Avon IA is a registered charity and member organisation of the IA, the Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Support Group and as a patient led support group our aim is to provide help, support, advice and friendship to people who have had or are about to have surgery to remove their large bowel.
We work closely with four local Hospitals, The Bristol Royal Infirmary and Southmead hospitals in Bristol, The Royal United Hospital in Bath and Weston General Hospital in Weston-super-Mare. We use this professional medical advice alongside our own experiences of living with an ileostomy or an internal pouch to provide information, support and friendship to our members and their families.
We hold two members meetings each year, along with other social events and offer attendance at various open days. Details of forthcoming meetings and events can be found on the events page.