Great Comebacks® Awards Program Australia & New Zealand

Each year several people who have shared their stories and inspired others are eligible to receive the Great Comebacks® awards. Anyone who has overcome the challenges of living with serious intestinal diseases and ostomy surgery can share their story.

Friends, family members and healthcare professionals can also nominate someone for an award. These awards are presented to the recipients at a bi-annual national event.

Great Comebacks® Award – One recipient from Australia or New Zealand is recognised bi- annually, culminating in a national ceremony where the recipient is honoured and named. To be considered for the Great Comebacks® Awards, please share your story using the online form.

Stomal Therapy Nurse Great Comebacks® Award – Recognising the important role that nurses play in helping patients come back after ostomy surgery, each year the program honours a Stomal Therapy Nurse who has been instrumental in helping one of the recipients achieve their “Great Comeback.” To help us honour their contribution, please include details about your Stomal Therapy Nurse in your story submission.

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We hope that you will share your story with us!

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