North London IA

We are here to help those who have had surgery for an ileostomy or internal pouch and live in North London and Hertfordshire postal districts or areas served by Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, Royal Free Hospital, St Marks at Northwick Park Hospital, Whittington Hospital, University College London Hospital and the North Middlesex University Hospital Trust and Watford Hospital.

North London IA has its origins in the Enfield Branch which started in 1961 with just 5 members. Brenda Baines was its first Secretary with Mr Richardson, of Chase Farm Hospital, as President. In 1969 the Enfield and Barnet Branches merged with Renie Alderman as Secretary and in subsequent years all the Branches in North London came together. Currently, Mr Steve Warren, of Chase Farm Hospital, is the current President.

North London IA Committee meets 4 times a year and organises an AGM in October or November. Meetings are held at Kings Oak Hospital, which is next to Chase Farm Hospital. We'll be delighted to meet you at any of the meetings - just contact Julia Spanswick, our Secretary, beforehand to say you're coming (see Local Contacts page).

Are you contemplating or have recently had surgery for an ileostomy or an internal pouch?

You probably will find it helpful to talk this through with someone who has an ileostomy or internal pouch. Please let us know and we can arrange for someone to speak to or meet with you.

Please contact our Secretary Julia Spanswick for more information.

We are here to support you.

If you have anything to add to this page please let us know. It would be good to hear from you!