Confidence for a busy lifestyle

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still image from video promoting eakin slim seals

You need to feel confident when you’ve got a busy lifestyle; to be able to go about your normal routine, visit friends, go to work, travel, without the fear of leaking.

Clare Mee gets that confidence from an eakin Cohesive SLIMS® seal.   Shortly after surgery Clare developed skin irritation, so her stoma nurse recommended an eakin® seal.

Absorbent, mouldable and skin friendly, eakin® seals are designed to combat common problems such as leakage and skin irritation to prevent sore skin around your stoma.  But don’t just take our word for it- find out what Clare has to say in this video.

If you would like to try an eakin® seal for yourself, you can request a sample.

Clare is a regular blogger on A Bigger Life, a web-based community for ostomates and their carers to connect with each other for support, information and encouragement.  Sign up now at ABiggerLife.com

Recognising Myra Mitchell’s hard work for TG Eakin

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Mark Gilpin presents award

Mark Gilpin presenting an award to Myra Mitchell of Omnigon during AASTN 2019, acknowledging her hard work over the last 12 months on the eakin brand.

Myra has worked for our Australian and New Zealand business partner, Omnigon, for over 12 years and is currently the Western Australian Territory Manager.

A bag that gives you complete piece of mind

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eakin dot 2-piece sample

Using an ostomy bag can sometimes be an anxious, leaky experience. Our eakin  dot® 2-piece flat pouch is designed with clever peace of mind features to make you feel more secure and comfortable (and make bag changes a little speedier too!)

Whether you enjoy travelling, gardening, doing something sporty or simply being with family or friends, the eakin  dot® 2-piece flat lets you get on with life.

Click here for further information on eakin dot® 2-piece flat system.

Eakin.eu gets a new look

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At eakin we don’t believe having a stoma should define you. We believe it’s just a small part of a bigger life. This is something we passionately believe in, which is why we have developed our new eakin.eu website so you can easily search for product solutions or a range of help and advice articles to help you adapt to living with a stoma allowing you to get on with life.

Some of the new and improved features include:

  • Overall design is simplistic helping you get to the information you require in less clicks.
  • Products and advice is solution led to help guide you to the appropriate advice or product.
  • Sample experience is similar to other shopping websites that you will already be familiar with.

Have a browse around and let us know what you think by emailing mail@eakin.co.uk !

 

Introducing: A Bigger Life Community

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We know from experience and what you have been telling us that there’s a growing need for ostomates to be able to connect and share with each other tips, ask for help with pouching techniques or just general advice on living with a stoma.

We have listened! We have developed a new ostomy community on abiggerlife.com to create the opportunity to connect with other ostomates, clinical advisors and share experiences about living with a stoma.

Why join A Bigger Life Community?

• A safe and welcoming space for ostomates, friends, family and caregivers to easily connect with others. People of all ages, with all levels of online experience can use the community to talk about a wide range of topics related to living with a stoma.

• If your waiting on surgery or recovering from surgery, here is a good place to start and get support from others who have been through a similar situation to you. If you’re an experienced ostomate you can share your hints and tips, some of the best advice comes from others who have had the same experience

• Regular live Q&A sessions with our Clinical Advisors offering the opportunity to ask questions about your stoma, lifestyle or emotions.

• Learn about new products and developments in the ostomy world by connecting with others around the globe.

Get involved

You can get involved in the community by clicking on the community link in the navigation on abiggerlife.com or by visiting community.abiggerlife.com. To contribute to the conversations, you will need to register but don’t worry its quick and easy. Once your logged in you can ask questions, share your advice or simply just say hello to the rest of the community.

Help us improve the lives of ostomates worldwide!

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We are currently looking for people who have a stoma and are living in Northern Ireland to help us evaluate and trial some of our new and innovative products.

Do you or someone you know have a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy?
Did you know that one of the world’s leading manufacturers of stoma bags, skin care productsand accessories is a Northern Ireland family-owned and operated company based in County Down?

The Eakin Healthcare Group, founded by pharmacist Tom Eakin forty years ago, manufactures and sells stoma care products to 40 countries from the purpose built factory in Comber.

Our Research & Development Department is a team of highly experienced and skilled pharmacists, scientists and product development engineers who are currently working on the next generation of stoma appliances, designed to improve the quality of life for people with a stoma.

We are currently looking for people who have a stoma and are living in Northern Ireland to help us evaluate and trial some of our new and innovative products.

If you, or someone you know, has a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy and are interested in helping us by providing product feedback, then please contact us by phoning (028) 9187 4810, Mon – Fri 8.30am – 1.30pm, or by emailing shona.coulson@eakin.co.uk for more information.

Your help is vital to ensure customer focused product development and the launch of new products to improve the quality of life of ostomates worldwide.

When you contact us, we will be discreet and anything you tell us will remain completely confidential. We will not use your personal information for sales, marketing or any promotions and we will not share your personal information with anyone else.

French nurses visit eakin

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Staff at eakin were delighted to welcome the visitors, who travelled from France to attend an eakin presentation and workshop.

During their visit they also learnt the history of eakin, received more training about our products including our new eakin dot 2-piece and had an opportunity to tour the factory.

Olivier Montels, Development Manager of eakin in France: “It’s important for Health professionals to know more about us, our values and our products to understand fully the commitment of our teams to create and fabricate eakin products. We are even more pleased that this was the first visit of French ET nurses.”

Eakin will also be present at the AFET days – which is the French National Congress of ET nurses – happening in Lyon from the 8th to the 12th of October. 

We thank all our visitors for taking the time to visit us and we look forward to welcoming them again in the future. 

We’re on a mission to raise awareness for people living with a stoma

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Although there is increasing news coverage and more ostomates are speaking out, we believe more can be done to educate the wider public.

We have over 200 ducks on an adventure over the summer to raise awareness for people around the world living with a stoma. If you find a duck on its travels, please help it on its way to a new location (you could win a prize!) All you need to do is: –

1. Find the ducks name (look underneath)

2. Take it with you….

3. Leave it somewhere nice where it can be found easily!

4. Take a photo of the duck in it’s new location

5. Send your photo, the name of your duck and where you left it to mail@eakin.co.uk

6. Track the ducks journey on facebook/TGEakin!

Prizes

If you find a duck and help it on its journey your name will go into a monthly prize draw to win an Amazon voucher.

Good luck!

For full T&Cs please click here

Introducing the new eakin Contour Flange Extenders

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We are delighted to announce the launch of a new product, eakin Contour Flange Extenders.

eakin Contour Flange Extenders are uniquely designed to let you extend your line of defence against leaks to ensure you feel more secure whilst also experiencing enhanced comfort.

eakin Contour Flange Extenders are suitable for you if….

  • You have lumps bumps or hernias and want to bend, stretch and move without restriction, then eakin Contour Flange Extenders are ideal as the unique fluted design allows them to mould and flex easily to any body type or shape – no matter how challenging or difficult
  • Or perhaps you’re looking for security and comfort in equal measures? You’ll get this from the skin–friendly hydrocolloid, thin tapered edges and the smooth satin finish which combine to hug the body like a second skin and prevent edge lift.

For further information please contact your local distributor for samples.