Stoma Bag Change in Singapore

A stoma bag is commonly used for collecting waste for individuals with obstruction to the bladder or bowel. Need help to change a stoma bag? Book a Homage nurse to perform the procedure at home today!

About Stoma & Stoma Bags

A stoma is an opening on the abdomen that is connected to your digestive or urinary system to allow waste (urine or faeces) to be diverted out of your body. It looks like a small, pinkish, circular piece of flesh that is sewn to your body. It may lie fairly flat to your body or protrude out. Your stoma has no nerve endings so you should feel no pain from it.

A stoma bag, also known as a colostomy bag, is a medical device that fits securely around the stoma. It provides a means for the collection of waste and is made from a breathable material and fixes to the skin using medical grade adhesives.

Who Needs a Stoma Bag?

Stomas can be temporary or permanent. Usually, those with obstruction to the bladder or bowel will require a stoma.

Stoma Bag Change Procedure

Items Needed

  • Stoma wafer: brand, type and size
  • Stoma bag: brand, type and size
  • Stoma adhesive paste, strip or powder (if required)
  • Latex gloves
  • Gauze, wet wipes, tissue and alcohol swabs
  • Skin barrier films
  • Scissors


  • Ensure that you have the items above at home
  • 1 way taxi fare will be required for our nurse to purchase the consumables if needed

Cost of Stoma Bag Change Procedure in Singapore

Our nurses are equipped with the skills to change stoma bags. Rates for the procedure can be seen below

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* An additional $30 surcharge applies for urgent requests within 24hrs. Procedure is NOT included in the ADL & simple nursing package rates.

Stoma Bag Change

$ 80 /procedure*
* An additional $30 surcharge applies for urgent requests within 24hrs. Procedure is NOT included in the ADL & simple nursing package rates.

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Top questions about Stoma Bag Change

Service FAQ

What's the difference between a stoma and colostomy bag?

A stoma bag is a general term that refers to the bags that collects stool, gas and urine via a stoma. A colostomy bag is a subset of stoma bags, referring to the bag that collects stools and gas from a stoma that is connected to the large intestine.

How long can you leave a stoma bag on for?

Stoma bags are designed to be worn for between three to seven days, under normal circumstances. Changing the bag too frequently can cause skin irritation problems as can leaving the bag on for too long.

Date the tape on the pouch or mark your calendar to remind you when the pouch was last changed. If you feel itching or burning on the skin around the stoma (where the colostomy enters your body), change the pouch promptly. These sensations may be signs of a leak.

Who are the Homage Care Professionals?

Homage Care Professionals are Singaporeans (and permanent residents) who are passionate and dedicated to delivering care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained caregivers, qualified nurses, certified therapists and licensed doctors, each with a unique set of skills, experiences and specialisations.

Are there subsidies for Homage's stoma bag change services?

Yes. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for financial subsidy under the Home Caregiving Grant to defray the cost of caregiving services.

Learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process via the Agency for Integrated Care website.

How fast can I receive care by Homage?

Once you have confirmed that you would like to engage a Homage Care Professional for urine bag drainage, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional as fast as within 24-48 hours.

Urgent cases that require care within 24 hours will be matched on a best effort basis. Do take note that a $30 surcharge applies for urgent cases.

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