Stoma Bag Drainage in Singapore

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

About Stoma Bag Drainage

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.

A stoma bag drainage is required to dispose of any waste that has been collected in the bag. A stoma bag should be emptied when it is ⅓ or ½ full or when desired. Mass collection of waste in the stoma bag can lead to possible infection of the stoma.

Stoma Bag Drainage Procedure

Items Needed

  • Latex gloves
  • Gauze, wet wipes, tissue and alcohol swabs
  • Receptacle for faeces (e.g. pail or jug)
  • Sterile water for irrigation


  • Ensure that you have the items above at home
  • Stoma bag drainage can still proceed if some of the above items are not available

Cost of Stoma Bag Drainage Procedure in Singapore

Our nurses are equipped with the skills to drain stoma bags. Rates for the procedure are as described.

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* An additional $30 surcharge applies for urgent requests within 24hrs. Procedure is included in the ADL & simple nursing package rates.

Stoma Bag Drainage

$ 40 /procedure*
* An additional $30 surcharge applies for urgent requests within 24hrs. Procedure is included in the ADL & simple nursing package rates.

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Top questions about Stoma Bag Drainage

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 often do you drain a stoma bag?

Most people empty their stoma bag about 4 to 10 times a day, depending on the volume of waste produced.

It is important to never let your pouch become more than half full, as a full pouch is heavy and can cause the loosening of the seal on the wafer. To prevent any accidental leakage, it is best you empty your pouch when it is 1/3 full.


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 drainage 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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