Just returned from Portugal where I had spent some time in a water park and the belt had worked brilliantly keeping my pouch secure. When I tried sliding (belly down) without the belt my pouch was torn away from my body. Brilliant invention!

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mr S. Gloucestershire


Love the support belts, wearing it I felt secure enough to go for a walk outside, it's been a long time since I felt confident enough to walk. Superb!                                                                                                                                                                                    Mr B Essex


The hernia support belt 'makes me feel how I used to feel!' Enough said.                                                                     Mr I. Lincoln


The most comfortable belt I have ever worn, totally forget it is there but gives the support necessary. 2 more please! 

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mr W. King's Lynn


The Support Belts are simply life-savers, what more can I say! 

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mr S.  Walsall


Nu-Hope Urostomy pouches. No corrosion on back of flange and no burning of skin. After months of red raw skin, it has re-generated and is 100% better. Thank you.

Mr T. Stoke


After 63 years of being illness free I suddenly found myself with a Colostomy Bag, having run Marathons all over the world I did not intend to stop running.  But it was a new challenge, now fully fit again I need some extra support while running long distances and the Nu-Hope Support Belt has given me that, it is made to measure so its fits perfectly and is comfortable to wear for long periods and easy to maintain.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mr P.  Greece



I've been really impressed with the comfort of the belts, especially with the auxiliary to give proper support underneath the hernia, and I should know because I've tried them all!!                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mr H. Bristol


I would like to pass on my thanks to all at Penlan for the belt they arranged for me. Having two bags, one fitted fine but the second, for urine, leaked from when the by-pass was done. Since wearing the belt, apart from no leaking, I have experienced great security and no discomfort. Anyone thinking of going down this course of action, I cannot recommend it more highly for all unfortunate people who need to wear one or two bags, and also knowing that there are people there who can help in many ways. Thank you all.                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mr A. Gloucester


Penlan Medical's supply of Nu-Hope support belt.

Hi Fellow Ostomates!

I have a permanent Colostomy. (But a similar story for an Ileostomy or a Urostomy.)

I thus wear a pouch which I empty and change perfectly normally and regularly.

Just like you do......

Of course, being a fairly active fellow, there's an ever present, potential risk of a parastomal hernia occurring, and so I've been wearing a standard support belt for the last thee years. But, I confess, rather on and off...........

Just like you do......

This is fine until the pouch starts to fill. Then the belt squashes the pouch; and then the pouch ........ Well you don't want me to go on do you? You well know its then NOT a bunch of fun ...... Vexatious to say the least! We've all been there! I rather lose my confidence completely if that happens!

Just like you do......

Anyway I was lucky enough to be given an appointment by Colchester Hospital's quite brilliant Stoma Dept. with Tim Barnacle of the also fantastic Penlan Medical, for a fitting, by him, of a Nu-Hope support belt.

Wow! Very clever item! The pouch is passed through a carefully measured, manufactured hole in the belt, and the hole's perimeter is reinforced with a firm plastic ring. The elastic part of the belt is cleverly striated which makes for a far superior item.. More support with much more comfort. Result! I didn't realise how hi-tech an elastic belt could get!

But the really clever bit is that there is an elastic 'trap-door' over-flap, which stretches over the hole, and completes the support. The 'trap-door' has a proper technical name:- a 'prolapse-over-belt-thing-me-jig', or some fancy name, but whatever; its a 'trap-door' to me!

Normally this 'trap-flap-door' is closed, to give somewhat lighter support than the main belt (by design) over the Stoma. But I leave the trap door open at the times of day when I know, that less pressure on the pouch and contents is jolly well advisable!

That's when I know it needs to 'fill and breathe'.........

Just like you do........

Tim & Emmy of Penlan Medical were amazing over the fitting and supply. They've got incredible expertise and clinical experience. Nothing was too much trouble. Extremely helpful advice by email and telephone.

They made me feel special and cared about. Because in their eyes, I genuinely was. So very reassuring, because as an ostomate, I do sometimes feel very 'up against it'........

Just like you do......

In fact they will supply me with three of these belts - a 'Wear/Care/Spare' trio, so there's always one being worn, another being gentle-machine/hand washed, and another on rotation as a spare.

Penlan have provided me with outstanding service; and all through the NHS prescription service.

I'm a very lucky chap.......

This has all helped increase my Stoma self confidence. That's a big plus. I love that kind of encouragement.......

Just like you do........

So go with Penlan with complete confidence for your 'wear/care/spare trio' of 'Nu/Hope' 'trap door belts'. Penlan give 'Support for Support'. They're 'top-of-the-shop' in my eyes.

And as an Ostomate, I welcome all the support I can get.

Just like you do ......

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      'Mr P'. A Colchester Ostomate in deepest Essex!


Wearing the support belts I have been the most comfortable I have been for ages.......                                                                          Mr L. Essex


The Nu-Hope Urinary pouches are the best thing that has ever happened to me.....for the first time I feel like I'm not wearing anything! The Belts aren't bad either!

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mr K. Exeter

The support belt has revolutionised my life, cannot tell you how the ring in the belt makes all the difference. Have tried other belts with rings that were too small, moved when stretched, this firm ring is amazing. I've got my figure back, bulge gone, so comfortable. Please may I have another 2!  

                                                                                                                                                                                      Mrs O. Stafford



Wearing the support belt I've managed to get back into my DIY, it's changed my life.        

                                                                                                                                                                                    Mr E. Bedfordshire


Very pleased, the material of the support belts is much cooler than the other belts I've tried, comfortable to wear, more please!

                                                                                                                                                                                     Mr B. Wales 


The support belts last ages, even after daily wear and washing, they are still in great condition.                                     Mrs. D. Dudley


The Support Belts - Simply Excellent, wouldn't go anywhere else!                                                                                 Mr T. Bedford


The Support Belts are very comfortable and I feel properly supported.                                                                          Mr F. West Bromwich


Very pleased with the support the belt gives, can't quite believe how comfortable it is, hernia is much less painful, brilliant, order me two more please! 

                                                                                                                                                                                     Mr H. Boston


 Love the belt, can wear it comfortably for 14 hours, the ring gives extra security for the pouch, two more ordered, made up!

                                                                                                                                                                                     Mr L. Essex


Support Belt is great, feel SO much better about myself, Penlan Medical's service is second to none, nothing seemed too much trouble!

                                                                                                                                                                                     Mr G. Essex



Very comfortable support belts, I had the auxiliary belt added which really works, smooths everything out and doesn't roll.

                                                                                                                                                                         Mrs. B. Birmingham


Just a quick note to say a BIG thank you for sending me the support belt. It's a complete life saver and has made such a difference to my daily life.                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                          Mrs P. Lincoln


Brilliant Belts, very cool, light weight and comfortable, no lacking on support though, miracle!

                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. G. Essex


The Support Belts have transformed my life, no longer do I have the hernia pushing out, I can cut my grass and do jobs that before I was hesitant to do and I can get into smaller trousers! Can't praise them highly enough.

                                                                                                                                            Mr B. Suffolk


I felt I just had to add a few words about the service I received from Penlan Medical. I live in Spain and have a permanent colostomy which unfortunately has a hernia and needs good support. The support belt issued here through the health service is not suitable and the only option available. I searched the Internet and found the range of belts from Penlan Medical. Their response to my email was swift, personally from the Sales Director. I received a lot of info and measuring guidance and ordered my belt. We exchanged several emails to get things just right before I placed my order. Sadly, as is often the case, it was lost in the Spanish postal system. Without any fuss Penlan despatched another on a guarenteed delivery. I was delighted with this product that fits perfectly and gives excellent support, easy to use and washable. I will certainly be ordering another one shortly.

                                                                                                                                        Mr S. Spain


Nu-Hope Urinary Pouches are very comfortable and do not go white around my stoma or fall apart. 

                                                                                                                                        Mr M. Norfolk


I have just received my new belt and have put it on for the first time. It's really, really great! Thank you so much. I'll wear it for a few days to make absolutely sure that there isn't anything I need to ask you to change then I will order another one.

I am so pleased - thank you again for all your efforts to get this right for me.

                                                                                                                                                                                Mrs B. Essex


Nu-Hope support belts bring the life back I had lost to normal and give greater confidence. Now able to do all the cooking at home again! (Reported this news to my three consultants) All thanks to the belt.....please keep busy!

                                                                                                                                                                                      Mr P. Birmingham


 Nu-Hope Urostomy Pouches: Brilliant product - having a flange which does not dissolve is great, I also found I did not need the convexity.

                                                                                                                                                                                     Mrs H. Cornwall



Very pleased with the support belt, will order more. Would recommend to anyone.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Mr S. Lincoln



 Best support belts I've ever had and I've tried a few!

                                                                                                                                                                                       Mr B. - Norwich                                                                                      



I've been very impressed with the commitment to tailoring the belt so it meets my personal requirements. I would recommend these belts with the service support to anybody.

                                                                                                                                                    Mr. H. - Bedford



Thank you for supplying such a comfortable and supportive belt.

                                                                                                                                                 Mr B - Bristol


The Nu-Hope Support Belts have given me the confidence to go out and about much more.....Thank you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mr C - Warwickshire


I have had a very good week! The pouches with the large flange have fitted well over my huge hernia and I have even showered in them and had a second day's wear. Not a trace of a leak. Thank you and your American colleagues for your persistence in finding a product that works for me. I had almost given up hope. Penlan Medical and Nu-Hope have meant that I can now live a reasonable life with my stoma and large hernia, after having problems over the years with so many other makes of pouch.                                

                                                                                                                                                                                              Mr K - West Sussex



Changed my life and happy to recommend the pouches to others. No melting or erosion.

Mr B – South Wales

Excellent belts, really comfortable and give proper support.

Mr A – Essex

I have used the belts very successfully for years and have found them supportive and comfortable.

Mrs B – Essex

Both the belts and the pouches work very well for me and I was so impressed I told my nurses all about them. They now use them every week with new patients. The belt gives so much support that my back also feels a lot better.

Mr G - Lincolnshire