Nightingale Ostomy was formed back in 1984 and acquired by the Directors of Great Bear Healthcare in 1995. Back then, Nightingale was a team of just three nurses based in the local area of Cardiff, with a focus on Stoma care. As the Parent company switched its focus from stoma to continence, the focus of the nursing team gradually evolved in the same vein and the “Ostomy” part of the name was dropped to give way to Nightingale. Over the subsequent years, Nightingale has expanded nationwide with a team of eight now covering much of the UK.
In 2015, Nightingale was successful in obtaining a new dispensing licence and a secondary premises was opened in Bridgwater.