Lymphoedema is a chronic condition which may be related to the patient’s illness or to the treatment of their illness. Lymphoedema is caused by an accumulation of fluid, which would normally drain via the lymphatic system, causing swelling of a limb and restricting movement and function.
Lymphoedema management for those who need it forms an important part of their rehabilitation. It maximizes the patient’s ability to function, promoting independence and offering a major route to improving their quality of life.
Here at Springhill Hospice we deliver a weekly Lymphoedema Clinic run by an experienced, qualified Lymphoedema Nurse. Access to the service is by referral from your GP, District Nurse or Specialist Palliative Care Nurse.
Patients will be seen as soon as possible after referral and will receive a full assessment from which a treatment plan will be agreed, the effects of which will be closely monitored at regular clinic appointments.
For more information about this service please telephone the Hospice on 01706 649920 and ask to speak to the Lymphoedema Nurse or our Admissions Co-ordinator, Chris Fostinis firstname.lastname@example.org