Lymphoedema Clinic

Lymphoedema is a swelling to a region of the body

At our Lymphoedema clinic we provide holistic and personalised care for patients who have developed swelling secondary to cancer or its treatments; life limiting conditions, and patients with a confirmed diagnosis of Primary Lymphoedema.

Lymphoedema is a lifelong condition, and the role of our service is to provide education; monitoring and management advice to promote self-care.

The clinic is a nurse-led outpatient clinic however, nurses will visit patients that are housebound, when clinically required. We accept referrals from any healthcare professional. Depending on the patient’s medical history, we may request further investigations to be done prior to being assessed in the clinic.

The team may refer patients onto other services or Hospitals for support with their care. This could include Psychologists, Social Care Teams, or other services at Willen Hospice.

Lymphoedema management and treatment varies for each patient but may include:


  • Manual lymphatic drainage (medical massage)
  • Compression garments specialist measuring and fitting
  • Health promotion, exercises and skin care
  • Simple lymphatic drainage (educate patients to continue self-care)
  • Lymphatic taping
  •  Specialist Lymphoedema bandaging
  •  Advice and support with symptom management
  •  Psychological/emotional care and support

Who provides the treatment?

One of our nurses who has received specialist training and is a member of the British Lymphology Society will provide the treatment.

Get in touch

Please contact the Willen Hospice Lymphoedema Service on 01908 663636 or email

Treatment and support is carried out close to the Hospice at The Well, Newport Road, Willen Village, MK15 9AA.

Please download the referral form below and return it by email.

Further resources

The Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN) is a national patient organisation which provides information about lymphoedema and people’s experience of living with the condition. Their website is and their number is 0202 7351 4480.

In a typical year...
our cost, per minute
phone calls to patients at home
fabulous volunteers
patients cared for at home
home visits
patients at the hospice
of cups of tea
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.