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.
· Manual lymphatic drainage (medical massage)
· Simple lymphatic drainage (educate patients to continue self-care)
· Lymphatic taping
· Compression garments specialist measuring and fitting
· Specialist Lymphoedema bandaging
· Advice and support with symptom management
· Health promotion, exercises and skin care
· Psychological/emotional care and support
One of our nurses who has received specialist training and is a member of the British Lymphology Society will provide the treatment.
Please contact the Willen Hospice Lymphoedema Service on 01908 663636 or email email@example.com.
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.
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 www.lymphoedema.org and their number is 0202 7351 4480.