Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a condition characterised by the swelling of a limb, trunk, or any area of the body due to accumulation of lymphatic fluid. It is a long term condition with physical and psychological problems.

Here at Willow Wood Hospice, we have a Lymphoedema service that offers advice, support and help to patients who have this condition.

The service we offer:

Our Lymphoedema clinic was set up as a joint venture with Stalybridge Clinic. We aim to make a difference to the quality of life for those people suffering from Lymphoedema as we feel it’s beneficial for them to know they are not on their own.

Treatment includes the application of compression, using multi-layer bandages and hosiery, massage to assist with dispersal of fluid (lymphatic drainage), and advice on skin care and exercise.

How to refer:

People suffering from Lymphoedema can be referred by their GP, consultant, specialist nurse or allied health professional. Initially, all referrals are through the Tissue & Viability/Lymphoedema Service at Dewsnap Lane Clinic, Dukinfield.

The referral form can be downloaded here and should be faxed to 0161 366 2135.

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