The Lymphoedema Clinic at Lewis-Manning Hospice Care provides treatment and support to people who are dealing with Lymphoedema, which is a condition that causes swelling in the body’s tissues. It can affect any part of the body, but typically occurs in the arms or legs.
What can I expect at my appointment?
Taught techniques to reduce swelling and management of the excessive fluid caused by Lymphoedema, this can be through compression garments, skincare, specific massage skills, moving and exercising regularly and having a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Who can come & how do I get referred?
You will need to be registered with a GP surgery within East Dorset and have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. We will discuss your care with your GP, with your permission, before you attend.
You can be referred to the Lymphoedema Clinic by any health care professional directly linked to your care or you can refer yourself by calling 01202 708470.
Clinic opening times : Monday-Friday 9.30am-3.30pm
Will I be charged for this service?
There is no cost to the patient to attend our Lymphoedema Clinic but we encourage people to donate however much they can, so that we can keep offering our extraordinary palliative care. As a registered charity, we rely heavily on the local community’s help, support and donations to keep Lewis-Manning Hospice Care running as we only receive 20% funding from the NHS.
If you wish to make a donation to support our work, please visit lewis-manning.co.uk/donate For more information on our Lymphoedema Clinic please contact a member of our team on 01202 708470 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.