Lymphoedema

At our specialist unit at Turnchapel, our team of trained lymphoedema practitioners are able to offer an individually tailored service to patients suffering from lymphoedema.

What is lymphoedema?

Lymphoedema is caused by a blockage in, or damage to, the lymph system, resulting in swollen limbs, which can impact hugely on a person’s physical and psychological well being.

What is the aim of lymphoedema therapy?

The main aim of the service is to rehabilitate patients to help them lead as much of an independent lifestyle as possible, providing skills to self manage their swollen limbs. Once this has been established and there are no problems with their swelling, patients will be discharged back to their GP.

What do we do?

We provide care and encourage self management through specialist education and treatment, allowing patients to manage their condition on a daily basis. Such care may consist of:

To receive treatment from our lymphoedema team you will have to be referred via your GP, a clinical nurse specialist or a hospital consultant. The service is free to all patients. If you are a healthcare professional then please view our Information hub for information on referrals.