What is lymphoedema?

Lymphoedema is a swelling in the body due to an accumulation of lymph fluid in the tissues, which is the result of inadequate drainage.

Our aim is to support patients with lymphoedema to manage their condition and reduce the negative impact on their quality of life.  

We have daily lymphoedema clinics where patients can receive treatment according to an individualised care plan.

Exercise is an important part of any care plan.  We offer a weekly class with exercise movements specifically designed to aid lymphatic drainage.  The class is suitable for all abilities and is a fun and sociable way to exercise.

There is monthly lymphoedema self-management group held on the last Tuesday of every month where people meet for mutual support and education.  We often have an invited speaker or specialist topic for discussion.

Who can refer into our Lymphoedema Service?

  • GPs
  • District Nurses
  • Hospital doctors