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Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is an incurable chronic condition that can be managed and controlled if properly assessed and treated. Empowering and motivating this patient group to be self caring and engage in the prescribed care plan is essential to achieve a successful outcome. We provide specialist lymphoedema care to help you maintain mobility, optimise self care, quality of life and performance status.

We provide a comprehensive and dedicated Lymphoedema Service, working to:

  • provide assessment, treatment and psycho-social support for you
  • ensure there is equity in access to a uniform high standard of care provided locally and appropriate to your needs
  • together improve the function and quality of life, empowering and equipping you with self care skills and ongoing support. We aim to reduce the risk of lymphoedema related cellulitis infection which can require hospital admission

We accept patients with primary lymphoedema, secondary to cancer lymphoedema and secondary lymphoedema due to other causes that require specialist input. You will require a written referral from a health professional to us. 

The lymphoedema service supports collaborative working relationships with other health care professionals and agencies. The service does not work in isolation and often works to achieve a partnership with referrers to attain optimum outcomes for patients

Contacts

Macmillan Lymphoedema Service
Gaol Street Health Clinic
Gaol Street
Hereford
HR1 2HU
Office Tel No: 01432 378996

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