Lymphoedema Clinic

Specially trained nurses provide Lymphoedema support from the Woodlands Annexe.

  • Lymphoedema is a disease which causes fluid to collect in the body’s tissues. It can affect anyone at any time and there is no cure. With the right treatment and advice it is controllable and can be managed with patient compliance to maximise quality of life.
  • The Clinic offers patients support and information on how best to live with the disease, be it primary (determined from birth) or secondary (impaired lymphatic system as a result of surgery, radiotherapy, infection, severe injury, burns or trauma).
  • The Hospice provides purpose built treatment rooms and admin facilities to make the Clinic possible.
  • The Clinic operates for one full day fortnightly and is another good example of the Hospice working in partnership with others to benefit the community as a whole.

Lymphoedema Support Group Suspended

This is to advise you that due to the current Coronavirus situation senior management have taken the decision to suspend the

bi-monthly support group for our lymphoedema patients held here at St Teresa’s Hospice until further notice. This is with immediate effect, so the planned meeting on Tuesday 31st March will not take place and all further meeting dates are also cancelled.

I am sure you will understand this decision has not been taken lightly. Please keep checking our website for information regarding when we are able to recommence the support group again.

Many thanks for your understanding in this matter. If you would like further clarification please do not hesitate to contact the Hospice on: 01325 254321.

We have supplied a web address below with government guidelines regarding the Coronavirus for your information. Please note for up to date information please refer to the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

We would like to say from the bottom of our hearts a thank you very much for all your loving care, kindness and support given while our relative was at the Hospice. Such a relaxing place, with unconditional care by yourselves, you are just wonderful.