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Welcome to Lymphoedema

The Lymphoedema Service is predominantly clinic-based and patients referred to the service will be assessed to determine the most appropriate treatment and intervention for their specific needs.

The team will work with the patient and their carer to offer practical support, advice and education to facilitate and support ongoing self-care and self-management as part of an agreed care plan.

There can be two phases in the treatment and management of lymphoedema; an intensive phase and a maintenance phase, which may include the following treatments:

  • Decongestive lymphatic therapy (a combination of MLD & MLLB)
  • Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD)
  • Multi-layer lymphoedema bandaging (MLLB)
  • Pneumatic compression
  • Compression garments
  • Medical taping
  • Low-level light therapy (LLLT)
  • Education on self-management technique.

 

Where is the service provided?

This is a clinic-based service held in two locations:

St Edmunds Centre
Tamarisk Way
Colchester CO4 3GW    Click here to view map

Jubilee Clinic
Clacton Hospital
Tower Road
Clacton CO15 1LH        Click here to view map

How to access the service

Patients who have been diagnosed with lymphoedema can be referred to the service by a health professional such as a nurse, nurse specialist, allied health professional, hospital/hospice medical staff or GP via the Community Gateway (see referral criteria). Patients cannot self-refer.

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