The Lymphoedema team is based in the Palliative Care building at Trinity Hospice. The team treats cancer and non-cancer related lymphoedema – a condition which affects the lymphatic system, the process by which we filter and drain waste fluid from our bodies.
If this mechanism stops working, the accumulation of fluid in the tissues causes swelling known as lymphoedema. There are two types – primary, which is often hereditary – and secondary – which can be brought about by cancer treatment, surgery, trauma or infection.
Our nurses offer treatments to ease discomfort caused by the condition and so improve quality of life. They are all highly trained to provide people with the information they need to understand and manage their symptoms effectively through a range of tailored therapies and treatments using the latest equipment.
Long term successful management of this condition requires the use of compression hosiery which the team can measure and fit.
Consultants, GPs and Clinical Nurse Specialist can refer patients to the service for assessment by following the links below and completing the referral form.
Click to complete the electronically
NEW lYMPH REF FORM CANCER RELATED
NEW LYMPHOEDEMA SERVICE REFERRAL FORM NON CANCER RELATED
Please save and then e-mail the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can download and print the forms – feel free to photocopy as many as you need.
Completed referrals should faxed to 01253 595654 or posted to Trinity Hospice, Low Moor Road, Bispham, Blackpool, FY2 0BG.
Incomplete referral forms will be returned.
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