Lymphoedema Clinic

Lymphoedema Clinic

The Lymphoedema team is based at Forest Holme Hospice. The team treat 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 self-manage their symptoms effectively through a range of tailored therapies and treatments using the latest equipment.

Referrals are usually via the GP, consultant, community or hospital nurse.


18th Jun 24

Yellow Ribbons Flutter

Despite unpredictable weather conditions, Forest Holme Hospice’s annual Tie A Yellow Ribbon event, kindly sponsored by MSP Capital, proved to be a huge success when it recently took place in Poole Park.

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8th May 24

30th Anniversary Glass Flowers

The charity was delighted to celebrate its 30th anniversary with the launch of our stunning display of 1,000 handcrafted stained glass fritillaria flowers at Merley House in Wimborne.

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30th Apr 24

International success

We are delighted and proud to announce that Hazel Mack, our Community Specialist Palliative Care Nurse Team Lead, has had an article published in the April edition of the International Journal of Palliative Nursing.

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9th Apr 24

Haskins finish charity partnership on a high

Thank you to the incredible team at Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown for their outstanding support throughout our charity partnership in 2023.

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2nd Apr 24

Bouquet of Hope

Carnival Flowers in Wimborne is supporting Forest Holme this year with their Bouquet of Hope.

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27th Feb 24

Patient and families benefit from multi-functional chair beds

New multi-functional chair beds, a complementary therapy couch, riser-recliner chairs and dining room furniture are just some of the items purchased as part of a recent internal refurbishment thanks to the generosity of the local community.

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