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.

Causes

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.

Treatments

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.

News

1st Feb 24

Cleaner retires after 19 years

We said a fond farewell to our cleaner Jackie, who bowed out this week to enjoy a well deserved retirement after 19 years at Forest Holme and a total of 28 years with NHS University Hospitals Dorset.

Find out more

10th Jan 24

Tree-mendous appeal success

Forest Holme Hospice Charity is delighted to announce that the Light Up A Life tree contributed to a total of £4,855 raised for the hospice.

Find out more

29th Nov 23

Award success

Congratulations to our fantastic Complementary Therapy Team, who came second and took the highly commended award in the recent Great British Care Awards.

Find out more

3rd Nov 23

Charity secures dedicated Reiki Therapist for patients

Forest Holme is delighted to announce it will be part-funding the role of the hospice’s reiki specialist, Kay Spears, alongside the Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary.

Find out more

1st Aug 23

Poppy’s Stall

10-year-old Poppy Thomas was thrilled to receive her certificate and medal from the charity for raising £150 from her fundraising stall.

Find out more

25th Jul 23

Forest Holme Refurbishment

We are excited to announce that our refurbishment project at Forest Holme Hospice will begin on Monday 31st July 2023.

Find out more

Skip to content