We are pleased to announce that our Lymphoedema Service is back up and running after a short period of closure last year

Based at our Warwick Myton Hospice, the clinic provides a service for patients with Lymphoedema with the aim of reducing symptoms.

Lymphoedema is a swelling in the body’s tissues caused by the lymphatic system being damaged or blocked. This means that lymph fluid cannot drain away. Some people may develop the condition if they have lymph glands removed during cancer surgery or if they’ve had radiotherapy.

People with cancer may also develop Lymphoedema because the cancer is blocking the lymph vessels or nodes. The swelling can affect many places in the body, including the arms and legs and can cause heaviness, pain, tightness, loss of function, dry/hardened skin and make the patient more susceptible to cellulitis.

The clinic is staffed by our Lymphoedema Specialist Nurse Karen Hunt and Lymphoedema Practitioner Lynn Fitzpatrick, and is open Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

We accept referrals from healthcare professionals for patients who have Lymphoedema relating to cancer and/or treatment for cancer.

Referrals can be faxed to 01926 499658 or emailed to lymphoedema.clinic@mytonhospice.org. You can also call us on 01926 838 806.

We pride ourselves in providing a high quality responsive service delivered in a calm and caring environment. Parking is free at the clinic for the patient and transport can be arranged for those unable to make their own way.

Last year’s patient satisfaction survey showed that 100% of those asked would recommend our service to others. Feedback from patients includes

I really valued being treated as an individual”, “best treatment I’ve ever had” and “literally a lifesaver both physically and emotionally.

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