Who is the clinic for?
The Lymphoedema Out-Patient Clinic at Blythe House provides treatment for people in the local area who have developed lymphoedema.
What is Lymphoedema?
Lymphoedema is a swelling that can occur in any part of the body but is most commonly seen in the arm or leg. It is caused by problems with the lymphatic system. Lymphoedema may be related to cancer and cancer treatment, but other people too develop lymphoedema. Early intervention and treatment is important to prevent the condition from becoming worse.
The Lymphoedema Service at Blythe House
The main Lymphoedema Service is based at Ashgate Hospice in Chesterfield. The service is led by two lymphoedema nurses, a technician and the Palliative Medicine Consultant. Once a month, usually the third Monday of the month, a lymphoedema out-patient clinic is run at Blythe House. This clinic is open to anyone in the local area who is referred by their GP or other healthcare professional.
How to Refer
To refer a patient, please complete a referral form (available for download shortly) or write to The Lymphoedema Team at Ashgate Hospice.