Reception area for lymphoedema care,  chronic wound care, wound healing, leg ulcer care and pressure ulcer care in a healthcare social enterprise

For patients

We provide specialist care for people living with chronic wounds and lymphoedema.

Our approach and aspirations

Our multidisciplinary approach means we draw on specialist wound and lymphoedema expertise as well as dermatology, podiatry and clinical health pyschology. Our patients are at the core of all we do; listening to you and including you in the creation and review of your care plan is key to sustainable care.

We aspire to see all our patients live their lives free from discomfort and pain, and transition from illness to wellness. It also makes us so keen on early intervention and prevention to stop situations from becoming chronic.

What are chronic wounds?

Chronic wounds can also be described as non-healing wounds. They can develop as a result of many factors, for example infections, insufficient blood supply to an area or from delayed healing of a surgical wound.

The most common types of chronic wounds are ulcers, particularly leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers can also be called pressure sores or bedsores.

Visit our wound care services page to find out more about our clinic and community care in Tower Hamlets, other London boroughs and further afield.

What is lymphoedema?

Lymphoedema is a swelling of the tissue which occurs when fluid builds up due to poor lymphatic drainage. It can involve any part of the body but is most common in the arms or legs and can compromise mobility.

Primary lymphoedema is the result of an underdeveloped or abnormal lymphatic system. It is a condition one is born with but may not present itself until later in life.

Secondary lymphoedema is due to damage or blockage of the lymphatic system caused by a secondary source such as cancer treatment, surgery, infection, obesity, or poor vein function. Such swelling is present for longer than three months. It can also be known as chronic oedema.

We treat both primary and secondary lymphoedema/chronic oedema.

Visit our lymphoedema care services page to find out more about our clinic and community care inTower Hamlets, other London boroughs and further afield.