Once you have been referred to us, we will work to:
We involve all those in our team who are relevant to your care needs. Our specialists work with you to set your care goal so that your plan is comprehensive and most importantly, achievable.
We also take time to ensure that you and your carers understand your care needs as a critical part of lymphoedema and chronic oedema treatment is self-care. A number of useful resources are on our lymphoedema care information page.
Treatment involves a combination of skin care, exercises and lifestyle advice, which may include weight reduction, as well as the wearing of compression garments and bandaging. Some patients may also require a short period of intensive treatment.
Depending on the location and mobility of our patients, we will treat in clinics or in the community. Our Treatment Centre at Mile End Hospital formally opened in 2015 and is a clinical centre of excellence. When you are referred to us we will work out with you to determine the best place of treatment.
Alongside you, your family or carers, we will liaise with your GP, Practice Nurse, District Nurse, appropriate allied healthcare professionals as appropriate to ensure you receive the best possible continuity of care.
How long we work with you is entirely dependent on your care needs. Unless there are good reasons to discontinue working together, we will work with you until you achieve your goals and can manage your on-going care plan.
Please visit our lymphoedema care information page to learn more.