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Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a chronic (long-term), condition characterised by swelling, most commonly associated with one or more limbs but sometimes the trunk, face or genitalia. If left untreated it becomes worse. It is caused by damage or disruption to the lymphatic system.

The lymphatic system is known as the body’s rubbish system and when it is compromised and doesn’t work to its full capacity, lymph fluid collects in the affected area of the body.

This can happen as a result of congenital or hereditary causes known as primary lymphoedema, or can be secondary lymphoedema, caused as a result of infection, trauma, or surgery, but most commonly associated in this country with cancer and it’s treatment

The Lymphoedema Service cares for people with lymphoedema and also supports other health professionals working with patients affected by the condition.

The Sheffield Macmillan Lymphoedema Service

Location
Fairlawns
621 Middlewood Road
Sheffield
S61TT

There is free onsite parking available

Contact Details

Tel: 0114 232 0689
Fax: 0114 229 2949
Email: sht-tr.lymphoedema@nhs.net

Service Description

The Sheffield Macmillan Lymphoedema Service is a nurse lead clinic providing specialist lymphoedema and lipoedema care and support for all patients diagnosed with these conditions regardless of the cause.

There can be 1 or 2 phases of treatment depending on the severity and location of the condition.
Care is predominantly aimed at providing information and education to allow patients to be self-managing, and with a view to discharge if the condition allows.

Treatment is given by specialist lymphoedema nurses and includes compression bandaging, compression garments, manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), simple lymphatic drainage (SLD), pneumatic compression pumps and kinesio taping treatments.

We provide remote advice to health and allied health professionals and joint home visits with community teams for complex patients. We also offer home visits if the condition affects the head and neck, trunk and arms.

Lymphoedema is not considered an emergency as far as physical management of the condition and there is no on-call system.

Team

Aysha Goodyear - Advanced Lymphoedema Nurse Practitioner, BMed Sci (Hons) Dr Vodder School- Therapy III
Jennifer Yates- Advanced Lymphoedema Nurse Practitioner - BA (Hons) FG-MLD
Helen Darley- Lymphoedema Practitioner- RGN

Clinic Hours

08.30 – 16.30 Monday to Friday

We see patients with:

Lymphoedema and chronic oedemas
Referral Information (for Healthcare professionals):
Referrals are accepted from Sheffield postcode GP’s, Consultants, AHP and Nurse Specialists- the following ways

Letter

Lymphoedema Referral Form ( Awaiting form )

Email: sht-tr.lymphoedema@nhs.net

Out of area referrals are accepted in exceptional circumstances and would require funding.

Other Information

The Lymphoedema Support Network is a registered charity and the UK’s national patient support organisation for lymphoedema.

For Information and support:

Tel: 020 73514480
Website details: www.lymphoedema.org/lsn/

Lipoedema UK is a registered charity and the UK’s national patient support organisation for lipoedema.

For Information and support

Website details: www.lipoedema.co.uk
Email: info@lipoedema.co.uk
 

 

 

 

 

Contact Details
Tel 0114 232 0689
 

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