We are a Trustwide Service with out-patient clinics running at Lagan Valley and Bangor Community Hospitals, and Ballymote Centre, Downpatrick
We treat oncology and non-oncology related lymphoedema which can be defined as chronic swelling of the affected body part often causing discomfort, heaviness, decreased range of movement, loss of function and skin changes.
Our treatments include advice, skin-care, exercise, use of compression and specific massage techniques.
*Due to staff working across locations opening hours and availability changes, however there is an answer machine available and we will endeavour to respond to any messages as quickly as we can.*
Videos to help you manage your Lymphoedema
A series of 16 online self-management videos, initially funded by Welsh Government, have been made by Lymphoedema Network Wales, and were produced by eHealth Digital Media.
The videos are informative and practical, aimed at giving information directly to those living with lymphoedema, they also include first-hand experiences from people living with the condition.
The videos can be viewed at www.medic.video/lsn-lymph
If you have been diagnosed with lymphoedema the following videos may be particularly useful to help you keep things managed as well as possible.
- Skin care
- Exercise class lower limbs
- Exercise class upper limbs
- Simple Lymph Drainage (SLD) lower limbs
- Simple Lymph Drainage upper (SLD) limbs
- Compression garments
For GP and other Health Care Staff there is a free BMJ Chronic oedema/Lymphoedema education module (1 hour of CPD) providing knowledge and tools to support those living with lymphoedema available from https://new-learning.bmj.com/course/10066074
Lymphoedema Network Northern Ireland website
Lymphoedema Information on NIDirect Website
Referrals to the service must be made by a health care professional.