Services at ACCORD

Lymphoedema Service

The service is managed by a Specialist Nurse and Senior Physiotherapist.

The service focuses on ‘Secondary Lymphoedema’ which can develop in people who previously had a normal lymphatic drainage system – this is the body’s drainage system to get rid of excess fluid. Lymphoedema is an abnormal collection of fluid just under the skin usually caused by the effects of cancer, radiotherapy or infection.

Aims of the Service

This specialist service provides:

  • Bandaging and compression garments
  • Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD)
  • Skin care and general advice

What You Can Expect

On the first visit, the patient’s needs will be assessed and a plan of care agreed accordingly.

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Meet the Team

Geraldine Bisland

Geraldine Bisland - Lymphoedema Specialist Nurse

Geraldine has been a member of ACCORD’s MDT since 1994. As a Senior Staff Nurse within our Inpatient Unit she developed an interest in and gained further qualifications in the specialist field of Lymphoedema Management. She achieved a Degree in Palliative Care and a Graduate Diploma in Chronic Oedema Management. Geraldine now leads on the Specialist Lymphoedema Clinic at ACCORD.

Ailsa Currie

Ailsa Currie - Physiotherapist

Ailsa Holds a BSc in Physiotherapy and is registered with the Health Professional Council. Having gained experience working at the Beatson Oncology Centre before moving to ACCORD in 2005, Ailsa has a specialist interest, experience and skills in Lymphoedema care and management.

Hours and Availability

  • Tuesday to Friday, 9.00am – 3.00pm

How to get in Contact

  • Geraldine Bisland – 0141 581 2000