How our Lymphoedema service can support you

Lymphoedema Service

The service provides lymphoedema specialist management treatment and support to those affected by secondary lymphoedema.

Service Availability

Tuesday to Friday - 9am to 3.30pm

Lymphoedema

Secondary Lymphoedema:

Secondary lymphoedema affect the lymphatic system within the body resulting in swelling in the skin due to a build-up of fluid in the tissues. 

This can be a side effect of cancer or its treatment such as surgery or radiotherapy. It affects a minority of people and can have a big impact on someone's quality of life.

The Specialist Service provides:

Information and education on lymphoedema

  • Consultation and assessment will be carried out and a mutually agreed, personalised treatment plan will be put in place
  • Emotional and psychological support is provided with an aim to improve quality of life
  • The lymphoedema outpatient service is part of the Community Hub at ACCORD with access and support to other Hub services as required.
  • The service is available to people affected by lymphoedema of the head and neck, upper limbs, breasts, lower limbs and genital area.

“…Would highly recommend this class- they are amazing at making you feel comfortable and I felt the exercises were very beneficial.”

Geraldine

Geraldine

Specialist Nurse

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Ailsa

Ailsa

Physiotherapist

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Geraldine - Specialist Nurse

Specialist Nurse Geraldine has been a member of the ACCORD Multidisciplinary team 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, a degree in palliative care and a graduate diploma in chronic oedema management. Geraldine now leads on the Specialist Lymphoedema Clinic at ACCORD.

Ailsa - 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.

Geraldine

Geraldine

Specialist Nurse

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Geraldine - Specialist Nurse

Specialist Nurse Geraldine has been a member of the ACCORD Multidisciplinary team 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, a degree in palliative care and a graduate diploma in chronic oedema management. Geraldine now leads on the Specialist Lymphoedema Clinic at ACCORD.

Ailsa

Ailsa

Physiotherapist

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Ailsa - Physiotherapist

<p>Ailsa Holds a BSc in Physiotherapy and is registered with the Health Professional Council.</p> <p>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.</p>

"Geraldine is absolutely wonderful. She not only helps with lymphoedema but she also a very caring person who takes the time to listen re other issues impacting on health & wellbeing."

Lymphoedema of the arm

Download the Lymphoedema leaflet for more information

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Lymphoedema of the Leg

Download the Lynphoedema of the Leg leaflet for more information

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For further details about lymphoedema and the support available, please visit the MACMILLAN Website

MACMILLAN Website

For Further details about lymphoedema and the support available please visit Scotland's National Health information portal NHS inform

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How to Access Referrals

Referrals will be taken from:

  • Existing services within ACCORD
  • Breast Care Nurses
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Community District Nurses
  • Hospital Consultants
  • GP's

Lymphoedema service can be contacted directly for guidance and further information.

FAQ's on Lymphoedema

Below you will find some frequently asked questions regarding Lymphoedema

Directions for Lymphoedema Clinic at ACCORD
Directions can be obtained from the website and follow signs for Community Hub. Parking is available

  For more information on how to get to the Hospice click here
How do I get a referral?

Referrals will be taken from:

  • Existing services within ACCORD
  • Breast Care Nurses
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Community District Nurses
  • Hospital Consultants
  • GP's

Lymphoedema service can be contacted directly for guidance and further information.

Referral Criteria
At this moment we can only accept referrals if there has been a diagnosis of cancer
What can I expect at the first visit
Consultations will be approximately 1 hr 30 minutes and it would be beneficial if information on medications was brought with you on the day.
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