This Service at Ardgowan Hospice is led by our Lymphoedema Nurse Specialist and is situated within the Access at Ardgowan building, 2 Ardgowan St, Greenock Map click?
Lymphoedema is a type of swelling which can affect any part of the body and is caused by a failure or blockage of the lymphatic vessels and is a long term condition. Whilst not curable the condition can be effectively managed with the appropriate treatment, especially if it is diagnosed in the early stages.
Our aims are to provide those affected by lymphoedema with a clear explanation of the condition, offer treatment plus teach the necessary skills to enable self-management of lymphoedema at home.
There are two phases of treatment: Intensive and Maintenance and both follow the same four principles: - skin care, exercise, massage and compression. The treatment we provide depends upon where the swelling is and the amount of swelling that exists.
It is normal for District Nurses to also attend patient visits as their input could be fundamental in the future management of lymphoedema. If this is the best course for you, then please be rest assured that Ardgowan’s dedicated lymphoedema nurse will ensure your programme of support will be fully assisted by the Hospice.
Due to funding restrictions, our clinic is run by one single practitioner and consequently, this service operates on three days per week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7.30am to 7.30pm. Should you wish to support or donate to this service, please press the Donate button at the top of this page - thank you for considering supporting your Hospice.
To contact the Lymphoedema Service:
t: 01475 558865