Lymphoedema Service

Advice, support and treatment for patients at risk of developing lymphoedema.

Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital

0300 013 4775

Rehabilitation Unit, King Edward Road, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 6EB

kcht.lymphoedemahernebay@nhs.net

8am to 5pm

Vicarage Lane Clinic

0300 013 4779

Vicarage Lane, Ashford, Kent TN23 1NJ

kcht.lymphoedemaashford@nhs.net

8am to 5pm

Rainham Healthy Living Centre

0300 013 4772

103 - 107 High Street, Rainham, Kent ME8 8AA

kcht.lymphoedemamedway@nhs.net

8am to 5pm

Woodlands Health Centre

0300 123 3167

7 Allington Road, Paddock Wood, Kent TN12 6AX

kcht.HWLHlymphoedema@nhs.net

Woodlands Health Centre

0300 123 3167

7 Allington Road, Paddock Wood, Kent TN12 6AX

kchft.WKlymphoedema@nhs.net

Who we are

We are a team of health professionals who assess and give advice and treatment, if appropriate, to people showing symptoms of, or who are suffering from, lymphoedema.

We provide this service in east Kent and Medway. Lymphoedema is a chronic swelling which usually happens in a limb, but any part of the body can be affected. The swelling is usually because the lymphatic system cannot function adequately. The condition affects more than 100,000 people in the UK.

What we do

We offer appropriate advice, support and treatment to patients who are at risk of developing lymphoedema. We also assess, plan and carry out appropriate care for patients suffering from mild to moderate or severe lymphoedema.

Our high-quality service reflects best professional practice and our clinics can be found in venues that are easy to get to. Our work also includes treating patients who may need palliative management of lymphoedema.

We help implement a daily self-management programme that will enhance quality of life and enable patients to work towards independent management of their oedema. We also help to educate other professionals who may come into contact with patients with chronic oedema.

How do you use this service?

You need to be referred by a GP or healthcare professional.

Your comments

November 2017
Tunbridge Wells

I find the service very efficient, professional and caring - excellent all round.

November 2017
Thanet

I got the care I needed in a caring environment.

November 2017
Maidstone

I found I learnt a lot about my condition which helped understand. Very good nurse and was well looked after.

October 2017
Maidstone

Excellent care to detail. Full explanation and patience.

October 2017
Tonbridge & Malling

My treatment has been very successful and will make life so much improved/better.

October 2017
Sevenoaks

Nurse was very helpful and friendly and made sure I understood everything. A star performance with the National Health Service!

September 2017
Herne Bay

Friendly and professional staff. Appointments always kept in time.

September 2017
Tonbridge & Malling

Very thorough examination given by the nurse who had a lovely manner. Gave me some very helpful advice.

September 2017
Maidstone

Made to feel very comfortable throughout.

August 2017
Ashford

Helpful advice and pleasant manner.

August 2017
Tunbridge Wells

Knowledgeable, friendly, supportive staff giving encouragement.

August 2017
Shepway

I am well treated. Everything is explained to me. I always get full explanation of treatments, measuring etc. Staff are friendly, I am at ease while at the clinic

July 2017
Herne Bay

Nurses very friendly, listen and offer appropriate advice.

July 2017
Thanet

Sam has excellent people skills, informative and knowledgeable. A confident and competent practitioner.

July 2017
Sevenoaks

Efficient service. friendly helpful practitioner. Every aspect of care explained fully.

July 2017
Medway

I was well taken care of. Everything was explained perfectly for me to understand.

June 2017
Shepway

Very professional, kind and friendly. Has made a huge difference to my condition and self confidence since starting my appointments.

June 2017
Sevenoaks

My nurse at the doctors put my name forward and felt this would help me. It has all happened quickly and ran smoothly. Very impressed.

June 2017
Tunbridge Wells

This service is wonderful - when poorly, thought there was no hope. This service completely changed my life for the better all round.

May 2017
Deal

All staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and they make you feel at ease. They are also very good at listening to my worries and concerns.

May 2017
Herne Bay

Very helpful staff, caring and discuss any problems. Feel very comfortable when discussing problems.

May 2017
Tunbridge Wells

I think this service is wonderful - very professional and caring.

May 2017
Ashford

Nurse was very understanding and listened to what I had to say. She made me feel very comfortable. Explained things very carefully.

May 2017
Tonbridge & Malling

The nurse was effective, and knowledgeable, very accommodating, very professional.

April 2017
Tunbridge Wells

The lymphoedema service is wonderful. I find it very helpful and reassuring and the care is amazing. It is like a life line for me which I value.

April 2017
Medway

The service is professional, efficient and warm. The staff treat me with dignity and respect and inform me of what is going on. They encourage you on the path of healing.

March 2017
Sittingbourne

Appointment convenient to home. Relaxed but thorough treatment.

March 2017
Tonbridge & Malling

Always had a pleasant experience with the staff.

February 2017
Weald

The staff nurses have been very kindly and considerate, treatment first class and has helped my condition very much.

February 2017
Tunbridge Wells

Super, professional, supportive and caring service. Sally was amazing - patient, thorough, explained everything clearly. What a star!

February 2017
Weald

The support of the Lymphoedema Service has enabled me to successfully manage my condition with confidence. This has made an immense difference to my life as I can take control rather than perceiving myself as a victim. The advice I have been given has been invaluable.

February 2017
Tonbridge and Malling

This service is really special to me. The staff and treatment received has given me my life back, not only for me but also my family. The staff are fantastic, caring and have a good sense of humour.

January 2017
Herne Bay

It was nice to be treated and spoken to properly and to be given information which I did not know before.

January 2017
Ashford

Very kind, caring and professional. Friendly and helpful advice given.

December 2016
Medway

Rosemary and Jenny at Medway Lymphoedema are hard working, caring professional clinicians who do all they can (and go beyond) to ensure the best possible treatment for their clients.

December 2016
Herne Bay

I have had a great service and really pleased with the treatments I am having. After 10 years it feels like I have new legs. Thank you.

November 2016
Herne Bay

Excellent care and attention. Conditions first class. Atmosphere friendly and caring. Full confidence in the staff and treatment.

November 2016
Medway

Have found treatment extremely effective and have been treated with every courtesy and respect.

October 2016
Ashford

I was treated with care courtesy and consideration.

October 2016
Medway

Rosemarie was very friendly and cheerful and gave me options of my garments and discussed in depth my treatment plan.

October 2016
Herne Bay

Very caring, I saw heather and was made to feel comfortable. Warm welcome, Heather is very friendly.

October 2016
Herne Bay

Sam was great. Hugely knowledgeable on a lifelong condition we knew little about. Explained in great detail step by step Mum's condition and treatment.

September 2016
Herne Bay

Heather treated me with dignity and took into account my disability (severe deafness).

August 2016
Herne Bay

The explanation and treatment far exceeded my expectations and knowledge.

June 2016
Herne Bay

The staff and the service have been completely brilliant, very friendly, and informative. The treatment has made a big difference.

June 2016
Herne Bay

I found Heather very easy to understand and everything was explained thoroughly. A very good experience. Thank you.

April 2016
Herne Bay

I have found the staff so helpful and kind and their knowledge has been so important for me to understand my condition.

March 2016
Medway

Dealt with promptly. Caring attentive and very helpful.

March 2016
Medway

I was treated with respect and dignity and was reassured throughout the appointment.