Lymphoedema Service

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

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Contact us

SCS referral point
0300 123 3167
kentchft.scs.referralpoint@nhs.net
Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

Ashford, Ash, Aylesham, Canterbury, Dover, Deal, Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh
kcht.lymphoedemaashford@nhs.net

Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, Rochester, Strood, Sittingbourne and Sheppey
kcht.lymphoedemamedway@nhs.net

Crowborough and Uckfield
kcht.HWLHlymphoedema@nhs.net

Faversham, Herne Bay, Sandwich, Thanet and Whitstable
kcht.lymphoedemahernebay@nhs.net

Tonbridge, Tunbridge wells, Maidstone, Sevenoaks and surrounding area
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 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

December 2019
 Medway

Very caring staff who gave a full explanation of all the processess and desired outcome.

December 2019
Tunbridge Wells

Very thorough compassionate and light hearted, just what I needed to help fully understand the process.

December 2019
Ashford

Efficient, friendly and full of knowledge. Able to answer all questions without making me feel silly.

December 2019
Herne Bay

Professional, informative, very friendly ladies. I was comfortable talking with them. First class nurses. All have been very helpful, given good advice pleasantly.

December 2019
Ashford

Well instructed, pain free easily copied by myself and seen before appointment time.

December 2019
Herne Bay

I find the staff are very helpful and answer any questions you may have very well.

July 2019
Ashford

Every detail was explained clearly. The examination was careful and discreetly carried out. I was extremely impressed with the whole experience.

July 2019
Sevenoaks

Very efficient assessment with a very pleasant consultant.

July 2019
Tunbridge Wells

On time, excellent service - very knowledgeable. thank you I feel like I will be able to self manage much better moving forward.

July 2019
Sevenoaks

Excellent service. Very informative, made sure I was comfortable throughout and understood everything.

July 2019
Ashford

I received kind and courteous attention.

June 2019
Medway

Having it explained by someone who specialises in symptoms is always good.

June 2019
Medway

Very helpful, lots of information for me to help my condition.

June 2019
Medway

The professionalism of the staff was so good. I was put at ease and given so much helpful advise and reassure which is going to make my life better. Can't thank them enough.

June 2019
Medway

I understood what the nurse said and I know now it will be a great help to me or anyone else.

February 2019
Tunbridge Wells

Was amazing to finally receive answers about Lymphoedema. Felt extremely comfortable also very thorough.

February 2019
Ashford

Friendly, very helpful clear advice.

February 2019
Ashford

Lovely nurse, very informative and helpful. Excellent service and patient care.

January 2019
Herne Bay

I enjoyed the session and feedback to listen to what was said and also different people in the group to say how they cope. (Education Session)

January 2019
Medway

Excellent service, clear concise information given with clarity and professional. Felt very well responded to questions and dealt with respect and dignity. Thank you for the support and excellent service.

January 2019
Tunbridge Wells

I felt I was given excellent advice and my queries were well answered. I felt I wasn't under time pressure.

January 2019
Canterbury

Everything was dealth with care and consideration. We weren't rushed and everything was explained clearly.

June 2018
Sittingbourne

It is a very good service, attitude, approach and generally looking out for me. Very calming, very thoughtful and caring.

June 2018
Ashford

All of the staff I see are very professional and polite. They are always interested in you and remember you which is important to me as an individual.

May 2018
Tunbridge Wells

Friendly, compassionate staff who are willing to listen. Providing a service that for many is life changing.

May 2018
Medway

A very professional caring manner in which the interview/examination was performed.

April 2018
Tonbridge & Malling

I was treated promptly and made welcome. The interview was friendly and informative. I left feeling much happier about myself.

April 2018
Sheppey

Excellent service, very caring and clear and easy to understand instructions regarding taking care of my particular situation.

April 2018
Tunbridge Wells

Explained what was happening, gave positive encouragement re treatment and outcome.

March 2018
Tunbridge Wells

The service I have received is first class, helpful and understanding.

March 2018
Herne Bay

The nurse was people friendly, listened, answered any problems and explained things.

March 2018
Thanet

Very helpful and experienced staff. Always give useful advice and have good knowledge.

March 2018
Maidstone

Very caring and understanding - put my mind at rest.

February 2018
Thanet

Very helpful in explaining how to treat and manage my Lymphoedema. Necessary and much needed service.

February 2018
Medway

Very informative and helpful put me at my ease.

January 2018
Tonbridge & Malling

It has kept my lymphoedema under control and therefore enabled me to keep active and healthier. Staff always helpful in understanding.

January 2018
Tonbridge & Malling

The nurse was so thorough and informative.

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.