The service aims to provide support, treatment and education for patients with cancer and non-cancer related lymphoedema within the Doncaster and Bassetlaw catchment area, and also to provide education for healthcare professionals and the general public to raise awareness of this long-term condition.

This service is provided by TVAL (Tissue Viability and Lymphoedema) service, not by St John’s Hospice.

Lymphoedema treatment

Lymphoedema is a swelling of the limbs and body, due to a blocked or damaged lymphatic system.Treatments are tailored to the individual patient and may include skin care, exercise, dietary advice, compression / bandaging, and lymphatic drainage