Lewis-Manning Hospice Care launches new Mobile Lymphoedema Clinic

Apr 6, 2021

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care has launched a brand-new Mobile Clinic to support cancer patients with Lymphoedema. The new mobile clinic is part of the hospice’s plan to bring its services closer to people’s homes. Initially the clinic will be open every Thursday from 9am to 5.30pm at Kings Park in Boscombe with plenty of free parking for patients, meaning people do not have to deal with the stress and costs of travelling miles to the hospice.

CEO Clare Gallie said, “We are delighted to launch and trial this new initiative, which is allowing us to provide our extraordinary hospice care, closer to home.  It is critically important we can provide support when people need it – especially right now whilst people are struggling with the added complications that have been imposed by the pandemic.

“This new mobile space is light, warm and has a friendly atmosphere, with the same clinical standards you’d find in our hospice. Our dedicated team of specialist nurses means you will see the same reassuring faces each time, with the benefit of us bringing our services closer to you. We are thrilled to be working with Welsh cancer charity Tenovus Cancer Care, hiring their mobile unit for this service. We are also extremely grateful for the support of Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council on this initiative and allowing the unit to be parked for free in the Kings Park car park.”

Anyone wishing to be referred from Bournemouth, Christchurch and the surrounding areas simply needs to be registered with a GP surgery within East Dorset and have been diagnosed with Lymphoedema which has been caused by cancer and/or its treatment. You can be referred to the Lymphoedema Clinic by any health care professional directly linked to your care. Visit lewis-manning.org.uk/lymphoedema-clinic for more information and how to access our amazing service.

About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care – Registered charity no. 1120193

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity established 29 years ago, providing extraordinary care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset. We offer a range of free hospice care services aimed at helping people to live well through their illness, closer to home.

These include:

– Day hospices, virtual and in person

– Creative arts & wellbeing support

– Lymphoedema clinic for cancer patients

– Better breathing clinic

– Bereavement & family support

Every year we support nearly 500 local people and we develop new services, based on patient need and identified gaps in the area. To do this we need to raise over £1.6m every year. Without these funds we could not exist.

Our important work increases people’s physical and social well-being, reduces isolation and loneliness, supports people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviates the huge pressures on family and carers.