At the forefront of lymphoedema care and the education of healthcare professionals in effective treatment across the UK.
The lymphoedema service at Compton was set up in 1996 as a department within the hospice. Over the last decade, it has grown to become one of the largest specialist lymphoedema units in the UK.
Our lymphoedema service now runs as a stand-alone clinic at the hospice’s Cedars site on Compton Road West and treats around 200 adults per week from the Wolverhampton and Dudley areas.
We have extended our service to treat outpatients referred by any healthcare professional whose lymphoedema stems from causes other than cancer.
To date, we have treated around 2,500 people and we are registering about 250 new patients each year.
We are also furthering lymphoedema care on a national scale. The education centre offers specific lymphoedema degree modules. Health care professionals across the country travel to us to attend these in order to enhance their knowledge and skills.