Lewis-Manning Hospice Care launches new Lymphoedema service at AECC University College in Boscombe

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After the huge success of the pilot mobile Lymphoedema clinics at Chapel Gate and in Christchurch, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is expanding its services and has launched a brand-new Lymphoedema clinic, which will be held at AECC University College in Boscombe.

Clinics will run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The new clinic in Boscombe is being run in conjunction with the existing on-site clinics at the hospice on Longfleet road in Poole.

The new clinic is part of the hospice’s plans to bring its services closer to people’s homes and make the service as accessible and easily to attend as possible, whilst still providing the high standards of care that would be found at the hospice in Poole.

The fantastic Lymphoedema team has also expanded, and have recruited a new Lymphoedema Clinical Assistant to support the increasing number of patients being cared for by Lewis-Manning.

Linda Sjollema, Senior Lymphoedema Nurse Specialist at Lewis-Manning Hospice Care said, “We are delighted to be able to partner with AECC University College to launch these clinics. It means that we can deliver our extraordinary hospice care closer to home and our patients will find it more accessible and convenient in this therapeutic environment.  We are looking forward to a great working relationship with our colleagues there. “

Neil Langridge, Director of Clinical Services at AECC University College, commented, “AECC University College’s Clinical and Rehabilitation Services are delighted to welcome Lewis-Manning Hospice Care who will be working from our clinical rooms, providing a Lymphoedema Clinic. This is very much part of the vision for widening our clinical services, supporting the community and expanding the clinical experiences for our students as a specialist health sciences university.”

Julie Currin, Chief Operating Officer at AECC University College, said: “Our partnership with Lewis-Manning is a great example of how we are striving to improve the health and wellbeing of the population of Boscombe. We are committed in being an anchor institution for our local community and we look forward to developing future local partnerships to support our local residents to have better access to a range of health services locally.”

Anyone wishing to be referred from Bournemouth, Christchurch and the surrounding areas, simply needs to be registered with a GP surgery 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 our website for more information and how to access this amazing service.



About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is in its 30th anniversary year, providing extraordinary care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness across Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset.

30 years ago, it was our founder, Mrs Marjorie Lewis-Manning, whose generosity and inspiration started Lewis-Manning Hospice Care, with a vision to help people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

Without the help of wonderful volunteers, the past 30 years would not have been possible. Their dedication and support have enabled so many people to receive the hospice care they need and deserve.

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

– Breathlessness 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 £1.8  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.

Registered charity no. 1120193





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