Palliative Lymphoedema

Palliative Lymphoedema
Patients with advanced cancer or a life limiting illness may develop lymphoedema due to the complexity of their condition.

For some patients with advanced disease a full programme of lymphoedema management may not be tolerated and a palliative approach adapting to their specific needs will be selected for their care.

The International Lymphoedema Framework Position Document:The Management of Lymphoedema in Advanced Cancer and Oedema at the End of Life offers some very useful information.
Useful Links
Sweet Louise
Anyone living with secondary breast cancer in the Auckland, Northland,Wellington and Mid-Central regions can register online to join the Sweet Louise programme and receive a free annual allocation of Sweet Louise vouchers to use for a wide range of services. Lymphoedema Manual Lymphatic Massage Vouchers are included.

Many New Zealand Hospices provide lymphoedema therapy:

Far North Hospice
58a Mathews Ave, Kaitaia
(09) 408 0092

Mercy Hospice
61 College Hill
Ponsonby, Auckland
(09) 361 5966
Jane Caldwell Mercy Hospice, Ponsonby (09) 361 5966

North Shore Hospice
7 Shea Terrace
Takapuna, Auckland
(09) 486 1688
Maryanne Offner ALA North Shore Hospice, Shea Terrace, Takapuna. (09) 486 1688

Dove House
Eastern Bays Hospice,
Riddell Rd,
Glendowie, Auckland
(09) 575 4555
Lymphoedema therapist provides treatment to patients with lymphoedema related to a life limiting condition.

Mary Potter Hospice
48-52 Mein St
Newtown, Wellington
(04) 389-5017 

South Canterbury Hospice
No. 8 RD Mill Rd
(03) 689 8595 Fax: (03) 689 8536
Merrial Kirk RN ALA 
Mary Thomson
Nurse Maude Palliative Care Team
15 Mansfield Ave Merivale
Christchurch 8146
Ph: 027 223 3392

Otago Community Hospice CS
(03) 477 2037
Sally Hanrahan RN

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