Will you ‘Sock it to Lymphoedema’ with Jersey Hospice Care?

As part of a national awareness week, we are asking islanders to wear odd socks or gloves to show their support for a little known condition.

Run by the British Lymphology Society (www.thebls.com), Lymphoedema Awareness Week runs from 3 to 9 March. This annual event seeks to raise awareness of Lymphoedema and the treatment options available.

Our Lymphoedema Service provides treatment and management for all patients experiencing cancer-related Lymphoedema. Our Lymphoedema Therapist tailors treatment to suit the patient’s needs, with emphasis on holistic assessment, self-management, education and risk reduction.

There will be an information stand in the Hospital on Tuesday 5 March, between 10:00 and 14:00 manned by our Lymphoedema Therapist for anyone who would like to find out more about the condition and how to manage it. There will also be a drop in session at Live & Learn, Jersey Hospice Care, Mont Cochon on Thursday 7 March.

On Friday 8 March, we are inviting islanders to join us in wearing odd socks or gloves to support the ‘Sock it to Lymphoedema’ campaign, to help raise awareness for the condition.

Gail Caddell, Director of Palliative Care at Jersey Hospice Care said, ‘Lymphoedema can impact a person’s body image, self-esteem and cause not only physical, but emotional distress as well. With the correct support and advice, there are things you can do to improve and treat the condition.’

Whilst this is an awareness campaign, donations can be made via our website.