Lymphoedema

Health written question – answered on 6th November 2001.

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Photo of Richard Shepherd Richard Shepherd Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what level of treatment for lymphoedema is available (a) nationally, (b) within the West Midlands and (c) in Walsall.

Photo of John Hutton John Hutton Minister of State, Department of Health, Minister of State (Department of Health) (Health)

holding answer 2 November 2001

Data on the number of lymphoedema clinics across the United Kingdom are not collected either centrally or regionally.

We are aware of the following services available to patients in Walsall: Little Bloxwich day hospice has a full time specialist lymphoedema nurse who runs lymphoedema clinics; St Giles hospice has two lymphoedema nurses providing services.

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