Awareness Week 2016
The LNNI teams have been going with the theme of “sock it to lymphoedema” , you can see pictures below.
Jill Lorimer, physiotherapist from the Belfast HSC Trust has developed a new partnership with the Belfast Chinese Welfare Association Health Lead to raise awareness in the growing Chinese population in Northernt Ireland, picture below.
See the picture below of SE HSC Trust lymphoedema lead, Pippa McCabe teaching the undergraduate OT students at the University of Ulster regarding lymphoedema awareness and joining in with ’’sock it to lymphoedema’’. There is also a picture of Pippa and her team working with BSN to highlight the role of wrapping devices to the district nursing team.
There is a picture of Gillian McCollum with the undergraduate University of Ulster Radiotherapy students after a lymphoedema awareness session.
Another picture showing Elaine Stowe, LNNI lead for the Northern HSC Trust with their awareness stand in the newly opened Ballymena Health and Well Being Centre.
Also see Jill Hamilton, Lymphoedema Lead of the Western HSC Trust who targeted the community carers teams to raise awareness across her whole trust area. Jill ran a targeted awareness session for all interested staff.
Ipswich Hospital had an information board in various locations during awareness week and held a staff awareness day on the 11th March.
BSN Medical held various events during awareness week, see all the picture below to see what they got up to.
Compton Hospice as part of awareness week launched a patient information video about lymphoedema, please click here to watch the video
Murder at Berkshire X Factor....
The Sue Ryder Berkshire Lymphoedema team (in conjunction with the Berkshire Lymphoedema Support Group) held a novel fundraiser to mark the end of International Lymphoedema Awareness Week. 60 people attended the murder mystery event, raising over £900 for specialist Lymphoedema equipment. The 10 cast members of the Berkshire X factor were played by Sue Ryder Lymphoedema staff, along with a Sue Ryder Doctor, Physio, and volunteer, family, friends, and patients. The murderer turned out not to be Simon Cowell or even Danni, Cheryl or Louis, but the sound technician! Earlier in the week, the team held an exercise event, very well attended by Lymphoedema patients and relatives, with a lively talk on the benefits of exercise followed by a practical session. The team wrote facebook posts on a different aspect of Lymphoedema each day of the Awareness week on the Duchess of Kent Hospice Facebook page, and there were information displays about the condition in three clinics in Berkshire.
On Tuesday, 8th March, Accelerate CIC hosted a Lymphoedema Awareness Celebration and Training Day. 40 healthcare professionals, including carers, attended – all representing a wide range of trusts from across Tower Hamlets, City and Hackney and the wider East London area.
St Oswald’s Lymphoedema Practitioners held various events during the week.
Lymphcare UK (Dudley & Sandwell) held a number of events organised by LymphCare UK and they have been out and about spreading the word. Director and Clinical Nurse Specialist Kris Jones and Chairman Tim Grimes (Photo 1) had an information stand at John Lewis in Grand Central. Clinical Nurse Specialist Sally Horton and Admin support Kerry Homer (Photo 2) also did a successful stand at Tesco’s Extra at West Bromwich.
The Team set up an awareness and information stand at Dudley Cancer support ( the Whitehouse) for the week. (Photo 3 of Jo Dodd-Stokes). The team helped with circulating BLS flyers to local GPS (Team Photo) and Mary Warrilow Director and CNS has organised an awareness article to be produced for Beacon Centre for the Blind ’talking newspaper’. (Team Photo).Targeting hard to reach groups was part of their awareness campaign and LymphCare also invested in publishing an editorial in a national online Asian magazine that is read by over 300,000 people in the UK. It was hoped that this would target a group in the community that currently may not access services fully and where raising awareness would enable individuals or their family members recognise the condition and gain appropriate timely care, click here.
Cancerkin held a Lymphoedema Total Care Programme.