The League of Friends first supported the Lymphoedema Service in 2014 to assist them to purchase a Hydroven Pump to perform the lymphatic drainage that had traditionally been done manually. This has dramatically increased the number of patients that can be treated.
More recently we have provided funding for a Delphin Moisture Meter to help in the analysis of the condition of patients. Lipoedema has similar symptoms to Lymphoedema but the treatment required is very different. The use of the moisture meter ensures an accurate analysis and earlier treatment.
"The moisture meter has already proved a valuable tool in assisting us with making a correct diagnosis enabling us to give the best possible treatment to patients, and to make more efficient use of time and resources “ said Charlotte Draper, Vascular Nurse Specialist. “Once again our thanks go the League of Friends for providing us with the funds to purchase this very helpful and valuable piece of equipment."