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Lymphoedema Service | Counties Manukau | Te Whatu Ora

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Description

Formerly Counties Manukau Health Lymphoedema Service

The Lymphoedema Service is part of the Adult Rehabilitation & Health of Older People Service and is based at Middlemore Hospital, 100 Hospital Rd, Māngere, with satellite clinics at Botany and Manukau SuperClinics.

The Lymphoedema Team are multidisciplinary registered healthcare professionals, specialised in the assessment and treatment of lymphoedema.

The Counties Manukau Health Lymphoedema Service provides assessment, treatment and self management plans.  It also provides education and awareness of the risk of developing lymphoedema and to minimise its impact.

Although lymphoedema is a chronic condition it can be well managed.  

Referral Expectations

Referrals are accepted from all health professionals on the designated Lymphoedema Service referral form.  Referrals should be made via e-referrals (CareConnect referrals eReferrals.co.nz) Health of Older People, Allied Health, Lymphoedema.

Referrals may be made for people of all ages residing in a domestic residence within the CMDHB area.

A letter will be sent to patients on receipt of referral. Patients accepted for treatment will be placed on a waiting list and contacted with an appointment as soon as a practitioner is available. If your condition becomes worse while you are waiting to be assessed, you should contact your GP.  

You may also wish to contact a private lymphoedema therapist at your own cost. A list of private therapists can be found at www.lymphodemanz.org.nz

Charges

There are no charges for services to public patients if you are lawfully in New Zealand and meet one of the Eligibility Directions specified criteria set by the Ministry of Health. If you do not meet the criteria, you will be required to pay for the full costs of any medical treatment you receive during your stay.

To check whether you meet the specified eligibility criteria, visit the Ministry of Health website.

For any applicable charges, please phone the Accounts Receivable Office on (09) 276 0060.

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Treatment hours vary between clinics.

A telephone messaging system is available outside these hours.

Common Conditions / Treatments

Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a chronic condition that causes swelling in the body's tissues. Arms and legs are the most common sites, but the head and neck, trunk or genitals can also be affected. Lymphoedema can be genetic (primary lymphoedema) or it can occur as a result of damage to the lymphatic vessels (secondary lymphoedema). Causes of secondary lymphoedema include surgery involving the lymph nodes, radiation, tumours, repeated infections and trauma. These are the most common causes but lymphoedema can also occur for other reasons. Common signs of lymphoedema include unilateral limb swelling that lasts longer than 3 months and does not go away, a feeling of heaviness in the limb or area affected and skin changes. Treatments include a combination of skin care, exercise, weight management, lymphatic drainage, compression bandaging, and wearing a compression garment. Treatments vary according to individual need and are tailored towards self-management.

Lymphoedema is a chronic condition that causes swelling in the body's tissues. Arms and legs are the most common sites, but the head and neck, trunk or genitals can also be affected.

Lymphoedema can be genetic (primary lymphoedema) or it can occur as a result of damage to the lymphatic vessels (secondary lymphoedema). Causes of secondary lymphoedema include surgery involving the lymph nodes, radiation, tumours, repeated infections and trauma. These are the most common causes but lymphoedema can also occur for other reasons.

Common signs of lymphoedema include unilateral limb swelling that lasts longer than 3 months and does not go away, a feeling of heaviness in the limb or area affected and skin changes.

Treatments include a combination of skin care, exercise, weight management, lymphatic drainage, compression bandaging, and wearing a compression garment. Treatments vary according to individual need and are tailored towards self-management.

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Travel Directions

Important 
This notice is to inform you that the walking distance from the Station Entrance to Reception A is one kilometre.

It is recommended that you enter Colvin Complex Building 31 at Carpark 6 which is directly outside Reception A, Colvin Complex.

To get to Carpark 6, enter the carpark by turning into Main Gate 1 at the roundabout on Hospital Road. Follow the main driveway until you arrive at Carpark 6 on the right.  Please see the map enclosed for more detail. 

You have been provided with a car parking permit, please place this on your dashboard where this can be clearly seen. You will still be required to pay for parking when you exit the hospital. If you are being dropped off there is free parking for 15mins only or 30mins after 2pm.

Parking

Botany SuperClinic - Free parking is available at the front and side of the East Care complex.

Manukau SuperClinic - Free parking is available in front of the building.

Middlemore Hospital - Parking fees apply. 

Contact Details

Manukau SuperClinic™

South Auckland

Module 10
Manukau SuperClinic
901 Great South Road
Manukau
Auckland 2104

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Street Address

Module 10
Manukau SuperClinic
901 Great South Road
Manukau
Auckland 2104

Postal Address

Lymphoedema Service
PO Box 93311
Ōtāhuhu
Auckland 1640

This page was last updated at 3:05PM on February 7, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Lymphoedema Service | Counties Manukau | Te Whatu Ora.