Denise Hardy

RGN, BSc (Hons)
Palliative Care, Lymphoedema Nurse Consultant

Clinical Interests:

With a background in palliative care, lymphoedema has been a focal point in
my nursing career for the last 33 years.

Having set up numerous clinics within the NHS, I have laterly established Kendal Lymphology Centre (KLC) – an independent clinic, providing NHS care for 2 Health authorities. We have seen over 4000 patients since it opened in 2005 and see patients suffering from all types of lymphoedema, lipoedema and children if necessary.

Professional Profile:

Receiving numerous awards over the years, the Chronic Oedema Nurse ofthe year award in 2019 was very special – as was the rating of “outstanding” following the recent Care Quality Commission inspection.

I have also written work for publication – the latest in conjunction with the Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN) entitled “Your Lymphoedema – taking back control”. Providing training and education is also important to me locally, nationally and internationally – Kenya particularly, educating Health Care Professionals to manage breast cancer related lymphoedema.

Other elements of my work involve:

  • Compression therapy – an important part of care for many patients – I was involved in getting the first lymphology (flat knit) garments on prescription and have expert knowledge in this field, working endlessly to try and improvegarments offered to patients
  • Facilitating/coordinating the “Lymphaletics” event on behalf of the Children’s Lymphoedema Special Interest Group (CLSIG). A family day of fun and exercise + education for children suffering with Lymphoedema and their families is held every 2 years.
  • Working closely with the BLS (I was co-chair in 2000 – 2001) on numerous projects such as the National Tariff, Obesity related Lymphoedema and the Parliamentary launch of the commissioning Document for Lymphoedema Services – so necessary to secure on-going and equitable funding for patients with lymphoedema in the UK. KLC is also the regional Ambassador for the BLS
  • Supporting the patient lymphology charities (LSN and Lipoedema UK). I have also recently been voted onto the founding Board of Trustees for the International Lipoedema Association (ILA)
  • An interest in advancing the treatment of lymphoedema associated with head and neck cancer which so often negatively impacts on patients’ quality of life.
  • I have become involved in research participating in studies looking at compression in the management of lymphoedema (using bandages and intermittent pneumatic compression).

NHS Base:

Kendal Lymphology Centre
64 Stramongate
Kendal
Cumbria
LA9 4BD
More information about our service can be found on our website: www.kendal-lymphology.co.uk

Other Information

Finally, I am also a Trustee for the Board of my local Hospice – St Mary’s Hospice in Ulverston – where I share my previous Hospice/current NHS/independent specialist nurse experience to raise their profile and input in the community.

Denise Hardy

RGN, BSc (Hons)
Palliative Care, Lymphoedema Nurse Consultant

Clinical Interests:

With a background in palliative care, lymphoedema has been a focal point in
my nursing career for the last 33 years.

Having set up numerous clinics within the NHS, I have laterly established Kendal Lymphology Centre (KLC) – an independent clinic, providing NHS care for 2 Health authorities. We have seen over 4000 patients since it opened in 2005 and see patients suffering from all types of lymphoedema, lipoedema and children if necessary.

Professional Profile:

Receiving numerous awards over the years, the Chronic Oedema Nurse ofthe year award in 2019 was very special – as was the rating of “outstanding” following the recent Care Quality Commission inspection.

I have also written work for publication – the latest in conjunction with the Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN) entitled “Your Lymphoedema – taking back control”. Providing training and education is also important to me locally, nationally and internationally – Kenya particularly, educating Health Care Professionals to manage breast cancer related lymphoedema.

Other elements of my work involve:

  • Compression therapy – an important part of care for many patients – I was involved in getting the first lymphology (flat knit) garments on prescription and have expert knowledge in this field, working endlessly to try and improve garments offered to patients
  • Facilitating/coordinating the “Lymphaletics” event on behalf of the Children’s Lymphoedema Special Interest Group (CLSIG). A family day of fun and exercise + education for children suffering with Lymphoedema and their families is held every 2 years.
  • Working closely with the BLS (I was co-chair in 2000 – 2001) on numerous projects such as the National Tariff, Obesity related Lymphoedema and the Parliamentary launch of the commissioning Document for Lymphoedema Services – so necessary to secure on-going and equitable funding for patients with lymphoedema in the UK. KLC is also the regional Ambassador for the BLS
  • Supporting the patient lymphology charities (LSN and Lipoedema UK). I have also recently been voted onto the founding Board of Trustees for the International Lipoedema Association (ILA)
  • An interest in advancing the treatment of lymphoedema associated with head and neck cancer which so often negatively impacts on patients’ quality of life.
  • I have become involved in research participating in studies looking at compression in the management of lymphoedema (using bandages and intermittent pneumatic compression).

NHS Base:

Kendal Lymphology Centre
64 Stramongate
Kendal
Cumbria
LA9 4BD
More information about our service can be found on our website: www.kendal-lymphology.co.uk

Other Information

Finally, I am also a Trustee for the Board of my local Hospice – St Mary’s Hospice in Ulverston – where I share my previous Hospice/current NHS/independent specialist nurse experience to raise their profile and input in the community.

Contact Details

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The new book by Matt Hazledine is available to buy NOW!

25% of pre-tax profits from book sales will be donated to the lymphoedema Research Fund.

Lymphoedema United - You are NOT alone!

Lymphoedema Stories from around the world - Volume 1

34 guests from 14 countries share their story, experiences and top tips. 

Supporting Lymphoedema charities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sign up as a Free Member to receive Exclusive Benefits, including access to Articles and Videos from the Experts, a Unique Discount Code from the Suppliers, Members’ Offers and a Quarterly eNewsletter with the latest news from the lymphoedema community.

 

 

 

 

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