Welcome to the Lymphoedema Network Northern Ireland

Key referral contacts

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
028 9063 8418

Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Telephone: 028 2563 5202

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
Telephone: 028 92633737

Southern Health and Social Care Trust
Telephone: 028 3836 0443

Western Health and Social Care Trust
Telephone: 028 8283 3134

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The Lymphoedema Network Northern Ireland (LNNI) was set up in February 2008 to oversee the development of lymphoedema services across Northern Ireland. 

Our stakeholders include patients, carers, the general public & organisations. Organisations in the network are from the statutory, voluntary, charitable and private sectors.
The network allows our stakeholders to have an active role in shaping future services.
This website provides the following information for patients, carers and health care professionals:


British Lymphology Society 2016 - Consensus Document on the Management of Cellulitis in Lymphoedema

Cellulitis is an acute spreading inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissues characterised by pain, warmth, swelling and erythema. Cellulitis is sometimes called erysipelas or lymphangitis. In lymphoedema, attacks are variable in presentation and may differ from classical cellulitis. Most episodes are believed to be caused by Group A Streptococci (Mortimer 2000, Cox 2009). However, microbiologists consider Staph aureus to be the cause in some patients (e.g. Chira and Miller, 2010).