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:


Biomarker for lipoedema

Dr. Stanely Rockson, a foremost cardiologist, a champion for lymphatic disorders and researcher has published new research that identifies the first biomarker for lipoedema - one that links lipoedema to the other lymphatic diseases, including lymphedema

This means there is now a diagnostic test that can be performed for lipoedema.

Platelet factor 4 is a biomarker for lymphatic-promoted disorders.

Wanshu Ma, Hyea Jin Gil, Noelia Escobedo,Alberto Benito-Martín, Pilar Ximénez-Embún, Javier Muñoz, Héctor Peinado, Stanley G. Rockson and Guillermo Oliver