In order to provide a national service for liver transplantation, the SLTU accepts referrals of the following patients:

  • Patients with chronic liver disease for assessment for liver transplantation
  • Patients who have undergone liver transplantation and are resident in Scotland
  • Patients with acute liver failure whether or not they are candidates for transplantation

When to Consider Referrals from ODT Clinical

Liver Transplantation: Selection Criteria and Recipient Registration (POL195/9) effective 18th June 2018. The selection criteria includes details on the criteris to be fulfilled for transplant and any contraindications.

Advice Regarding Patients

Medical, surgical and anaesthetic advice for patients with liver disease available 24 hours a day.

If you wish to discuss any cases, please ring the main switchboard and ask for the operator to contact the appropriate registrar.