There are two dedicated Social Workers attached to the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit.
The service aims to provide support for the following groups:
- Patient attending for liver transplant assessment
- Patients on the liver transplant waiting list
- Outpatients attending clinic
- The families or significant others of patients attached to the unit
The service also arranges support groups for those living on the list to share their experiences and provide peer support.
A comprehensive range of services is available from supportive counselling to benefits advice. Before you attend for assessment, please access the Social Work Service Information for Patients handbook for more detailed information.
What have people requested help for in the past?
People have requested help in the past for concerns including the following:
- Children / childcare
- Impact of health
- Debt / money / benefits
- Mental health
We are very happy to hear from anyone to discuss your concerns. If we cannot help you directy, we will always investigate the most useful source of information or support local to you.
British Liver Trust
Our Social Workers alongside the British Liver Trust to support those affected by liver disease or cancer. This includes those waiting for a liver transplant or those who have already had one.
'Living on the List' Support Group
Led by British Liver Trust staff, we host a small, informal group called ‘Living on the List’ for people who are waiting for or who have recieved a liver transplant. The group aims to a safe place for those attending to share their experiences. Families and friends are also welcome to attend.
The group currently meets at the RIE once a month. Formore information about these group meeting, please go to the Support Group page.
We can be contacted by phoning 0131 242 7850.