Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

A new type of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been widely publicised in the national press. Due to this, the Support Groups based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh will be cancelled until further notice.

As this is a rapidly evolving situation, we ask you to keep updated. You can find updates and information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) by going to the Health Protection Scotland – Coronavirus (COVID-19) page or on the NHS Inform – Coronavirus (COVID-19) page. 

If you have any concerns or questions, please phone your transplant coordinator or transplant social worker. You can find their contact details on the Contact Us page. You can also phone your GP or phone 111.

Liver Transplant Support Groups

The British Liver Trust support groups aim to help you manage your liver condition and allow you to meet others who have similar experiences. Many people affected by a liver condition find it beneficial to speak to others and share experiences. 

In the video below, you’ll find some information about the British Liver Trust support groups. You will also find stories by people who have liver disease and how the support groups have helped them throughout their journey.

This video was created at part of the People’s Story Project in Falkirk District.

For a list of support groups held by the British Liver Trust, follow this link.

Support Groups at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Support Group Meeting Timetable and Venue: Updated for 2020

You are invited to all meetings to be held every four weeks at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh as indicated by the dates below:


DayDateMonthRoomLocation
Thursday30thJanuaryS3340 – Transplant RoomsRoyal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Thursday27thFebruaryS3340 – Transplant RoomsRoyal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Thursday26thMarchS3340 – Transplant RoomsRoyal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Thursday30thAprilS3340 – Transplant RoomsRoyal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Thursday28thMayS3340 – Transplant RoomsRoyal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Thursday25thJuneS3340 – Transplant RoomsRoyal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Thursday30thJulyS3340 – Transplant RoomsRoyal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Thursday27thAugustS3340 – Transplant RoomsRoyal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Thursday24thSeptemberS3340 – Transplant RoomsRoyal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Thursday29thOctoberS3340 – Transplant RoomsRoyal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Thursday26thNovemberS3340 – Transplant RoomsRoyal Infirmary of Edinburgh

 

Please note there are no meetings in December due to weather concerns. However, we are always available to support where needed.

Meeting Information

The meetings will take place between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.

Directions to Room S3340 – Transplant Rooms from the main foyer:

    • Take the main elevator to the second floor. Upon exiting the elevator, follow the main corridor to the left until you reach Ward 206.
    • Continue past the entrance to the ward and at the end of the corrider the room is directly ahead and will have a sign on it (signage will be present on the day).

If required, please go to social work reception for directions.

Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be available!


Family and friends are welcome (children over 16 years only).


No need to let us know if you can come or not – just turn up!

Mug with coffee and two cookies on brown coaster.