Patient Information Resources
It is recommended you read the information below before you are admitted for assessment, so you can read it at your own pace at home and also have time to think of questions or topics you wish to discuss further during your assessment.
The booklets below contain information which may answer questions you might have about liver transplant and what to expect post-liver transplant. Information about the adult living donor liver transplant service is also available.
The Scottish Liver Transplant Unit is also lucky to have a Social Work Service attached. Their booklet includes information such as what they do, financial and benefits information, transport and travel information, and support services which are available.
The Patient to Patient Advice contains advice made by previous liver transplant patients who wished to pass on their hints and tips such as how to make your stay more comfortable and prepare you.
Philosophy of Care
All patients will be treated as individuals. On admission, a plan of care will be discuss with the patient meeting specific physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. We believe that participation in the planning of care, the setting of realistic goals and the achievement of these goals should involve the patient, their relatives and friends, and all multi-disciplinary team members. This approach to care in the Transplant Unit promotes co-operation and mutual respect between colleagues.
We are committed to educating all patients about their disease, the treatments involved and the effect upon their health. We plan to educate to a depth of knowledge that is understandable and comfortable for the individual patient. To this end, each patient will receive a full explanation of their condition and the treatments that are available, allowing them to make fully-informed decisions and choices. We will aim to maintain confidentiality, dignity, and privacy at all times. Patients, relatives, and friends will be encouraged to express anxieties, frustrations, and fears and we will aim to give support and understanding.
It is our belief that patients have a right to receive care that is of the highest standard. Therefore the education and development, both personal and professional, of all members of staff within the Transplant Unit is given high priority.
We believe that an open, friendly environment which supports questioning and encourages the sharing of ideas helps to maintain the morale of patients, relatives, friends, and staff.