The Edinburgh Transplant Centre is suspending some of its services due to the current and ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.
The situation will be reviewed regularly and further changes may come into place as more information becomes available.
The liver transplant programme has been restricted to a highly selected group of patients who are very urgent and are at a significant risk of falling off the list within three months.
The British Liver Trust have adapted their patient support during the developing COVID-19 situation. There are a number of different ways they are providing support and communicating information over the next few weeks. All of their services will be continually monitored and adapted to best meet the need of their beneficiaries.
The support services available during this time include:
Please share this information with anyone who may be interested. If anyone needs any more information about the British Liver Transplant zoom support groups then they can email Amy Caffrey on: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 07824056686.
The living donor programme throughout the UK has been temporarily suspended based on a balance of risk and benefit in the current climate.
The deceased donor programme has reduced in activity and we will only undertake kidney transplantation in the coming weeks for a selective group of patients who are at low risk of acquiring infection and who do not need increased immunosuppressive therapy immediately following the transplant.
The simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant programme has been temporarily suspended until further notice.
The islet transplant programme has been temporarily suspended until futher notice.
The Edinburgh Transplant Centre are making arrangements with patients regarding clinic appointments, medication, surgeries, and any information we feel necessary to discuss.
We are currently receiving a high volume of calls because of the current situation. There is a voicemail service available for you to leave a message and a member of staff will get back to you to address your concerns. Members of staff are making their way through these calls/messages.