The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Liver Unit

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Welcome to the Liver Unit.
These pages provide information for people who are in anyway affected by liver disease, clinicians and GP’s looking after people with a liver condition.

What we do

The Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust, hosts the Liver and Hepatobiliary Unit providing tertiary and quartenary medical and surgical liver services. Situated within this unit, the Department of Hepatology provides specialised services for complex liver disease, viral hepatitis and liver transplantation, and inpatient services for complex disease, transplantation and acute liver failure, serving a population of around 6 million in the North of England.

Referrals to this unit come from acute trusts across the North of England, including those within the Yorkshire and the Humber Liver Network, with over 300 patients a year being assessed for liver transplantation.

In addition, it has a large and busy viral hepatitis service, providing assessment and treatment services to a wide area of West and Mid-Yorkshire, in addition to the local Leeds population. The department treats in excess of 180 patients a year for hepatitis C and has a growing number of patients on anti-viral therapy for hepatitis B. Referrals to this service come from a range of primary care sources including GPs and drug and addiction services. The department also provides support to the community service development between the Leeds prison services and St Martin’s Health Centre.