Liver transplantation involves a long-term commitment to medical follow-up as transplantation medication requires careful monitoring and there are health issues that can arise as a consequence of immunosuppression (anti-rejection) therapy.
Initial post-transplant care requires frequent monitoring for complications and adjustment of medication and the majority of that takes place in Leeds. Gradually, as patients stabilise after their transplant, the follow-up becomes more tailored to the individual patient’s needs and the frequency of visits to Leeds reduces.
Our administrative staff work closely with the clinical team to ensure that communication links with patients, their GPs and their local hospital specialists are maintained.
Our services have adapted to patient requests for easy access to our staff for non-urgent advice and our liver specialist nursing team offers a telephone advice service for patients.
Post-Transplant Specialist Nurse
The Post Liver Transplant Nurse Kirsty Miles specialises in the care and support of patients who have had liver transplants.
Usually, patients will meet in clinic and for an education session around three months after their transplant. Since this will not be possible for the immediate future due to Covid-19, Kirsty and members of the team have put together a video to cover this information in the comfort of your own home:
Kirsty can be contacted via the advice line: 0113 2068509
Please leave a message if there is no answer and we will get back to you ASAP Mon- Fri 8am – 6pm.
Please note that this is not an emergency service. If you need urgent medical attention or advice please contact your General Practitioner.
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