Welcome to the South West Liver Buddies

Supporting the South West Liver Unit at Derriford Hospital

We are an active liver patient support group working alongside the liver team at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, to help further develop the services offered by the South West Liver Unit (SWLU) across the region. The group exists to provide assistance and friendly encouragement alongside the medical care of NHS professionals.

Members of the group include: patients diagnosed with liver conditions, those undergoing treatment, those waiting for a liver transplant and transplant recipients. We also welcome patients’ friends and family members who assist in their care.

In this video created by University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, liver patients share their experiences of how a liver support group has helped them.

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