Local support for those with liver conditions – Update
90% of liver disease is preventable, yet new research highlighted by the Lancet Commission highlighted that more than 3,000 people in Wales are admitted to hospital every year with liver-related conditions, with most of these admissions being unplanned.
The 3 main causes of liver disease are:
In Wales, 807 died of liver disease in 2015 alone, representing an increase of almost 20% over the past five years.
The British Liver Trust is the only UK wide charity that supports and campaigns for patients and families so that they don’t have to face liver disease alone. We are a small charity tackling a serious and growing health problem.
Our new project in Wales will campaign to improve awareness so more people understand the risk factors for liver disease and we advocate for better services for patients. We provide information resources and support through local support groups, events, our website and a UK wide helpline and online forum.
For more information contact the Wales team on firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah on 07852936395.
Your local support group:
Prince Phillip Hospital. Boardroom.
Every third Thursday of the month*
5pm – 7pm. Tea and coffee provided.
*(no meeting in August so next meeting in September)
We have a network of support groups across the UK that offer:
- Support: meet with others who understand how it feels to be affected by a liver condition
- Advice: hear from health professionals regarding various aspects of living with a liver condition or life after a liver transplant
- Information: British Liver Trust patient guides are available to anyone affected by or interested in a liver condition
- Events: share information about the latest liver news and treatments and hear about the activities of the Trust and the wider liver community
Love Your Liver is a campaign of the British Liver Trust – the UK’s leading liver health charity.
Registered Charity England & Wales 298858, Scotland SC042140
British Liver Trust: 6 Dean Park Crescent, Bournemouth BH1 1HL
For more information visit: www.britishlivertrust.org.uk/groups