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Liver Services

Welcome to the Liverpool Liver Unit based at the Royal Liverpool Hospital. 


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The Liver and Hepatology team treat diseases of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

Hepatology is the study of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

The liver, gallbladder and pancreas are important parts of your body because they produce chemicals which control how your body works. 

What we do

There is a strong emphasis on standardised protocols and education. We accept referrals from primary, secondary and tertiary care. There are also three nurse led services, which include clinics for the treatment of:

  • viral hepatitis
  • haemachromatosis
  • long term chronic liver diseases

Telephone and virtual clinics are also undertaken by the Consultants, nurse consultants and specialist nurses which involves pre-investigating all our new out-patient referrals to the liver team, allowing us to give a diagnosis, offer treatment or even discharge on the first appointment

Care is also provided in a ward environment. This is a 24 bedded ward primarily caring for patient with hepatobiliary conditions, servicing the local community as well as offering a tertiary service for Merseyside, Isle Of Man, Lancashire, Cheshire & North Wales.