Under certain circumstances patients are accepted from outside of this area.
The Victorian Liver Transplant Unit cares for patients of all ages. We provide the surgical team and doctors for all children's liver transplants performed at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Children's transplants are performed in collaboration with the Royal Children's Hospital.
The number of surgeries that we perform is limited by the number of suitable donor organs available.
The types of patients the Victorian Liver Transplant Unit sees are adults or children who have:
We provide the following services:
We run the following clinics:
You need a referral from your GP, specialist or health care provider to access this service.
Find out how to refer your patient.
Most patients will be seen within six weeks of referral but if you wish your patient to be seen urgently, please contact us directly.
Referring physicians interested in an update on our activity and current outcome data should view the Victorian Liver Transplant Unit's latest Annual Report below.
When you receive the call to come to hospital for your transplant, you will need to leave right away.
It is a good idea to keep a suitcase that is already packed and ready with the things that you will need for your hospital stay.
If a loved one is bringing you to hospital, they should remember to bring some things for themselves too.
You may have your surgery at the Austin Hospital or Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.
Check the information you have received to make sure you know which hospital to visit. If you are unsure, call your surgical liaison nurse or contact us on the numbers below.
The Surgery & Endoscopy Centre
Level 2, Austin Tower
145 Studley Road Heidelberg
The Surgery Centre
Level 2, Centaur Building
300 Waterdale Road Ivanhoe
Phone: 03 9496 5353
Fax: 03 9496 3487
Hepatocellular Carcinoma Nurse Coordinator
Ph: 03 9496 5980
Fax: 03 9496 3487
Open hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm
Professor Robert Jones
Director, Liver Tranplant Unit
Level 8, Harold Stokes Building
145 Studley Road
Liver Transplant Unit
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg VIC 3084