The RVH Liver Support Group is an independent Northern Ireland based registered charity (NIC100892) with a network of volunteer liver patients and their carers providing support, non-medical advice and information for all those coping with liver disease. The Group operates throughout Northern Ireland.
The Liver Support Group has been set up to complement and extend the support provided already by professional staff. It works closely with the doctors and nurses at the hospital.
The Group was founded in January 1998 by Kay Duffy from Moy Co Tyrone following an ambition Kay had after her husband Frankie had a successful liver transplant in 1995. From simple beginnings the Group flourished and became a registered charity in March 2001.
The Group is managed by a totally voluntary committee comprising of Chair, Vice-chair, Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer and another six members including the founder. Each person has a specific area of responsibility and we are able to keep running costs to a minimum, ensuring that a high percentage of all monies raised are used to help patients suffering from liver disease. The Group has been very successful in raising much needed funds over the years to help patients and assist with provision of medical equipment.