Transplantation Services Transplantation Services

NSW Liver transplantation program

RPA Hospital has a long history of pioneering transplant services.

In 1986, RPA Hospital established the Australian National Liver Transplantation Unit (ANTLU). Since then we have combined with The Children's Hospital in Westmead, and have performed more than 2,000 liver transplants.

The liver transplant process continues to evolve and improve, demonstrating excellent survival rates with over 90% one year patient survival rates.

Most people who need a liver transplant suffer from long-term advanced and irreversible liver disease (cirrhosis).

The goal of a liver transplant is to prolong a patient's life and improve quality of life, while optimising the use of available liver donors.

Not everyone with cirrhosis needs a transplant and many people can live active lives with mild forms of liver disease. Our team assess every patient's needs to determine if a transplant is the appropriate treatment.

Click here to access the Liver Transplantation Information Booklet