King's College Hospital
King's College Hospital is one of the largest and busiest in London, with a well-established national and international reputation for clinical excellence, innovation and achievement.
The hospital provides a broad range of secondary services as well as a number of leading edge tertiary services, such as liver transplantation, neurosciences, haemato-oncology, foetal medicine, cardiology and cardiac surgery.
The hospital is principally located on a single site, with approximately 900 beds, but works in close collaboration with other health providers in London to ensure the sustainability and excellence of services across the area.
The Liver Intensive Care Unit at King's College Hospital has 15 intensive care beds and another 4 high dependency beds allocated to care of the high-risk surgical patient. Approximately 800 patients are treated every year, referred from local, national and international centres.
We have a specialist interest in the care of patients with acute liver failure (ALF) and the use of innovative supportive therapies and of liver transplantation in these often critically ill patients.
The unit has extensive experience in the care of patients with major liver trauma and is a supra-regional centre for intensive care provision of severe necrotizing pancreatitis.
Expertise in the care of patients with chronic liver disease includes supportive care of multiple organ failure, the management of refractory portal hypertension and bleeding with advanced endoscopic techniques and TIPSS and the use of liver-assist technologies.