The British Liver Trust has secured an additional year of funding from the Welsh Government to continue its work in the country.
Angie Contestabile, the British Liver Trust’s Public Affairs and Engagement Manager for Wales, says: “We’re delighted to be able to continue supporting the Welsh Government’s Liver Disease Delivery Plan. It’s essential that we keep up the momentum of all that we have achieved in Wales so far.
“We believe that prevention and early detection of liver disease are key. This funding will help us continue to raise awareness of liver disease, its contributing factors and the importance of a healthy lifestyle for liver health. It will also help us make sure liver disease remains on the political agenda.
Angie says: “Over the past two years, the British Liver Trust has been delivering liver health events and talks in all local authority areas across Wales. This includes the Love Your Liver roadshow, which featured on BBC Wales Today, ITV Wales and in other local and national press.
“We have scanned and screened hundreds of members of the public, thanks to the support of specialist nurses and clinicians in Wales - detecting people with liver disease who weren’t aware that they had it, potentially saving lives, as well as NHS money and resources.”