Liver Workshop at Addaction Cornwall

15 May 2017 Posted by

Colleagues from Addaction and The Royal Cornwall Hospital joined forces yesterday to deliver a workshop to promote liver health.

The workshop was designed to explore the risks to our livers from drinking alcohol.

The Alcohol Liaison Team based at Treliske Hospital, which has been in post for about 18 months now, was on hand to answer questions and share their knowledge, experience and expertise with participants.

There was an open and honest exchange of questions and answers, understandable explanations of the body, how it works and how alcohol affects our health.

In addition, a fibro-scanner was brought on site and all participants were given the opportunity to have a fibroscan and DBST testing.

Feedback from the participants was positive and it was a welcome opportunity to expand awareness and help prevent ill health through drinking excessive alcohol.

Picture front row from left, Helen Catherall Recovery Co-ordinator CJ, Helen Hampton, Lead Clinical Nurse South West, Jenna Brickley Assistant Practitioner Alcohol Liaison Second row from left, Toni Edwards, Alcohol Liaison Nurse, Louise Johns, Fibroscan Technician

 

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