Patient Support


Whether you are pre or post organ transplant, there is one thing you can be absolutely certain of and that is at UHSM, you will receive the best possible care and advice from a wide ranging team of medical professionals and their support staff. However, it may well be the case that you need additional reassurance to help you and your family members deal with any uncertainty you may have

The University Hospital of South Manchester at Wythenshawe provides a volunteer support group called “The Buddy Scheme.” These volunteers have all undergone organ transplant procedures and are in a unique position to offer valuable insight into what lies ahead.

The “Buddy Scheme” has offered such reassurance and support to many patients who have found the discussions to have been of enormous help in dealing with what is undoubtedly a most traumatic and emotional time.

ALL patients who have any concerns  collect or request a “Buddy Scheme” leaflet from the Transplant Reception Area and contact a Buddy of their choice.


the Transplant unit Wythenshawe Hospital Southmoor Rd Manchester M23 9LT