The Trust is the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK and among the largest in Europe and operates from Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea and Harefield Hospital near Uxbridge. It has gained world-wide recognition for its expertise, standard of care and successful research, and carries out some of the most complicated surgery as well as offering some of the most sophisticated treatment available anywhere in the world, to patients from all over the UK and around the globe.
Care given by the Trust’s fetal cardiologists can begin as early as 12 weeks into a mother’s pregnancy when the baby’s heart valve is just over a millimetre in size and teams of specialist staff treat patients through childhood and adulthood, with many patients being treated well into their 90s.
There have been numerous significant medical achievements made by the Trust, including performing Britain’s first successful heart and lung transplant, implanting the first coronary stent, founding the largest centre for cystic fibrosis in the UK, and pioneering intricate heart surgery for newborn infants. The Trust is the leading UK provider of respiratory care and national leaders in paediatric cardiorespiratory care, treatment of congenital heart disease and cystic fibrosis.
Research projects undertaken by the trust have a worldwide reputation, and benefit patients with both heart and lung disease, the main partner being the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London.
For more information on the Trust please visit their website.