Specialist lung and heart hospital, offering private treatment in London. Their heart and lung specialists are experienced experts in their respective fields and also provide paediatric surgery for conditions such as heart disease. The Royal Brompton lung and heart hospital treats both UK and international patients.
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust is a partnership of two specialist lung and heart hospitals which are known throughout the world for their expertise, standard of care, and research success. As a specialist trust they only provide treatment for people with heart and lung disease. This means their lung specialists, doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff are experts in their chosen field, and many move to their hospitals from throughout the UK, Europe, and beyond, so they can develop their particular skills even further.
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust carry out some of the most complicated lung and cardiac surgery at their two specialist lung and heart hospitals, and offer some of the most sophisticated treatment that is available anywhere in the world. Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust specialises in heart disease, cardiac surgery, and paediatric surgery among many others. The Trust has a world-wide reputation for the diagnosis and treatment of heart and lung disease, treating NHS and private patients from all over the UK as well as international patients from around the globe.
Private treatment at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
The Royal Brompton Hospital offers private treatment in London. Conveniently situated in the Chelsea area, the specialist lung and heart hospital is well served by the London Underground and bus routes and is close to the amenities of London.
Harefield Hospital is situated in Harefield, Middlesex and is easily accessible from the M40 and M25. The nearest underground stations are Rickmansworth and Uxbridge. Both are about a 20 minute taxi ride from the hospital.
Heart and lung expertise
The specialist lung and heart hospital has more than 1,600 staff, five operating theatres and four catheter laboratories. It has 295 beds, including 48 for surgery, 93 for respiratory patients, 48 for cardiology, 34 paediatric, 20 for intensive care and 12 for paediatric intensive care.
Heart and lung specialist staff
Royal Brompton & Harefield consultants, highly skilled in the treatment of both adults and children, are all specialists in their respective fields with a great wealth of experience between them. This experience has enabled the Trust to pioneer a number of new and effective treatments including stenting, ablation (to correct over-fast heartbeats) and, for respiratory problems, lung volume reduction.
Every private patient can be confident that they will have access to the most comprehensive range of advanced surgical and medical facilities that are only available from a large, specialist NHS Hospital.
The Royal Brompton Hospital has an international reputation for the treatment of lung disease, the result of over 160 years of experience. The lung and heart hospital is a national and international leader in the treatment of heart conditions such as heart disease, with large research trials leading to significant developments in the area.
The Royal Brompton Hospital is home to Europe's largest centre for the treatment and management of cystic fibrosis. The Royal Brompton Hospital's lung specialists see both UK and international patients suffering from asthma and chronic lung conditions including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from across the country.
The Royal Brompton Hospital's adult congenital heart disease unit was the first of its kind in Europe and remains the largest.
The hospital's leadership in both these fields allows it to attract the best lung specialists and medical staff from across the world. The hospital's consultants and lung specialists work and teach internationally and publish research papers that set national and international medical standards.
Should they need it, Royal Brompton Hospital's UK and international patients are supported by dedicated adult and paediatric intensive care units. The hospital has seven dedicated adult critical care consultants and one of the country's largest academic research programmes in intensive care medicine. It is also one of the few hospitals in the country to have a Professor of Intensive Care Medicine.
The Royal Brompton Hospital has invested significantly in the latest imaging technology such as CT scanners, which, in many cases, enables the diagnosis of conditions such as heart disease without the use of invasive procedures. Royal Brompton Hospital acquired the UK’s first ever dedicated cardiac CT scanner in 2005, which allows for the diagnosis of coronary disease at an earlier stage than ever before. The hospital is the largest cardiac magnetic resonance centre in the world and over 50 percent of the UK’s cardiovascular magnetic resonance scans (high-definition scans of the heart) are undertaken there.
As the UK’s largest cardio-respiratory centre and an international centre of excellence, the Royal Brompton & Harefield Private Patients Centre is proud to welcome patients from all around the world to benefit from their leading clinical and support services. They offer their international private patients a personalised, world class service delivered by experts and led by experts.
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Why choose Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust for private lung or cardiac surgery?
They are the country's leading provider of complex surgery of the chest and lungs
They are Europe's top-ranked respiratory research centre and their cardiac, cardiovascular and critical care teams are rated in the top three most highly cited health research teams in Europe
They look after over 26,000 patients of all ages on their wards and see over 90,000 patients at their outpatient clinics
They carry out over 8,500 cardiac surgery (heart surgery) procedures such as angiograms, angioplasties, electrophysiological procedures and the fitting of pacemakers
They treat over 1,100 people who have blocked coronary arteries (the arteries leading to the heart) and carry out around another 1,500 heart operations every year
The Healthcare Commission judged
the survival rate for their patients undergoing heart surgery to be
'better than would be expected' by European standards. Only five centres
achieved this accolade.
The trust is the largest cystic fibrosis unit in Europe, seeing over 1,100 adults and 200 children with this condition
Their Heart Attack Centre at
Harefield has pioneered the use of primary angioplasty for the treatment
of heart attacks and has the fastest arrival-to-treatment time in the
UK (23 minutes compared to a national average of 56), a crucial factor
in patients' survival
Their lung specialists help over 8,000 adults a year who have breathing problems caused by
diseases such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and severe asthma
- Paediatric surgery: In addition to the 200 children a year they see with cystic fibrosis, they treat a further 2,000 children with heart or lung problems such as heart disease or severe asthma
Their children's services such as paediatric surgery were given the highest possible 'excellent' rating in the most recent Healthcare Commission survey
First in the UK to acquire a dedicated cardiac CT scanner
and environmental lung disease
obstructive pulmonary disease
and acute respiratory failure
failure and congenital heart disease
repair or replacement
intervention to treat heart failure
(heart bypass surgery)
angioplasty and/or coronoary stenting
and cardiac pacing
- Paediatric cardiac surgery and cardiology
Lung cancer risk assessments in London
The earlier lung cancer is detected the greater the chances of successful treatment, however most lung cancers are diagnosed at a late stage and survival rates for these patients are much less favourable. For this reason, Royal Brompton has developed its groundbreaking assessment clinic to test for and detect early lung cancer.
A lung cancer risk assessment includes an appointment with a specialist who will assess and discuss with you your risk factors for developing lung cancer. If appropriate, you may be offered help with stopping smoking.
Heart risk clinic at the Royal Brompton Hospital
If heart disease is diagnosed at the earliest possible stages, before symptoms develop, it can be successfully treated.
The Royal Brompton Hospital is a world-renowned centre for heart disease. Their detailed screening programme includes a range of state-of-the-art specialist tests to detect the early stages of heart disease from blood analyses, ECG, exercise ECG to echocardiogram and cardiovascular magnetic resonance. The screening takes around two hours and specialist medical experts are on hand throughout.
Stop smoking clinic in London
Giving up smoking is the single most important thing you can do to improve your health. Without help, less than one in 20 smokers successfully stops smoking. With professional help, the success rate rises to about one in five. At Royal Brompton they offer patients a combination of support, therapy and specialist medication that considerably increases their chances of quitting.