As our patient you can expect ongoing support from your doctors, nurses and other staff. We also offer additional support and advice through our patient advice and liaison service. Alternatively, read more on national support groups and disability support groups.
However, many of our patients find they need continuing support in their lives outside the hospital, from people who understand their conditions. If you are looking for help and advice, then an independent patients’ group might be the place to turn.
Many of these groups have been founded and run by our own patients and their relatives. These are committed and determined people, many of whom have had their lives transformed by treatment at our hospitals and who now want to help others who are going through the same experience.
Below are contact details and short descriptions of some support groups. The Trust has warm relations with our patient groups and through their work they support us and our patients. However, these are independent groups with their own aims and priorities – they are not run by the Trust and we are not responsible for them.
Friends of Royal Brompton Hospital
The Friends is an independent charity staffed entirely by volunteers that raises funds to support patients at Royal Brompton Hospital. Read more about the Friends' work.
Harefield Hospital League of Friends
The Friends is an independent charity staffed entirely by volunteers who run the Refreshment Pavillion and raise funds to support patients at Harefield Hospital. Read more about the Harefield League of Friends.
The Hamsters bring together Harefield hospital transplant patients. They provide counseling and recreational and sporting activities for transplant patients and their families and carers to help rehabilitate patients and improve their quality of life.
The charity is for the families of children who are being treated for cardiac and respiratory problems at the Trust. They organise support through a network of families who have been through similar experiences.
Patient and family support group for people who have had heart surgery. Meets regularly at Harefield hospital. Contact David Potter, tel: 01923 243 672