Performance and achievements

In 2016/17 we:

  • Cared for more than 200,000 patients in our outpatient clinics
  • Cared for nearly 40,000 patients of all ages on our wards
  • Received more than 10,000 patient comments, of which more than 90 percent were positive
  • Received a 96 percent recommendation score in the annual Friends and Family Test
  • Helped nearly 14,000 adults who have breathing problems caused by diseases such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and severe asthma
  • Broke ground on a new development at Harefield Hospital to expand the intensive care unit and treat 250 additional patients each year
  • Carried out 1,075 coronary artery bypass grafts
  • Were one of the top three most highly cited health research teams in England – with 790 papers published in scientific journals
  • Saw almost 700 patients in our adult cystic fibrosis (CF) clinics, making us one of the largest and most active adult CF centres in Europe
  • Successfully transplanted an artificial heart into a child – the first in Europe
  • Maintained one of the fastest arrival to treatment times for heart attack patients in the UK (23 minutes compared to a national average of 56)
  • Raised more than £11 million for research
  • Performed 475 surgical procedures for congenital heart disease (350 paediatric, 125 adult)
  • Recruited 2,700 patients onto 200 research programmes that will contribute towards better patient care and outcomes
  • Balanced our books, recording a £2 million financial surplus at year-end.

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