About us

The Trust is a partnership of two hospitals – Royal Brompton in Chelsea, West London, and Harefield, near Uxbridge – which are each known throughout the world for their expertise, standard of care, and influential research.

Nurses discussing scans on computer screens

As a specialist trust, we exclusively treat people with heart and lung disease – this means our doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff are experts in their chosen field, with many of them moving to us from around the world so that they can develop their skills even further.

Over the years our experts have been responsible for major medical breakthroughs including performing the first successful heart/lung transplant in Britain, implanting the first coronary stent, founding the largest centre for cystic fibrosis in the UK, and pioneering intricate heart surgery for newborn infants.

We carry out some of the most complex surgery, and offer some of the most sophisticated treatment that is available anywhere in the world. We treat patients from all over the UK and other countries, many of whom are unique in their medical needs, and demand for our services continues to grow year-on-year.

Our fetal cardiologists can perform scans at just 12 weeks, when a baby’s heart valve is just over a millimetre in size, and our clinical teams regularly treat patients well into their 90s and help them maintain a good quality of life.

By recruiting the best clinical and non-clinical staff and investing in their development, we maintain our position as the leading UK provider of respiratory care and a national leader in the specialist areas of paediatric cardiorespiratory care, congenital heart disease and cystic fibrosis.

We work closely with academic and industry partners to play a leading role in pushing forward the boundaries of medicine through research, and by sharing what we know through teaching, we can help patients everywhere.

Our values guide and support every decision we make to ensure our care is safe, of the highest quality and – crucially – available to everyone who needs it.

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