What our staff say

Hear what our staff have to say about our partnership with Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Richard Grocott-Mason

"While one of the catalysts for merger was the challenge to our paediatric congenital heart disease services, what this planned merger will allow us to achieve goes far beyond the protection of our services.

"From our earliest discussions with Guy's and St Thomas', we realised we had the chance to create something new and dynamic with colleagues who shared our values and our appetite for innovation and transformation – vital for a specialist Trust with a strong reputation for breaking new ground in heart and lung disease treatment and research.

"Healthcare will undergo radical transformation over the next ten years and hospitals and healthcare providers need to respond. Joining Guy's and St Thomas' will give us the best chance of leading and shaping the transformation of heart and lung care and research on a national and international stage."

Dr Richard Grocott-Mason
Managing director, Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals

Ian Abbs

"Together, and with our partners, we have a once in a generation opportunity to build a lasting, world-renowned heart and lung centre, providing the highest quality care for patients from before birth to old age, and conducting world-leading research.

"We have already demonstrated that by working together we can achieve more for our patients, not least during our current pandemic response, where partnership working has helped us care for many patients requiring the most specialist treatment.

“I am looking forward to taking the next step on our exciting shared journey, both with our new colleagues and our clinical and academic partners.”

Dr Ian Abbs
Chief executive officer, Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust