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The pulmonary rehabilitation team at Harefield Hospital has become the first service in the country to receive full accreditation in a scheme run by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in association with the British Lung Foundation and the British Thoracic Society. Launched in 2018, the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services Accreditation Scheme (PRSAS) aims to improve the quality of pulmonary rehabilitation services throughout the UK. Read more
NHS England has today announced that NHS patients in England will be some of the first people in Europe to benefit from a new treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF). Three in five patients with the genetic condition could benefit from the ‘triple combination’ treatment produced by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, called ‘Kaftrio’, or ‘Trikafta’ in the US. The treatment tackles the underlying causes of CF by helping the lungs work effectively. Read more
Harefield Hospital patient Ben Wolfenden recently spoke publicly about his joy at being able to celebrate Father’s Day at home with his family, thanks to a life-saving double lung transplant performed at the hospital last year. Harefield Hospital’s consultant cardiac and transplant surgeon Mr Balakrishnan Mahesh carried out his life-saving operation. A year on, Ben is at home enjoying life with his two young children. Read more
Covid-19 patient Sam McQueen was transferred to Royal Brompton Hospital from Northwick Park Hospital on 22 March with severe Covid-19 related lung disease. In this moving video Sam shares his struggles battling Covid-19: from time on Royal Brompton Hospital’s Adult Intensive Care Unit, to gaining use of his hands and legs again, to the ‘infusion of energy’ he received at the thought of going home, and his gratitude to the NHS for saving his life. Watch video