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A Legacy of Kindness, a film produced by Royal Brompton and Harefield’s communications team, captures the continued efforts being made by staff at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals to care for some of the sickest Covid-19 patients. Through the film, we follow the stories of frontline staff, who speak openly and emotionally about their experiences, the personal sacrifices they have made and the pride they have in the level of care given to patients. Watch the film
Close collaboration between clinicians from Royal Brompton Hospital and Evelina London Children’s Hospital,part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, has saved the life of a new-born baby with a rare congenital heart disease. After making a diagnosis while in the womb, clinical teams were able to perform life-saving surgery on the baby boy just hours after being delivered. Seven months on, baby Leo is thriving, thanks to the joint efforts of specialists across the hospitals. Read more
A new study authored by Royal Brompton Hospital paediatric cardiology consultants, Professor Alain Fraisse and Dr Carles Bautista, in collaboration with the infectious disease department at St Mary’s Hospital (part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust) has been published in the journal Pediatrics. The study will help clinicians to identify which patients with a new syndrome, called paediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome (PIMS-TS), will go on to become very sick and therefore what treatment is best for them. Read more
A Covid-19 patient at Royal Brompton Hospital who was on ECMO for more than 60 days, longer than any other patient treated at the hospital during the first wave of the pandemic, has thanked staff for performing ‘a miracle’ and giving him a second chance at life. Raj was admitted to the hospital with respiratory failure and put on ECMO - a form of life support. Staff were worried he wouldn't survive, however almost four months later, Raj defied all odds and walked out of hospital. He has spoken about his recovery and the care he received. Read more