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Patients coming to our hospitals for outpatient appointments must now wear a face covering while in our buildings. This is in line with new government guidance to help reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in all hospital settings and keep you and our staff safe. Please note that visitor restrictions are still in place and visitors will only be allowed in exceptional circumstance. Read more
All wards are still closed to visitors in response to coronavirus. We are continuing the current restrictions to visiting within our Trust until it is safe to re-instate limited visiting. Visitors will only be allowed in the exceptional circumstances. This has been a difficult decision to make but we feel we cannot prevent the risk of spreading the infection if we allow visitors back to our hospitals. Read more
Royal Brompton’s Adult Intensive Care Unit appeared on Channel 4 News last night (Monday, May 18th) as Health and Social Care Correspondent Victoria Macdonald reported on ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine) and how, when ventilation is no longer enough to keep a patient alive, ECMO is often the last hope for the sickest patents. Read more
Specialists at Royal Brompton Hospital’s severe respiratory failure service have established a clear link between Covid-19 and blood clotting, by using hi-tech CT scans to take images of lung function in patients most seriously affected by the disease. All of those tested suffered a lack of blood flow, suggesting clotting within the small vessels in the lung. Read more