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A year on from a double lung transplant at Harefield Hospital, 48-year-old Tim van Someren says his life has been completely ‘re-set’ by organ donation. Tim was discharged from Harefield Hospital in August 2019 after a double lung transplant in June 2019, following years of worsening health due to Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, a form of interstitial lung disease that causes slow and irreversible scarring of the lungs. Read Tim's story
To mark Organ Donation Week 2020, staff and patients from the transplant unit speak about the life-changing impact of organ donation and the transplantation services offered at the hospital. We hear from staff including a cardiac surgeon, transplant dietitian and clinical psychologist about their roles, the power of organ donation and the importance of discussing the subject with family and loved ones. Watch film
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust has established innovative post-Covid-19 clinics at its hospitals to help survivors of the virus with their long-term recovery. To date, the clinics have seen more than 100 patients. After initial visits in person to the hospitals, patients are then treated remotely via video and telephone calls. The clinics offer personalised care based on patients’ specific rehabilitation needs and involve teams from across both hospitals to treat a variety of issues. Read more
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust’s allergy service recently achieved national accreditation by The Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) Improving Quality in Allergy Services (IQAS) accreditation scheme. The service was awarded accreditation following stringent assessment of its facilities, staff and working practices, to evidence its commitment to the delivery of high-quality patient care. The accreditation makes the Trust’s allergy service one of just several services in the country to receive the accolade. Read more