Our hospitals

Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals make up the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK and are among the largest in Europe. We work from two main sites Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea, West London, and Harefield Hospital, near Uxbridge.

We are the only centre in the country with a total artificial heart programme and our cystic fibrosis experts are pioneers in remote digital care. Our teams have always pushed boundaries, working in partnership, harnessing new technology and delivering the very highest standards of patient care. Royal Brompton has ranked in the top ten 'World's Best Specialized Hospitals' ever since Newsweek magazine created the list in 2021.

Historically our teams at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals have been at the forefront of ground-breaking innovations for over 175 years. Our experts carried out the UK’s first successful operation to close a hole in the heart in 1956, the first coronary angioplasty in 1980, and the first ‘heart lung’ transplant in 1983. We set up the UK’s first adult cystic fibrosis centre in the 1960s which is now one of Europe’s biggest treatment centres for the condition.

Find out more about our innovations and how they are changing healthcare.