Why RB&HH?

Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals offer some of the most sophisticated treatment in the world. We specialise in complex cases which often cannot be treated in the patient’s country of residence.

If you or someone you know require specialist treatment, visiting the experts will guarantee the best possible results.

World leading expertise

Amrani surgeryCentral to our success, is our ability to attract medical staff from around the globe whose combined experience enables us to lead the way in our specialist field.

Supporting them, our nurses are specifically trained in caring for patients with heart and lung illnesses and over 70 of them are highly qualified nurse specialists.

As well as travelling internationally to lecture and share their knowledge, our clinicians hold prominent positions on influential boards, committees, institutions and professional associations.

State-of-the-art facilities

About Us (why choose us)As a large post-graduate teaching centre we can offer the very best care, 24 hours a day, with the benefit of on-site support services uncommon in other hospitals. These include:

  • Top-rated intensive care units, staffed around the clock by expert nursing and medical staff
  • Specialist diagnostics facilities including high-tech imaging, pathology, radiology and laboratory services
  • Access to Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals’ cardiovascular and respiratory biomedical research units, including the renowned Sir Magdi Yacoub Heart Research Centre

Many of our patients travel long distances to see us, to receive treatment in an environment that is suited to both complex and routine patient care.

Pioneering research programmes

feature-sampleResearch programmes play a fundamental role in delivering the highest standard of care to patients and their families. Working closely with Imperial College London, our research teams have gained a five star rating for their contribution in finding new ways to treat heart and lung disease.

Over the years, our consultants have been responsible for several major medical breakthroughs, including performing the first lung and heart transplant, founding the largest centre for the treatment of cystic fibrosis in Europe; and discovering the genetic mutation responsible for dilated cardiomyopathy.

World class patient care

heart treatments & servicesOur private patients arrive from all over the world confident that they will receive first class, round-the-clock medical care and treatment.

We pride ourselves in providing personalised care for all our patients, ensuring a comfortable stay and positive healthcare experience.

Our dedicated concierge services offer practical support to patients and their families, paying particular attention to their cultural, religious and language needs.

Annual patient attendances

Our hospitals undertake 190,000 outpatient appointments and over 40,000 inpatient stays a year: a testament to the experience and expertise of our consultants.

On an annual basis our staff perform:

  • 3,200 angiograms/cardiac catheterisations
  • 2,200 thoracic surgery operations
  • 2,00 coronary angioplasties
  • 2,200 treatments for respiratory failure
  • 1,000 heart bypass operations

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With over 120 consultants, we have a wealth of experience. Search our directory  to find out more about our heart and lung experts.

Based in the heart of Chelsea, Royal Brompton Hospital benefits from the experience of 1,600 staff and 160 years of treating heart and lung disease.

Situated in the countryside, Harefield Hospital is one of the largest and most experienced centres in the world for heart and lung transplants.