Helen's blog - "ECMO was the last resort"

The first thing Helen remembers is Boxing Day when her sister said she thought Helen seemed a little bit under the weather. Read more

Tracy's blog - "ECMO saved my life after developing sepsis"

In the summer of 2017, I had a fall at home which resulted in fracturing my humerus. I came home from hospital and about a week or so later developed sepsis. Read more

Mike's blog - "How do you say thank you to the people that saved your grandson’s life?"

On the 16th August 2013, we were absolutely delighted by the birth of our grandson Thomas. However, our celebrations were short-lived as it became apparent that Thomas was very unwell. Read more

Jamie's blog - "I hope sharing my story can help and support people going through similar issues"

In December 2017, aged 37, I underwent open-heart surgery at Royal Brompton Hospital for a Bicuspid Aortic Valve, or BAV for short. Read more

Sammy's blog - "We will be forever grateful for everything Harefield did for Dad "

On Thursday 29th March 2018 our dad Colin Jones, aged just 59, lost his fight against heart disease at Harefield Hospital. Read more

Johnny's blog - One old man losing his tummy

Johnny is cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats in the space of only 13 days to raise funds for our Transforming Your Care Appeal. Read more

Dave's blog - "I still can’t quite comprehend what has happened to me"

I first found out that I had cardiomyopathy when I was in my early thirties. My heart decided to go into arrhythmia one Sunday afternoon so it was clear that something wasn’t right. Read more

Terry's blog - "What a journey for us all, Harefield Hospital, thank you."

I became aware that I had a problem in early December 2017, breathless, lack of energy, finding it hard to walk, massive weight gain, not sleeping, I felt terrible. Read more

Suzy's blog - "How do you say thank you to the people that saved your child’s life?"

Joshua is our kind, loving, clever and very hilarious 6-year-old son who makes us laugh every day! He is like any other little boy but the difference is each of his scars has a story to tell. Read more

Ashley's blog - "Harefield Hospital’s expertise, dedication, and clinical excellence makes them second to none"

December 28th, 2014, kicked off the longest and scariest year of my life. When I became a new mum through surrogacy after a 7-year fertility journey, I was over the moon. But Cystic fibrosis (CF) made my lungs vulnerable to infections and viruses, so when I caught the flu, it had near deadly consequences. Read more

Vaishali’s blog - "Harefield Hospital is my family, my second home"

I've been working in Harefield hospital since 2001, first as a student and now as a Clinical nurse specialist in Apheresis. Read more

Stacey's blog - "Thank you Harefield, we continue to support you always"

Five days before my mum and dad (Caroline and David) returned from an amazing holiday in Tenerife, my partner and I returned from our own special holiday in Budapest, having just got engaged. Read more

Lea's blog - "Despite only being 22, Will achieved a huge amount in the music industry"

My son Will was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension by the team at Royal Brompton Hospital in September 2017 after he was struggling to breathe whilst walking. Read more

Larissa's blog - "We will be forever grateful to the staff at Harefield Hospital"

Eighteen months ago, Kane was diagnosed with restricted cardiomyopathy and pulmonary hypertension. As a result, he was referred to Harefield Hospital where he received a heart and lung transplant in January 2018. Read more

Bernie's blog - "They saved my life and I will never forget and be eternally grateful"

Three years ago I was diagnosed with a collapsed lung and a 7 cm tumour. I had six months of chemotherapy, a bronchoscope, which resulted in an emergency admission with septicaemia. Read more

Nina's blog - "As a family we can never thank Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals enough"

It is a great privilege for me to be Aunt to my nephew Michael Mackay, who was born with Cystic Fibrosis. Mike received new lungs 11 years ago at the third attempt, having been given just weeks to live. Read more

Ian's blog - "The wonderful Harefield staff were magnificent"

I suffered a heart attack whilst in the South of France, which I thought was sunstroke, as my left arm was aching as I struggled to trim a French hedge. Determined to win, I carried on regardless. Read more

Sue's blog - "I can live life to the full and embrace every new day"

My Granddaughter is coming to play with me today, she is 18 months old. It is a wonderful feeling when she puts her arms around me and calls out ‘Nannysooz’. Read more

Claire's blog - "I loved the work that was being done here, the atmosphere"

I’ve been working at Royal Brompton for 21 years. I came here as a student – I loved that work that was being done here, the atmosphere. My background was in Rose Ward (Royal Brompton’s Paediatric Ward. Read more

Carmel's blog - "I remember how the Nurse reassured me as I came round"

In June 2016 I was diagnosed with cancer at the base of my tongue, I was told that I would have radical treatment and it would be very tough but I would get through it. Read more

Kevin's blog, part three - "I’ve conquered the roof of Africa"

In part two of his blog, Kevin talks about days five and six of his Mount Kilimanjaro challenge and reaching the summit. Read more

Kevin's blog, part two - "Kilimanjaro itself looks a lifetime away to me"

In part two of his blog, Kevin talks about days three and four of his epic trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Read more

Kevin's blog, part one -"I was driven by my determination to succeed for Harefield Hospital"

In October, Kevin Chilcott embarked on the ultimate challenge - climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, to raise funds for our Charity. Read more

Brendan's blog - "I will always remain in awe of the kindness and technical expertise of the staff"

I was living an exciting, busy life like every other hard working dad with a wife and young family. I was managing a mild medical disorder which, in the end, turned out to be quite a rare and complex issue. Read more