Thanks to your incredible fundraising we have been able to equip Cath Lab 5 at Harefield Hospital with the latest imaging equipment.

State-of-the-art imaging equipment

Harefield Hospital’s cath labs (catheter laboratories) save many lives each year. They treat patients suffering from heart attacks and a range of other heart conditions.

Harefield performs over 5,500 minimally invasive cath lab procedures each year, many of them on patients too weak for major surgery. In the last year, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity’s Lifeline Lab appeal has been raising funds to equip Harefield Hospital’s cath lab with the latest, state-of-the-art imaging equipment.

Thanks to your fundraising and an amazing donation from The Kusuma Trust UK we have now raised over £569,000 for Harefield Hospitals and have bought a brand new Siemens Artis scanner, which isn’t funded by the NHS.

This new equipment is part of the refurbishment of Cath Lab 5 at Harefield Hospital. The cath lab will be made bigger and a new control room for new IT software will be added. The refurbishment benefits include more space, easier accessibility and improved infection control.

Mark Bowers, divisional intervention lead for Harefield’s cath labs and theatres, said: “The state-of-the-art equipment will lower the radiation dose and enable us to complete a wider range of examinations than we could with the old lab, essentially future-proofing ourselves against new procedures that could arise over the next five to 10 years.”

Thanks to your generous donations you made the purchase of this new equipment possible. The new cath lab will save and enhance the lives of thousands of patients in the years to come. Thank you.