A new state-of-the-art research facility at Harefield Hospital, led by a team of research nurses, was opened on Monday 14 November 2022 at a ceremony by the pioneer of cardiothoracic surgery, Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub.

At the opening of the facility, Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub said:

I consider it a distinct privilege and honour to be here today. The spirit of Harefield is a dedication to patient care, which right from the early days of the transplant programme, has been linked to research.

Research is a spectrum from the bench to the bedside and back again. Importantly you have to have clinical research to bridge the gap between the basic science and developing treatments for patients.

The Clinical Research Facility provides a dedicated space for research patients at the hospital, many of whom require longer hospital appointments than regular clinical patients. These patients at Harefield Hospital are valuable to researchers because of the complex, and sometimes rare conditions, that they live with.

Currently, there are over 50 pioneering and world-class research projects at Harefield aiming to develop new treatments, improve care for patients and help to inform decision-making and policy across the NHS and beyond.

The new facility is part of a long-term plan to increase the research capacity of Harefield Hospital.

Senior Research Nurse, Laura Barker said:

We’re so very grateful to Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity for providing the funding for this for our patients

We are dedicated to funding innovative research, equipment and patient experience projects which are essential to the lives and wellbeing of patients with heart and lung disease. None of this would be possible without your support. 

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