Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust is the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK and among the largest in Europe. Both hospitals are renowned for their expertise and standard of care in the field of heart and lung disease

Royal Brompton Hospital

Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea has more than 2,200 staff, five operating theatres, one hybrid theatre and four catheter laboratories.

It is home to Europe’s largest centre for the treatment and management of cystic fibrosis, also seeing patients suffering from asthma and other lung conditions from across the country. Royal Brompton is also home to Europe's largest adult congenital heart disease unit.

Harefield Hospital

Harefield Hospital in Hillingdon has more than 1,300 staff, five operating theatres and four catheter laboratories. 

The hospital is one of the world's largest and most experienced centres for heart and lung transplants.

Harefield also has a dedicated heart attack centre dealing with cardiac emergencies from outer north-west London. 

What they do

Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals carry out some of the most complicated heart and lung procedures and surgeries available anywhere in the world. Combined, they form the UK's only specialist heart and lung centre that treats both adults and children.

The hospitals specialise in treating, among others:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Paediatric conditions
  • Sleep-related conditions

In addition to the treatment of such conditions, dedicated staff at our hospitals carry out pioneering research into new ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent heart and lung diseases.