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Harefield Hospital

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Care system  Public NHS
Phone  +44 1895 823737
Founded  1937
Hospital type  Specialist
Number of beds  149
Harefield Hospital
Location  Harefield, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Affiliated university  National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College, London
Emergency department  No Accident & Emergency
Speciality  Cardiothoracic surgery including transplantation; cardiology; respiratory medicine
Address  Hill End Road, Harefield UB9 6JH, UK
Hours  Open today · 12AM–11:59PMThursday12AM–11:59PMFriday12AM–11:59PMSaturday12AM–11:59PMSunday12AM–11:59PMMonday12AM–11:59PMTuesday12AM–11:59PMWednesday12AM–11:59PM
Similar  Mount Vernon Hospital, Chelsea and Westmins, Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College London, Ealing Hospital

Harefield Hospital in Harefield, London Borough of Hillingdon, England, is part of the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK and among the largest in Europe. Harefield's sister hospital is the Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea.


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The first hospital on this site was established during World War I to treat injured Australians and New Zealander soldiers.

The present hospital was opened on 8 October 1937 by the Duke of Gloucester, with many of the wards featuring large open areas to give patients access to the fresh air.

Amongst the hospital's roll call of distinguished cardiologists were Paul Wood and Walter Somerville. Arguably, the hospital's most famous surgeon was Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, who performed the UK's first heart and lung transplant at Harefield in 1983. Under the leadership of Sir Magdi Yacoub, the Harefield Hospital transplant programme had begun in 1980 and by the end of the decade he and his team had performed one thousand of the procedures, while the hospital had become the leading UK transplant centre. During this period there was an increase in post-operative survival rates, a reduction in the recovery periods spent in isolation and in the financial cost of each procedure.

Today, the hospital advertises as being "one of the largest and most experienced centres in the world for heart and lung transplants" and having "jointly pioneered work in the development of 'artificial hearts' (also known as left ventricular assist devices or LVADs)". The grounds of the hospital also house the Harefield Heart Science Centre, where research is performed into the causes and treatments of heart disease.

In a January 2008 press release, the trust announced that Harefield Hospital had become the leader in the south east of England for treating acute heart attack patients with primary angioplasty and coronary stent insertion to reduce the length of hospital stays.

In the 2010 staff survey conducted by the Care Quality Commission, one staff member in five (of those who responded to the survey ) reported having been the subject of discrimination and one in fifty having been assaulted at work by a fellow staff member. However, "only a minority of staff said they felt work pressures, with four fifths of employees adding they would recommend the trust as a place to work or receive treatment."


Harefield Hospital Wikipedia