Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity
Funding cutting-edge medical equipment
Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals form the UK’s largest and leading specialist centre for treating patients with two of the world’s biggest killers – heart and lung disease.
Their paediatric unit is a national specialist referral centre for children with heart and lung conditions, providing care from before birth, through childhood and into adolescence. And their pioneering research into heart and lung conditions plays a vital role in developing new treatments and improving care for patients.
We’ve supported their critical work with a grant of over £250,000. This has helped to upgrade the equipment needed to diagnose and treat children and adults with heart and lung conditions. Our contribution has enabled the two hospitals to equip their catheter laboratories with the latest imaging equipment.
- Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals are known internationally for their expertise, as one of the foremost centres for innovative research.
- In 2021 and 2022, more than 2,000 patients benefited from the new equipment.
- Over 200 different types of procedures have been carried out at the labs so far.
Innovative technology for safer procedures
The new technology brings many benefits. These include delivering X-ray images with incredible clarity, helping doctors carry out procedures and giving them the ability to diagnose conditions more effectively. It’s also providing the best imaging at the lowest dose of radiation possible – crucial for staff who are exposed regularly and patients, particularly children.
The new equipment is also supporting important research projects. Doctors carrying out research at the Cath Lab 2 at the Royal Brompton are using the new technology for their projects – which are delivering better patient care and outcomes.
“Patients and families have experienced the benefits of Cath Lab 2 in a way that their hospital stay is now much shorter after achieving the same results as compared to when those procedures were done surgically. This definitely has a strong impact on their wellbeing, as they can recover at home with their relatives and without the inconvenience of having to stay in the hospital. I would like to say a big thank you to the Kusuma Trust, whose generous donation allowed us to buy this amazing bit of equipment. Thanks to your donation we will be able to treat our heart patients achieve a better life with better outcomes.”