Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

We are the largest cardiothoracic (hear and lung) hospital in the UK. We have an international reputation for providing excellent treatment and care for patients with heart and lung conditions and have some of the countries best clinical outcome data and are proud to have an achieved some of the countries and worlds cardiothoracic milestones, including:

1960 - First operation using a heart and lung bypass machine
1962 - First heart valve inserted in a patient
1967 - First transvenous permanent cardiac pacemaker inserted
1979 - First UK successful heart transplantation
1982 - Coronary angioplasty commences
1984 - UK's first successful heart and lung transplantation; and Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit opens
1985 - World's first transbronchial biopsy to detect rejection in lung transplants
1986 - World's first heart, lung and liver transplant
1991 - First implantable defibrillator inserted
1992 - The Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre opens; and first Ventricular Assist Device implant
1993 - First operation using a heart laser
1994 - The adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre opens
1994 - First implantable LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) operation
1997 - First percutaneous myocardial laser therapy for the treatment of refractory angina
2001 - UK National Centre for pulmonary endarterectomy surgery established
2006 - UK's first beating heart transplant
2008 - 24/7 'Heart Attack Centre' commences known as the Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI) Service
2009 - First subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) implanted
2009 - 500th Pulmonary endarterectomy operation carried out
2011 - UK's 1st Total Artificial Heart Implant patient goes home
2015 - Europe's first successful heart transplant using a none-beating heart

We are committed to delivering the highest levels of clinical quality and providing the best standards of personalised care for our patients. The safety of our patients and the experience they have whilst in our care is very important to all staff at Papworth. We are proud of our reputation as one of the best performing hospitals in the UK and we achieve some of the best outcomes in the world for our patients.

Papworth retains an excellent record on infection control, regularly out performing the tough national infection control targets. We earned top scores in a recent major independent survey conducted by the Care Quality Commission. A recent quote from one of our patients sums this up:

"I feel the treatment and general care provided was exemplary and would be genuinely hard to improve."

Endorsed by Cambridge University Health Partners


Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Papworth Everard
CB23 3RE

Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 639814 / 639821

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