Featured in the press
Royal Brompton's ECMO service was featured on Channel 5 news in January 2018, as they visited the hospital's intensive care to look at how 'a specialist unit is treating patients hardest hit by the winter flu outbreak'.
Health correspondent Catherine Jones reported, to a national audience of around one million, that "When all else fails, and flu is about to claim someone's life, ECMO is the machine that can save them – technology so specialised that Royal Brompton is one of a network of just five hospitals where it's available", describing our service as for "patients so sick that conventional intensive care cannot save them."
Kate Harty, wife of a patient on AICU with flu and pneumonia, told 5 News: "We needed a miracle, and that's exactly what we can call the Brompton. It was my miracle."
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With thanks to Channel 5 news