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Transplant services

Our heart and lung transplant unit, based at Harefield hospital, is the UK’s largest and most experienced centre for heart and lung transplants. The unit works with the Heart Science Centre, which is at the forefront of research into heart disease and transplantation.

Our facilities

Our dedicated transplant unit consists of two wards, with a total of 34 beds, most of which are in single or double rooms. Patients are admitted for transplant assessment, routine check-ups and unplanned admissions in the event of post-transplant complications (such as infection or organ rejection).  We run a dedicated transplant follow-up clinic – our focus is on enabling patients to live the most normal and active life possible.


Transplant services at Harefield Hospital are supported by our specialist immunosuppression monitoring services, which includes the UK National Monitoring Service for Sirolimus.

Expertise includes:

  • Non-heart beating donor lung transplantation
  • Experience in performing Heterotopic heart transplantation
  • Experience in live-lobar lung transplantation
  • Experience of combined heart-kidney transplantation
  • Use of mass spectrometry technology for monitoring immunosuppressant drug levels
  • Application of plasmapherisis to treat acute antibody mediated rejection in heart and lung transplantation
  • Short- and long-term mechanical circulatory support with ventricular assist devices (VADs)
  • Application of LVADs to support recovery of the patient’s heart following dilated cardiomyopathy

Royal Brompton

Sydney Street,
London SW3 6NP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 8121


Read more about transplant services on our pages for patients & carers
Research: rest the heart for recovery

National Specialised Commissing Team (NSCT) external review of heart transplantation

Download the PDF below to read Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust's response to the external review


Click here to read the NSCT external review.