Papworth Hospital

Specialist Hospital/Clinic | Cambridge, United Kingdom

Hospital description

Papworth Hospital is a specialist heart and lung hospital and was home to the first successful transplant in the UK and also one of the world’s first beating-heart transplants. It is currently located in the village of Papworth Everard in Cambridgeshire but is due to be moved to new premises on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus in 2018.

The surgical facilities of the hospital began to be developed in the 1950s and today the hospital is the UK’s main heart/lung transplant centre. The site has two main buildings:

1. Main Building – provides cardiology, all surgical services and an intensive care unit to include:
- Cardiac surgery (heart transplantation, coronary artery bypass grafting, heart valve surgery, pulmonary thromboendarterectomy).
- Thoracic surgery

2. Chest Medical Unit – providing respiratory medicine services to include the following:
- Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (support for patients with sleep disorders and ventilatory failure)
- Pulmonary hypertension service (one of four in the UK and the only one to provide pulmonary thromboendarterectomy.
- Adult Cystic Fibrosis service
- Lung Defense Service
- Thoracic oncology service
- the ataxia telangiectasia service
- services for patients with pulmonary fibrosis, vasculitis, and rare diseases including granulomatosis with polyangiitis and pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.


Hospital type Specialist Hospital/Clinic
Local language English
Funding Status Public


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