Why choose Papworth Hospital
Papworth Hospital is the UK’s largest specialist cardiothoracic hospital and the country’s main heart and lung transplant centre treating over 22,800 inpatient and day cases and 53,400 outpatients each year from across the UK. Our patients travel long distances to see us, confident in the knowledge that we are at the forefront of providing new and innovative treatments for heart and lung patients.
Why do our patients choose Papworth Hospital?
- Committed to providing an excellent patient experience
We are proud of our reputation as one of the best performing hospitals in the UK. The safety of our patients and the experience they have while in our care is of primary importance to all staff at Papworth. We earned top scores in a major independent survey conducted by the Care Quality Commission in 2011 which canvassed the opinions of nearly 70,000 hospital inpatients. Papworth’s results were amongst the best in the country relating to a broad range of issues including the hospital and the ward, and confidence in the care and treatment provided by our doctors and nurses. Patients give Papworth Hospital top scores in national survey.
- We achieve some of the best outcomes in the world for our patients
Patients coming to Papworth Hospital can be confident that we are constantly checking that our results are the best they can be for the range of work that we do. Papworth Hospital achieves some of the best outcomes in the world for our patients despite treating older and more complex patients than the national average.
- Our cardiothoracic services are internationally recognised
Cardiac services include diagnostic and interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and implantable devices, coronary artery bypass grafts and valve surgery. Thoracic services include the interstitial lung disease service, the respiratory infection, inflammation and immunology service and surgery for lung cancer.
Papworth Hospital is the only centre in the UK to carry out complex surgery for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (PTE) and is one of five hospitals providing Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO). Papworth is one of the UK’s leading centres for Electrophysiology (EP) and is one of the largest specialist providers of cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology. It has one of the largest structural heart disease and specialist valve programmes in the UK.
Papworth Hospital has the UK’s largest respiratory support and sleep centre. It is the country’s main heart and lung transplant centre.
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- We have an outstanding reputation for innovation and leading-edge research
Papworth Hospital has a long and established reputation for innovation and developing state-of-the-art treatments for heart and lung patient care. Our pioneering culture has led us to carry out many landmark procedures such as the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979 and the UK’s first beating heart transplant in 2006. In 2011 a Papworth patient became the first patient in the UK to go home with a Total Artificial Heart implant.
- We retain an excellent record on infection prevention and control
Papworth Hospital regularly outperforms the tough national targets set for infection control.
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- We are regarded as a top healthcare employer
Patients choose to come to Papworth Hospital because, as an international centre of excellence, we are able to attract the best, most highly-skilled staff and deliver the very best results for our patients.
In 2010 Papworth Hospital has been named as a top healthcare employer and was the first NHS hospital in England to win an award for looking after the health and wellbeing of its staff.
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