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Hospital in Chelsea might move services to St Thomas’

Royal Brompton Hospital is in talks about moving its services to St Thomas’ Hospital.

The Chelsea-based hospital – which is the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK – is in “early discussions” about moving its services to the Lambeth site.

No decisions have yet been made and any proposals would have to be approved.

A spokesperson for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust said: “King’s Health Partners, which includes Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts, and King’s College London, is in early discussions with Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust to explore the possibility of relocating the services currently provided at Royal Brompton Hospital to the St Thomas’ Hospital campus.

“No decisions have been taken and any proposals would be subject to the approval of relevant boards, commissioner support and public consultation.”

Royal Brompton Hospital has an international reputation for the treatment of lung disease, gained from more than 170 years’ experience.

It has more 2,200 staff, 312 beds, five dedicated operating theatres, one hybrid theatre, and four catheter laboratories.

The hospital is home to Europe’s largest centre for the treatment and management of cystic fibrosis, and its adult congenital heart disease unit was the first of its kind in Europe and remains the largest.


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