Royal Papworth Hospital is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, treating more than 100,000 patients each year from across the UK.

Since carrying out the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, the hospital has established an international reputation for excellence in research and innovation. Ninety-eight per cent of patients say they would recommend Royal Papworth Hospital to their friends and family. 

As well as performing more heart and lung transplants than any other UK centre, Royal Papworth Hospital has the UK’s largest Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC). It is the only centre in the UK for a number of specialist services including Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE) and Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA).  

In 2017, the hospital received a royal title from Her Majesty The Queen in recognition of the hospital’s pioneering history and continued commitment to excellence and innovation. 

The hospital is currently preparing to move to a brand new, state-of-the-art hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. 

Royal Papworth Private Care

Royal Papworth Private Care offers exceptional care to private patients from across the UK and the world. As a specialist hospital, we have access to a multidisciplinary team of experts in heart and lung medicine who will advise on the most appropriate treatment for your condition. 

If you need to stay overnight in our hospital, you will be cared for by our dedicated nursing team in private, en suite rooms. 

All income generated by the provision of private care at Royal Papworth Hospital goes back into the hospital's general finances and in turn helps support research and education initiatives and improvements, to the benefit of all patients.

Feedback from patients

We regularly ask our patients for feedback on our service. Here is what our patients say about Royal Papworth Private Care: 

“All the staff were outstanding. They were extremely helpful and supportive.  They were friendly and nothing was too much trouble, 10/10.”

“Excellent care and professionalism throughout. Many thanks to all – so very glad I stayed in the private ward.”

“Very impressed with service. All staff were extremely helpful and caring.”