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St Bartholomew's Hospital

Region: London North
Trust: Barts Health NHS Trust
Unit: Barts Heart Centre
Services provided: Adult Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Surgery

St Bartholomew's Hospital
West Smithfield


Barts Health NHS Trust is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in Britain serving over 2.5 million people. It is formed of 3 hospitals: The London Chest (founded in 1848, in Bethnal Green), St Bartholomew's (founded in 1123, in the City of London) and the Royal London (founded in 1740, in Whitechapel). Prior to 2015, there were cardiac surgery units at both St Bartholomew’s Hospital and at The London Chest Hospital. There was also a separate cardiac surgery unit at University College London’s Heart Hospital. In April 2015 The Barts Heart Centre was formed by the merger of three cardiac units: The Heart Hospital UCLH, The London Chest Hospital and St Bartholomews. The surgeons who previously worked at the legacy sites are now part of one team at Barts Heart Centre on the St Bartholomews Hospital site in a new purpose built unit.

Services provided

Adult Cardiac Surgery Thoracic Surgery


At both the London Chest and St Bartholomew's Hospitals, cars are allowed to pull close to the main entrance where patients can be picked up or dropped off. There is wheelchair access. In addition there is ample parking on pay and display bays on Bonner Road and metered bays at West Smithfield.

Visiting hours

Wards are open to visitors between 9.30am - 8pm except during mealtimes (12.15 - 1.15pm and 6 - 7pm). There are no fixed hours for visiting patients on the ITU as long as this is arranged with the Sister in Charge.


Tel: Main switchboard: 020 7370 700 T

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Adult Cardiac Surgery

The cariac unit specialises in a number of areas including:

  • Coronary bypass operations 
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Aortic surgery
  • TAVI


Quality Assurance Survey

This hospital has been part of the Cardiac Centre Quality Assurance Survey, and its latest individual results are shown below. To view additional national data, see the Cardiac Unit and Outcome Data page in the Professionals section.

This unit has reviewed its outcomes for the last quarter.

Cardiac Audit Status regional and national

Each section has a maximum score of 5

This chart was produced on 31 March 2024.

Thoracic Surgery

The thoracic unit specialises in complex lung and chest wall procedures including:

  • Minimally invasive keyhole surgery
  • Mesothelioma surgery


Outcomes Audits

This hospital has been a part of the following outcomes audits, please click on any outcomes audit to see their data:

National Lung Cancer Audit – 2017

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