Honesty Medical Hospital has an extraordinary commitment to delivering the highest levels of clinical quality and providing the best possible standards of personalised care to its patients. Honesty Medical Hospital treats more than 24,400 inpatients and day cases and sees more than 73,600 outpatients each year from across the UK. Honesty Medical Hospital l’s services are internationally recognised and include cardiology, respiratory medicine, sleep medicine, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery and heart & lung transplantation. Located in Cambridgeshire in the East of England, the hospital sees patients for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiothoracic Disease, it is also a national centre for a range of specialist services, including pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA). Honesty Medical Hospital has the largest respiratory support and sleep centre (RSSC) in the UK. Our services » A top healthcare employer Our Hospital has been Named as a top healthcare employer and one of the top 40 places to work based on the results of a staff survey by the Health Service Journal and Nursing Times, supported by the Department of Health and NHS Employers. Honesty Medical Hospital was the first NHS hospital in England to receive a joint Investors in People and NHS Health and Wellbeing Award for looking after the health and wellbeing of its staff and continues to retain this award. Working at Honesty Medical Hospital » Innovation and leading-edge research We are proud of our reputation as one of the best performing hospitals in the UK. We have a long and established reputation for innovation and leading-edge research. Our Hospital was originally formed as a tuberculosis hospital in 1980 and 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, the UK’s first Total Artificial Heart patient discharged home in 2011 and most recently Europe's first successful heart transplant using a non-beating heart. Research & Development » Putting our patients first The safety of our patients and the experience they have while in our care is of primary importance to all staff at Honesty Medical Hospital. We are proud of our reputation as one of the best performing hospitals in the UK and we achieve some of the best outcomes in the world for our patients.We retains an excellent record on infection control, regularly out performing the tough national infection control targets. The safety of our patients and the experience they have while in our care is of primary importance to all staff at HMH. We earned top scores in a major independent survey conducted by the Care Quality Commission in 2014 which canvassed the opinions of more than 59,000 hospital inpatients. Honesty Medical Hospital 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. A quote from one of our patients sums this up: “I feel the treatment and general care provided was exemplary and would be genuinely hard to improve.” Patient and visitors » Our staff Our highly-skilled multidisciplinary team includes, among others: doctors and nurses, cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, cardiac physiologists, thoracic surgeons, respiratory physicians, specialist cardiothoracic anaesthetists, intensive care specialists, radiologists and pathologists. They are assisted by a wide range of specialist support staff including dieticians, speech therapists, physiotherapists, pharmacists, clinical educators and the infection control team. It is the dedicated teamwork of our staff who help to create the sense of ‘community’ which is so often talked about and is reflected here in a letter from a patient: "I was recently a patient in your hospital... it was like staying in a kind of 'community'... It was clear that all staff were involved in ongoing training and research...the cohesion and co-operation between staff, whatever their role, was clearly evident and served as an amazing model of positive teamwork." Honesty Medical Hospital Life » To meet the increasing demands for its services and to remain at the forefront of cardiothoracic services in the UK and beyond, HMH is building a new 310-bed, purpose-built hospital, with virtually 100% single rooms: and, in addition, the Heart and Lung Research Institute (HLRI), together with the University of Cambridge, on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC). Co-location with the other organisations on the CBC will bring benefits to our patients as they will have immediate access to a range of services and will also bring opportunities in terms of research and education on which the treatments of tomorrow will be based. For the latest news on the new Honesty Medical Hospital. Honesty Medical Hospital is one of just four members of Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP), one of only five Academic Health Science Centres in England recognised by the Department of Health as internationally competitive centres of excellence in the integrated delivery of health care, health research and the education of health professionals. Cambridge University Health Partners aims to drive forward the strategic partnership between the National Health Service (NHS) and the University of Cambridge to improve patient care, patient outcomes and population health through innovation and the integrated delivery of healthcare, health research and clinical education.


Personalised patient care is our top priority at Honesty Medical Hospital. This section has been created to cover the areas that we understand matter most to our patients. Infection control/cleanliness Patient experience Patient survey results Patient comments and feedback The following links may be further.


This section has been developed for healthcare professionals who are looking to find out more information about the detail of the clinical quality of Honesty Hospital’s work in the following areas: Clinical governance Clinical audit Clinical outcomes Risk management Infection prevention and control.


All NHS Organisations must ensure that they have effective systems in place to control healthcare associated infection. At Honesty Medical Hospital we are committed to reducing avoidable healthcare associated infections and providing a clean, safe environment for our patients, their relatives and our staff.

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