WHAT IF I SUSPECT PAH?

PAH is a rare disease and therefore most clinics and hospitals are unequipped to manage patients with the condition. Specialist pulmonary hypertension (PH) centres exist to promote the highest standards of management and treatment for patients.1 Between 2016 and 2017, around 9,500 patients with PH were managed by the specialist centres in Great Britain.2

All centres offer a multidisciplinary team approach to receiving new referrals, undertaking investigations, coordinating management and participating in clinical research. One important role of the specialist centre is to provide a definitive diagnosis of PH by performing right heart catheterisation (RHC), a technically demanding procedure requiring specialist experience.1 The centres and staff also provide support for patients and their families.

The maps below provide the location and contact details of the 9 specialist PH centres in the UK and Ireland. For further information and details of how to refer patients, please contact your closest centre directly.

Regional locations

London locations

SCOTTISH PULMONARY VASCULAR UNIT

Golden Jubilee Hospital
Beardmore Street
Glasgow
G81 4HX


Contact PH team:
0141 951 5497

Email: [email protected]

Website

Referral information

PULMONARY VASCULAR UNIT, CARDIOTHORACIC SERVICES

Freeman Hospital
Freeman Road
High Heaton
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 7DN


Freeman Hospital Switchboard:
0191 233 6161
PH Secretary:
0191 213 7742
Contact PH Specialist Nurses:
0191 213 7418


Website

PULMONARY VASCULAR DISEASE UNIT

Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Glossop Rd
Sheffield
Yorkshire
S10 2JF


Contact PH team:
0114 271 3940
Fax:
0114 271 1718


Website

CAMBRIDGE PULMONARY VASCULAR CENTRE

Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Papworth Everard
Cambridge
CB23 3RE


Papworth Hospital Switchboard:
01480 830541
Secure Fax:
01480 364267

Email: [email protected]

Website

Referral information

PULMONARY HYPERTENSION UNIT

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
56 Eccles Street
Phibsborough
Dublin 7
D07 KW66


Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Switchboard:
353 1 803 2000
Contact PH team:
353 1 803 4420
Secure Fax:
01 803 2852


Website

PULMONARY HYPERTENSION SERVICE

Royal Brompton Hospital
Sydney Street
London
SW3 6NP


Royal Brompton Hospital
Switchboard:
020 7352 8121
Contact PH team:
0207 351 8362


Website

Referral information

PULMONARY HYPERTENSION SERVICE

Royal Free Hospital
Pond Street
London
NW3 2QG


Royal Free Switchboard:
020 3758 2000
GP enquiries:
020 7794 0500


Website

Referral information

PULMONARY HYPERTENSION SERVICE

Hammersmith Hospital
Du Cane Road
London
W12 0HS


Hammersmith Hospital Switchboard:
020 3313 1000
Contact PH team:
020 3313 8072
Secure Fax:
020 3313 2331

Email: [email protected]

Website

Referral information

PULMONARY HYPERTENSION SERVICE

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Great Ormond Street
London
WC1N 3JH


Senior Administrator for referrals:
0207 405 9200 ext 1005
Contact PH team:
0207 405 9200 ext 1007
Secure Fax:
0207 905 2321

Email: [email protected]

Website

References

  1. Galiè N, et al. Eur Hear J 2016;37:67–119
  2. NHS Digital (2017). National Audit of Pulmonary Hypertension Great Britain, 2016–17

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