£10m for Barts Heart Centre

10 Dec 2015

We've given a funding commitment of £10.2m towards the creation of the world-class Barts Heart Centre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death worldwide, and in parts of London the early mortality rate from the disease is currently one of the worst in England. 

The £10.2m will fund clinical care and research to tackle the most pressing cardiovascular healthcare issues facing our community, with global significance.

Funding will also go towards innovative equipment in the centre in order to help the centre’s patients and our local community receive the best healthcare.

“This funding is testament to the potential of the Barts Heart Centre to make a significant difference to the cardiac health and wellbeing of our community,” says Laura Wilson, Director of Grants at Barts Charity, “while having international importance through the research undertaken at the centre.”

Charles Knight, Professor of Cardiology and Executive Director of the Barts Heart Centre, said: “If the establishment of the centre lowers early mortality rates to European levels, then we could potentially save over 11,000 lives over the next five years.”

Our Circulate heart health network supports the Barts Heart Centre and offers local businesses programmes of engagement activities and event for City workers to boost employee health and wellbeing.

The Barts Heart Centre is a world-leading institution with the best medical staff and equipment under one roof, and through its links with Circulate it also provides a great opportunity for the people of London to support cardiac patients and help safeguard their own health, too.

If you have any questions about this funding, please get in touch.

To support the centre today, head to our donate page.

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