The Bristol Heart Institute (BHI) was opened in 2009 as a centre of excellence for cardiology care for local people and specialised cardiothoracic care for patients across the South West. The BHI is one of the leading research centres for cardiovascular disease in the UK and works closely with the University of Bristol to find new treatments for improved patient outcomes and care.

BHI atriumThe BHI building, designed by Bristol-based CODA Architects is award–winning, thanks to the innovative central open atrium, built to let in natural light and enhanced by artworks and indoor trees. This promotes patient well-being, creating an atmosphere of calm and healing in a space that feels less clinical than many hospitals.

Did you know?

  • It costs £17,928 a day to care for patients in the 24 bed cardiac intensive care unit. That’s over £6.5m a year
  • Bristol Heart Institute treats 40,000 patients every year
  • 1,327 heart surgeries and 5,964 cardiology lab procedures were performed in 2016
  • Every five minutes someone in the UK will have a heart attack.


Thanks to our incredible fundraisers and donors, we've been able to create a positive healing environment and fund state of the art equipment and technology to improve heart health and the experience patients have at the Bristol Heart Institute. 

Here are just some of the things we've been able to fund. Click on the images below to read more.

Pioneering heart valve technology Cardiac advanced life support course Specialist bras to help women recover after heart surgery
New echocardiology facility at the BHI

New echo machine for cardiac intensive care unit at the BHI Upgraded patient monitoring system


How you can support Bristol Heart Institute

With your help we can help keep the BHI at the forefront of cardiac research and treatment, and give patients the very best chance of survival, as well as provide the extra things that make them more comfortable.

Please help support the BHI. Thank you.

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