NHS Hero: Stephen Large, the man revolutionising heart transplants
Stephen Large, a consultant surgeon from Royal Papworth Hospital is one half of the incredible doctor duo who won a Pioneering Hero award at the ITV NHS Heroes Awards 2018.
Stephen has spent 33 years researching new ways to transplant hearts. Along with a brave and committed team, he has now refined a procedure which has increased heart transplantation at the hospital by more than a third. Stephen and his team have found a way to, literally, restart a heart and more importantly, restart a life.
Stephen joins us this morning alongside a recipient of one of these ‘non-beating’ hearts, Tom Shing, to talk about the pioneering new treatment which could change the face of heart transplants forever.
MORE: The NHS Heroes Awards, Monday at 8.30pm on ITV