The main object of the Heart Trust Fund is the financial support of the vitally important work of treating patients in the Medical Cardiology Centre of the Royal Victoria Hospital, and the equally important work of research into heart disease carried out there.


Throughout the years the charity has funded the adaptation of two parts of the hospital into research laboratories and the establishment of a new consultant post with the emphasis on cardiac research.  It has also funded a wide variety of projects at the Hospital for the improvement of the treatments available to patients and important research projects.

For further information please review our projects section for information on past and current projects.


  • H. A. Algeo, MA, FCSI  (Chairman)
  • The Right Honorable Sir John Gillen
  • Dr. G. W. N. Dalzell, MD, FRCP
  • Dr. R. A. Hamilton, FRCOG
  • Prof. James McLaughlin OBE, BSc, DPhil, CPhys, FInstP
  • Secretary to the Trustees: Mrs Pauline Patterson
Heart Trust Fund Giftaid

The late Professor Frank Pantridge, the world famous cardiologist who pioneered pre-hospital care and the ubiquitous automatic defibrillator, was the founder of this registered charity.

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