Our achievements

Sometimes our work makes national headlines, sometimes the everyday things we do make significant differences to our patients.

CUH is top for…


You made a difference team award - December 2012

Ward C5 has 33 beds and is the largest ward within Medicine division. It's speciality is renal, but the staff also care for a variety of patients with diverse medical conditions.

Addenbrooke’s brain surgeons pioneer 3D technology in the UK

Doctors at Addenbrooke’s are first to use the latest 3D technology in neurosurgery theatres in the UK.

Contact Centre in Times' top 50 call centres list

CUH's Contact Centre team is delighted after winning a place among the Saturday Times' top 50 call centres for customer services in 2012.

New robot for prostate cancer surgery

A new Da Vinci robot has replaced the model which has already been used for over 1,000 cancer operations.

Pharmacy apprentice - finalist in the national awards

Joanne Robinson, an apprentice with pharmacy at CUH, has been selected to the final regional stage of the National Apprenticeship and Training Awards.

'Gene reading' - powerful tool in the fight against debilitating diseases

In the busy department of Clinical genetics we met with Ann Kershaw, consultant genetic counsellor, and Dr Geoff Woods, honorary consultant clinical geneticist to see what is involved in their daily routine.

Palliative care researcher wins Florence Nightingale scholarship

Allison Bentley, research associate in the department of palliative care, has been awarded a Florence Nightingale Foundation research scholarshp 2012.

Robot ‘surgeon’ performs 1000 prostate operations at Addenbrooke’s

Robotic surgery at Addenbrooke's has helped 1000 men to receive the best cancer treatment, a record in the NHS.


Omid Karblaie Hosseini

You Made a Difference - May

A healthcare support worker who helps to keep the John Farman Intensive Care Unit running smoothly and a biomedical scientist who has helped many students further their training are the winners of May’s You Made a Difference awards.