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The Archives of Addenbrooke's Hospital hold a substantial and constantly growing collection of documents and artefacts that need to be permanently preserved for legal, financial, and historical purposes.

Mission Statement

To locate, collect, preserve and list all historically important material and artefacts created and used by Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospital and its related organisations, and to provide access to them in compliance with national legislation and existing guidance.

Collection policy

The Addenbrooke’s Hospital Archive primarily collects records of long term legal, administrative, epidemiological, and historical value produced by Hospital, including those of predecessor bodies.

As the hospital grows and develops, the Archives has an essential role to play in ensuring that as well as preserving the historical documents and artefacts of the hospital and its related organisations, it also encourages the continued deposit of material worthy of permanent preservation.

Addenbrooke’s Hospital has its own part-time Archivist who:

  • Maintains the storage and management of the material and artefacts held in the Archives.
  • Carries out research in response to straightforward enquiries and advises researchers on more complex subjects.
  • Actively encourages additional donations and deposits of archival material relating to Addenbrooke's and the Rosie Hospitals, any of the other United Cambridge Hospitals and related organisations and material about individuals with a connection to the hospital from within the hospital and from members of the public.
  • Has developed an Outreach programme with the aim of encouraging the use of the Archives.

The aims of the Archivist are to:

Manage the collection at this recognised 'place of deposit'.

Develop the use of the Archives in the hospital, academically and to local interest groups.

Raise the profile of the archive both within the hospital and in the local community.

Ensure its growth and development for the future.


If you would like more information about the Archives and its contents, please contact the Archivist.

The archivist works part-time, so if a delay with replying to your request occurs, please accept our apologies, and your enquiry will be answered on his return.

Mark Wilson
Hospital Archivist

Box: 268
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Hills Road

Tel: 01223 586737

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