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Statement of Purpose: Introduction

Introduction - Our hospitals and services

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) provides accessible, highquality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population. The Trust is recognised as a centre of excellence and innovation with many of the hospital specialists being leaders in their field.

CUH also provides satellite and outreach services at other locations to meet the needs of patients, e.g. in other hospitals, GP practices, and in patients’ homes. On occasion we outsource treatment to the independent sector although we retain notes about our patients and ensure robust handovers of care. Models of care at CUH have been continually developed during the covid pandemic or recovery phases, and virtual wards will also feature in our care delivery strategy going forward, including opportunities to monitor or treat patients in their own homes (e.g home telemetry service).

Our commitment to our patients and our community is as an open, accountable and responsive organisation that fosters patient and public involvement. The Trust achieved NHS Foundation Trust status in July 2004 and as such has a Council of Governors and a membership of approximately 20,000. This comprises of patients, staff and members of the public who are actively involved with the Trust, ensuring that our services reflect the needs of those using them.

Our headquarters is Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals in Cambridge. Addenbrooke’s Hospital provides emergency, surgical and medical care for local people and is the Major Trauma Centre (MTC) for the East of England. It is also a regional centre of excellence for specialist services such as transplantation, cancer, neurosciences, paediatrics and genetics. Based on the same site as Addenbrooke’s, the Rosie Hospital is a women's hospital and the regional centre of excellence for maternity care.