Children's Hospital

Plans for a pioneering new children’s hospital for the east of England, partly funded by £100m from the Department of Health, are progressing well.

The new hospital will be the first in the world to integrate mental and physical health, as well as ground-breaking technologies in genome sequencing.

A partnership between Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, it will be built on land adjacent to Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals, and will provide highest quality personalised care to meet the needs of the region’s youngest patients.  The East of England is currently the only region in the country without a children’s hospital.

Research is shining a spotlight on the fundamental connection between the mind and body. We will be the first hospital in the world to fully integrate mental and physical health provision so that young people and their families experience seamless care according to their individual needs.

World-leading precision paediatrics, with rapid access to individual genetic profiles, will also enable doctors to provide tailor-made medical interventions alongside psychologically informed care in purpose-built settings.

Delivering the right care for young people, in the right place at the right time, will vastly improve outcomes over their whole lifetime. Together we will build a new model of paediatric care in the East of England that will set the standard nationally and internationally.

Case studies

Whole genome sequencing leads to better care for Millie-Mae
A couple whose daughter has severe epilepsy say taking part in a ground-breaking hospital trial to map her full genome has transformed her quality of life.

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