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Sir Roy Calne opening a display dedicated to transplant in the hospital museum area

Unit named in honour of transplant pioneer Sir Roy

Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge today (Thursday 10 June) named its specialist transplant unit after a former surgeon who became an international giant in the field.

10 Jun 2021, 10:24 a.m.

Cambridge GPs first to offer 'sponge on a string' cancer check

A new device to detect the early signs of cancer is being offered for the first time to GP patients in the UK.

9 Jun 2021, 2 p.m.
Haemochromatosis UK

Lifesaving blood treatment comes to Littleport

North Cambridgeshire patients with the blood disorder haemochromatosis can now access treatment closer to home.

9 Jun 2021, 9 a.m.
T2 Bethany Ricketts, ward manager

First of five new hospital wards opens to patients

A newly built 20-bed ward has opened at Addenbrooke’s, as part of a large-scale development to increase the hospital’s capacity.

7 Jun 2021, noon
St John Ambulance Volunteer Mel Godefroy with boxes of PPE

Hospital volunteers sign up for another year

St John Ambulance volunteers, who stepped in to help at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge during the pandemic, have signed up to give another year of support.

4 Jun 2021, 1:49 p.m.
Pheo Para Alliance logo The Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma Group

Rare tumour team wins world class status

A Cambridge team dedicated to treating patients with rare tumours has today (Wed 2 June) been named as an official centre of excellence – making it one of just a handful across the world.

2 Jun 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Researcher using computer in a research facility

Breakthrough could stop young cancer survivors getting cancer again

A new study has used in depth genetic sequencing to explore why some children develop secondary leukaemia after being treated for cancer.

28 May 2021, 4 p.m.
Joshua Tarrant Trust and Brainbow logo

Logo tribute helps Joshua’s memory live on

A nationally renowned rehabilitation service for children with brain tumours is to formally recognise a local charity which supports it – and help the memory of a much-loved teenager to live on.

26 May 2021, 1:10 p.m.
Yes I donate logo

Let's talk about organ donation

A year on from the law changing in England, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is urging people to talk to their families about organ donation.

24 May 2021, 9:15 a.m.
vaccine against Covid-19

World-first Covid vaccine booster study

Volunteers from the East of England will soon be able to receive a third ‘booster’ Covid-19 vaccine as part of a new clinical trial launching this week.

21 May 2021, 11 a.m.
Medicine for Members Cancer Hospital

Medicine for Members: Cambridge Cancer - Rewriting the story

Medicine for Members: Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital will rewrite the story of cancer

19 May 2021, 6:30 p.m.
Cambs Children's Network - winning logo

Winning logo for new Children's Hospital

Gemma who attends St Bede’s Inter-Church School in Cambridge wowed the judges with her clever logo design for Cambridge Children’s Network.

13 May 2021, 11:57 a.m.
Dr Chi Wong leukaemia breakthrough

Research clue to treating aggressive blood cancer

An Addenbrooke’s consultant is spearheading research into an aggressive form of blood cancer which could advance treatments for patients with the worst prognosis.

30 Apr 2021, 10 a.m.
Catherine Arnold OBE head and shoulders

New head of Cambridge global health partnership

A former British diplomat with extensive overseas experience has taken over as Chair of Cambridge Global Health Partnerships (CGHP), a charity involving NHS staff in improving health internationally.

29 Apr 2021, 10:04 a.m.
Stephen Harbottle in the lab

Cambridge IVF offers fertility support to more families

Our leading fertility clinic has expanded to offer services to more patients.

29 Apr 2021, 9:30 a.m.
ACT robot appeal

ACT launch Addenbrooke’s robot appeal

A £1.5 million appeal to buy a surgical robot for our hospitals has been launched by Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT). A new surgical robot will mean quicker, less invasive surgery and faster healing and recovery times for patients.

22 Apr 2021, 11:19 a.m.
The new PaNDR ambulance with the team behind the initiative

Regional ambulance service for young launched

A new ambulance service which will travel thousands of miles a year transporting the region’s sickest babies and children from hospital to the nearest specialist intensive care unit was launched today (Wednesday 7 April).

7 Apr 2021, 10:49 a.m.
Junior sister Emma Ayling demonstrates the Panoramic Mio-Mask

Clear covid mask set for panoramic success

The development of a unique clear facemask designed by the Clinical Engineering Innovation team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge has passed another major milestone – and will help in the fight against Covid-19.

31 Mar 2021, 11:28 a.m.
Charlotte Summers in Jubilee Gardens

National drug trial to prevent deaths after Covid patients leave hospital

A UK-wide study is being launched to reduce the number of people who die in the months following a stay in hospital with Covid-19.

25 Mar 2021, 12:01 a.m.
Professor Robert Thomas with a selection of  foods

Tea and broccoli help ease menopause

Two capsules a day of a whole food supplement containing fruit, spice, vegetables and the UK’s favourite drink could bring relief to women suffering from the menopause.

23 Mar 2021, 9:48 a.m.