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Miss Irum Amin in surgery

TV spotlight falls on life-changing operations

Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge is world-renowned for undertaking transplants – and at 9pm on BBC Two on Wednesday (1 Feb) viewers will see one of the more remarkable ones.

27 Jan 2023, 6:02 p.m.
Papworth/CUH ward

New ward opens in partnership with Royal Papworth

As part of a pioneering partnership, Addenbrooke's patients who are medically fit are being looked after in a temporary ward at Royal Papworth Hospital, ahead of being discharged.

27 Jan 2023, 10 a.m.
Front of Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital

Planning permission submitted for East of England cancer hospital

A full planning application to build a new specialist cancer research hospital for the region on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus has been submitted to Cambridge City Council.

26 Jan 2023, 11 a.m.
Clara, December 2022

New genetic testing clinic for children with hearing loss

A new clinic at Addenbrooke's is using genetic testing to help improve the treatment and care of children with hearing loss.

25 Jan 2023, 9:01 a.m.
Addenbrooke's Hospital volunteers

Mission to double hospital volunteers

Addenbrooke’s has launched a major recruitment drive to double volunteers working at the hospital to 400, after numbers dropped over the pandemic.

24 Jan 2023, 3:24 p.m.
Cambridge Movement Surgical Hub

Construction and recruitment on track for new theatres

Three new operating theatres are on target to open this summer at Addenbrooke's Hospital to help cut waiting lists for routine orthopaedic operations – such as knee and hip replacements - and create a new surgical centre of excellence.

24 Jan 2023, 9 a.m.
A scientist using test tube/ pipettes

Major funding for Cambridge to find cancer treatments

Around £3 million has been awarded to Cambridge doctors and scientists to boost research in to new cancer treatments, including vital trials involving Addenbrooke's patients.

23 Jan 2023, 11:28 a.m.
Stroke image

Vital stroke service opens six days a week

Addenbrooke's has expanded its stroke service to provide a potentially life-changing procedure - a mechanical thrombectomy - to patients from across the East of England, six days a week.

20 Jan 2023, noon
Alexis Joannides in theatre

Surgeons’ operations are race against time

Addenbrooke’s Hospital performs 20,000 planned operations a year – and at 9pm on Wednesday (25 Jan) BBC Two viewers will have the opportunity to see two of the most technically demanding.

20 Jan 2023, 10 a.m.

Neurosurgeon wins prestigious Hunterian Professorship award

Congratulations to Angelos Kolias, a consultant neurosurgeon from Addenbrooke’s, who has won a prestigious award for his cutting-edge research into traumatic brain injury.

13 Jan 2023, noon
Baby Aurelia Hunt  600 x 399

Life-saving tech to treat babies closer to home

In a UK first, Cambridge University Hospitals has developed life-saving virtual technology that effectively “parachutes” its consultants into other hospitals, helping fellow medics across the region care for seriously ill babies.

12 Jan 2023, 1:25 p.m.
Surgeons hands in theatre - promotional image

Surgery series shines spotlight on Addenbrooke’s

A BBC TV series that gives a unique insight into the world-class surgery undertaken at Addenbrooke’s Hospital launches next week.

11 Jan 2023, 4 p.m.
Artificial pancreas

Artificial pancreas trial success for type 2 diabetes

More than twenty Addenbrooke's patients have helped Cambridge scientists successfully trial an artificial pancreas for people living with type 2 diabetes.

11 Jan 2023, 3 p.m.
Dr Sam Behjati

Genomic testing reveals new non-cancerous tumour gene mutation

By genome sequencing a young child’s tumour, doctors at Addenbrooke's have discovered a new gene mutation which is benign and doesn't requiring cancer treatment.

11 Jan 2023, 11 a.m.
The front of Cambridge Children's Hospital

Plans for children’s hospital progress for 2023

Plans for the East of England’s first specialist children’s hospital have reached another milestone, as the second stage of its business case - the Outline Business Case (OBC) - is submitted for the project.

9 Jan 2023, 11:23 a.m.
Beth Blane

New Year MBE for services to Covid research

Congratulations to Beth Blane, awarded an MBE for services to pathogen genome sequencing and her role in helping to track Covid variants during the pandemic.

4 Jan 2023, 5 p.m.
Professor Krishna Chatterjee

New Year honour for pioneering research

Congratulations to Professor Krishna Chatterjee, a consultant endocrinologist at Addenbrooke's - awarded a CBE in the King's New Year Honours for his groundbreaking work on endocrine disorders.

3 Jan 2023, 2 p.m.
Kim Jones

First UK proton beam therapy trial for breast cancer

A UK trial is underway to test the benefits of proton beam therapy for certain patients with breast cancer, led by Professor Charlotte Coles, an oncology consultant at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

3 Jan 2023, 11 a.m.
Dr Isobel Heyman

New Year MBE for services to child mental health

Congratulations to Dr Isobel Heyman, a psychiatrist and leading consultant on the Cambridge Children’s Hospital project - awarded an MBE for her outstanding contribution to child and adolescent mental health services.

31 Dec 2022, midnight
Brainbow Christmas Party 2022

Christmas wonderland for children’s cancer service

Brainbow, the Addenbrooke’s-based rehabilitation service for children and young people with brain tumours, teamed up with Lapland UK to give families a winter wonderland Christmas party.

29 Dec 2022, 2 p.m.