Pioneering cataract test for babies has worldwide potential
Researchers are calling on new parents to back a national study to help prevent the most common cause of preventable childhood blindness, congenital cataracts.
You Made a Difference - January 2024
A senior radiographer who uses his excellent technical knowledge to improve his department and an 18 week pathway tracker who went over and above to assist with CUH’s Diwali celebrations are our winners of the January You Made a Difference awards.
Drug trial brings hope to Parkinson’s patients
Cambridge researchers and Addenbrooke’s Hospital patients are joining forces to trial a new drug aimed at treating Parkinson’s disease.
Industrial action February 2024
The British Medical Association (BMA) has confirmed further industrial action during February 2024.
Trust backs study to fight asbestos-related cancer
An Addenbrooke’s consultant clinical oncologist is part of an international team led by Queen Mary University of London to make a significant breakthrough in the treatment of a rare and hard-to-treat cancer.
Launch date set for brain and spine injury tech research centre
An innovative brain and spinal injury health technology research centre is to open at Addenbrooke’s in April after winning £3m funding, it was announced this week.
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Industrial action January 2024
The British Medical Association (BMA) has confirmed further industrial action during January 2024.
High winds suspends drive-through blood tests
Our drive-through blood testing service at Cambridge’s Newmarket Road park and ride is closed today (28 December 2023).
Loveable Labradoodle helps critically ill Evie in NHS first
A young Addenbrooke’s patient who came close to death after a serious infection is home and looking forward to Christmas – following help from a lovable Labradoodle called Poppy.
Evie's road to recovery - the background
Evie Evans was in respiratory failure when she was transferred to Cambridge University Hospital’s paediatric intensive care from her local hospital in July. She was sedated and put on a ventilator to take over her breathing.
Generous bikers deliver festive surprise!
A roaring success! That was the verdict of Addenbrooke’s Accident and Emergency department staff after a group of big-hearted motorcyclists arrived with dozens of gifts for children on Sunday (17 December).
Industrial action December 2023
The British Medical Association (BMA) has confirmed further industrial action during December 2023.
Harnessing green power to run new Surgical Hub
Green energy is helping to power Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) new specialist Surgical Hub, with an innovative approach that will help cut carbon emissions.
Fundraising Campaign for Children's Hospital passes halfway mark, raising more than half of £100m target
The Fundraising Campaign to build a ground-breaking 35,000sqm children’s hospital in Cambridge has passed the halfway mark of its £100m target, reaching over £56m in pledges and gifts secured.
Statement from Roland Sinker, Chief Executive, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Haematology team win top award for care
Addenbrooke’s Hospital has scooped a national award for its commitment to patients living with incurable blood cancer.
You Made a Difference team award - September 2023
The September You Made a Difference team award goes to a team who make patients and families feel like their priority – the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
You Made a Difference - September 2023
A highly valued and conscientious paediatric consultant and a medical secretary who continuously improves the experience for patients are our winners of the September You Made a Difference awards.
Addenbrooke’s faces into winter challenges
Teams at Cambridge University Hospitals are stepping up measures to ensure patients get the treatment they need as quickly as possible this winter.
Newborn babies at risk from bacteria commonly carried by mothers
One in 200 newborns is admitted to a neonatal unit with sepsis caused by a bacteria commonly carried by their mothers – much greater than the previous estimate, say researchers based at The Rosie Hospital and the University of Cambridge.
Sound installation tells of highs and lows of life in NHS
Visitors to Addenbrooke’s Treatment Centre (ATC) will be able to listen to a unique sound installation from Monday 4 to 8 December that gives a compelling insight into life behind hospital doors.
You Made a Difference - August 2023
A healthcare assistant who is an advocate for patients and a fast thinking junior sister whose actions made a huge difference were the winners of our You Made a Difference awards in August.
Expert calls for tailored treatments for patients lacking vital vitamin
Patients with vitamin B12 deficiency can remain symptom-free by following a tailored treatment plan, according to new guidelines published this week by the prestigious British Medical Journal.
Joanne McPeake joins THIS Institute as Professor of Nursing
Professor Joanne McPeake has joined the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge, based at THIS Institute
World Pancreatic Cancer Day: Addenbrooke’s patient opens up about healing power of nature
An Addenbrooke’s cancer patient says the healing power of nature, and going for daily walks around the Colleges of the University of Cambridge are helping him live with stage four pancreatic cancer.
New study aims to help people with cystic fibrosis-related diabetes
Elly from Cambridge is the first person in the UK to sign up for a study aiming to make it easier for people with cystic fibrosis-related diabetes to manage their condition.