Sir Keir Starmer met staff and patients and heard about innovative work to test new drugs during a visit to Addenbrooke’s Hospital today (Thursday 6 Feb).
The Labour leadership candidate was invited to visit the Trust by Cambridge Labour MP Daniel Zeichner.
The visit focused on the hospital’s ambition for future healthcare, through the rebuilding of “Addenbrooke’s 3” - a state-of-the-art hospital, under-pinned by Cambridge’s world-leading research, integrating health and care services across the region.
Its focus will be on early detection and precision treatment using high tech innovation, delivered through close working relationships with life science research and industry partners on the Campus and more widely across the Cambridge Cluster.
Sir Keir met Trust CEO Roland Sinker and others from the executive team, and heard from Caroline Saunders, Director of operations at the NIHR Cambridge Clinical Research Facility.
He met with patients who are taking part in drug trials, some of whom are taking part in new research after all existing licenced treatments have failed.