The Cambridge Biomedical Campus hosts the largest and only comprehensive adult solid organ transplant programme in the UK. All routinely performed organ transplants are carried out at either the Royal Papworth Hospital (heart and lung transplants) or Addenbrooke’s Hospital (kidney, pancreas, liver, intestine and multi-organ transplants). The Addenbrooke’s team also provide a vascular access service for patients requiring dialysis, and is one of 2 national encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) services.
Addenbrooke's transplant unit
The inpatient unit is based on wards F5 (6 bedded transplant high dependency unit) and G5 (28 bedded ward). There are close links with the John Farman intensive care unit, main operating theatres, renal unit (ward C5), liver unit (ward G4) and intestinal failure unit.
Outpatient facilities are based in clinic 12 at Addenbrooke’s, with assessment and follow-up clinics at many hospitals throughout the East of England and beyond.
Referrals for transplant assessment are made by kidney, liver, diabetes and intestinal failure specialists at Addenbrooke’s and from hospitals throughout the East of England and beyond. Each organ transplant service is happy to receive referrals for second opinions or management of complex (especially multi-organ) transplant patients from any UK unit. GPs cannot refer directly to the service, although we are happy to discuss any patient queries.