Cambridge Children's Hospital
Conversations that make a difference
Between April and September this year we ran a series of design workshops with children, young people, parents and carers. Their ideas, based on their lived experience of being in hospital or using mental health services, helped shape the early-stage designs that were submitted for our planning application in September.
Cambridge Children’s Hospital seeks planning permission for early designs
Cambridge Children’s Hospital took another step forward last week by submitting a planning application to Cambridge City Council for the Hospital’s early designs.
"Having multiple complex disabilities has made life harder for me than the average person, but I just do things differently."
Earlier this year we launched Cambridge Children's Press Pack, a chance for young people to share their stories - and help us tell ours! Here, Sarah, 17, writes about her experiences of being in and out of hospital since she was born. Earlier this year, she lost her sight. This article includes an excellent video interview with Sarah done by her fellow Press Packer, Alisha.
Ehlana and Angela
A 'whole child' approach where there is no differentiation between mental and physical healthcare is at the core of Cambridge Children's vision. Ehlana was admitted as an inpatient after struggling with her mental health for some time. She and her mum, Angela, believe an integrated approach to care, with everything under one roof, will make a huge difference. Thank you Ehlana and Angela for sharing your stories.
Children with cancer treated at Addenbrooke's shown to benefit from Whole Genome Sequencing
Pilot study of children treated at Addenbrooke's has shown that whole genome sequencing can give a more accurate diagnosis or reveal new treatment options
Jonnie Peacock gives champion support to new children's ambulance service
Paralympian Jonnie Peacock is supporting a specialist ambulance service for babies and children, as it launches 24/7 in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.