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Children put questions to their TV hero, Dr Xand

When Dr Xand visited our project team recently, some younger members of Cambridge Children's Network jumped at the chance to talk to the CBBC superstar.

29 Mar 2024, 2:08 p.m.
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Digging Down: Archaeologists unearth history of Cambridge Children's Hospital site

The archaeological works are a vital part of the work to prepare the Cambridge Children's Hospital site for construction next year.

27 Mar 2024, 9 a.m.
Dr Xand and members of Cambridge Children's Hospital project team

TV star Doctor Xand visits Cambridge Children's Hospital site

TV's Dr Xand van Tulleken met the Cambridge Children's Hospital team, parents and young people to learn more about our work to build the East of England's first specialist children's hospital.

25 Mar 2024, 8:23 a.m.
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An integrated approach to care reduces the mental health challenges of children with epilepsy – study reveals

The importance of Cambridge Children’s Hospital’s vision of treating mental and physical healthcare together has been highlighted in a new study. The trial, which brought psychological treatment directly into epilepsy clinics, showed a reduction in mental health difficulties compared to standard care.

8 Mar 2024, 10:38 p.m.
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Tristan’s story: How research brings hope to rare disease families

Many parents and carers wait months, even years, for their child to be diagnosed. But questions often remain about what that rare disease means for them in the long term. Tristan and his mum, Celia, talk about their journey and why they believe bringing a research institute into Cambridge Children's Hospital will be a game changer for families.

28 Feb 2024, 11 a.m.
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Preparation work begins on Cambridge Children’s Hospital site

After many years in the pipeline, work to make Cambridge Children's Hospital a reality has reached a new milestone as the diggers move in to start preparing the site for construction next year.

6 Feb 2024, 10 a.m.
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Spotlight on Staff: Isobel Heyman

For our Spotlight on Staff series, sixteen-year-old Ethan quizzes our Integrated Care lead, Dr Isobel Heyman, about why integrated care - the treatment of mental and physical health, together - is long overdue. You can watch the video or read the transcription, below.

12 Jan 2024, 10 a.m.
Evie Evans

Physios perform Beyonce dance to celebrate teen’s inspirational recovery

The family of a teenager who spent almost 100 days in hospital share their delight, as their daughter’s remarkable recovery was celebrated with an iconic Beyonce dance by the physios who taught her to walk again.

19 Dec 2023, 7 a.m.
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Fundraising Campaign 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.

12 Dec 2023, 9 p.m.
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Spotlight on Staff: Sarah Asbury

For our Spotlight on Staff series, eighteen-year-old Olina puts some questions to one of our Coproduction Champions, Sarah. They talk about why the parent voice is so important, food in hospital, and why dogs often provide the best therapy. You can watch the video or read the transcription, below.

24 Nov 2023, 9:47 a.m.
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Cambridge Children’s Hospital will "improve treatment and outcomes" for children and young people with eating disorders

There has been a significant increase in the numbers of children and young people being diagnosed with eating disorders, according to a recent Government report. Cambridge Children's Hospital will treat mental health and physical health together, an approach that experts believe will make a real difference to those with this devastating condition.

21 Nov 2023, 10 a.m.
A teenage boy with a blue top on and dark curly short hair. An older man with grey hair and a blue checked shirt. Their images are on a pink background, with the world spotlight on staff, Shreyas puts questions to Project Director Malcolm McFrederick

Spotlight on Staff: Malcolm McFrederick

For our Spotlight on Staff series, fourteen-year-old Shreyas puts some questions to Cambridge Children's Hospital Project Director Malcolm McFrederick. They talk about the challenges faced on such a big project, food in hospital and the need for patience! You can watch the video or read the transcription, below.

27 Oct 2023, 9 a.m.
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Genetic research was “the best gift” for our son

A family from West Yorkshire, who say genetic research was “the best gift” for their son, are supporting Cambridge Children’s Hospital, the first specialist children's hospital to bring genomic research, physical health, and mental health together, under one roof.

18 Oct 2023, 1:58 p.m.
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New milestone for specialist children’s hospital in the East of England

Cambridge Children’s Hospital, which will be the first specialist children’s hospital for the East of England, has been given the green light to proceed to the final stage of its business case development.

12 Oct 2023, 12:30 p.m.
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Children tell us why play in hospital makes a difference

Themes of play and playfulness have been central to the architectural designs for Cambridge Children's Hospital. Play is a key part of our holistic approach to care, both to support wellbeing during treatment and distract from the hospital environment.

9 Oct 2023, 9:02 a.m.
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Spotlight on Staff: Dr Denise Williams

For our Spotlight on Staff series, fifteen-year-old Libby from Cambridge Children's Network puts some questions to Dr Denise Williams, a retired paediatric oncology doctor who is bringing her expertise to the Cambridge Children's Hospital project. You can watch the video or read the transcription, below.

3 Oct 2023, 9 a.m.
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Region gets first bone marrow transplant service for young

Addenbrooke’s Hospital has become the region’s first paediatric bone marrow transplant service, which will move into Cambridge Children’s Hospital when it opens, with dedicated beds and facilities on the oncology ward.

25 Sep 2023, 11:39 a.m.
Paediatric physiotherapist Becca Knowles with patient Erin Beales

Team effort makes children’s PE lessons a hospital first

Children undergoing cancer treatment are accessing tailored PE lessons - thought to be the first of their kind in the country - thanks to a pioneering initiative from a hospital school that will eventually move into Cambridge Children's Hospital.

25 Sep 2023, 9 a.m.
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Teenager returns to pitch after stroke

The family of a boy who suffered a stroke on the football pitch, say a hospital that treats mental and physical health together is "desperately needed". Austin, 13, from Thetford, has just returned to the pitch after three-and-a-half months.

19 Sep 2023, 2:03 p.m.
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Cambridge Children's Youth Forums have lift off!

We are committed to ensuring the voices of children and young people are at the heart of the Cambridge Children's Hospital project. The launch of our Youth Forum and Young Adult Forum is an important step in continuing this work.

4 Sep 2023, 7:19 p.m.