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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.
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Essex family donates £10 million to new Cambridge Children’s Hospital

The Julius Jones Trust – a UK charity dedicated to raising vital funds to support NHS services – have presented Dame Mary Archer, Co-Chair of the Cambridge Children’s Hospital Fundraising Campaign, with a donation of £10m.

31 Oct 2023, 1:07 p.m.
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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.
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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.
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Cambridge researchers launch national DNA research programme

Cambridge researchers launch the world’s first national childhood DNA health research programme, to help transform healthcare for children and young people.

25 Jul 2023, 9 a.m.
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Our NHS staff provide valuable insights for signature artist

Our Signature Artist, Amalia Pica, is in the early stages of developing an artistic 'language' for Cambridge Children's Hospital. Having conversations with children, young people, families, and NHS staff, is a vital part of her work.

30 Jun 2023, 2:14 p.m.
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Prime Minister visits Addenbrooke's Hospital

Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, visited Addenbrooke's Hospital and met some of our staff today as part of the launch of the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan.

30 Jun 2023, 11 a.m.
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BBC celebrates NHS's 75th Birthday

In case you missed it, BBC2 Newsnight and Radio 5 Live broadcast live from Addenbrooke's Hospital last night to mark the NHS's 75th Birthday, featuring children and young people singing for Cambridge Children's Hospital.

28 Jun 2023, noon
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Connecting with communities: Our approach to regional engagement

A huge part of our work to build the first specialist children's hospital for the East of England is listening and learning from the people who know best.

23 Jun 2023, 10:39 p.m.
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From hospital to home: Supporting children and young people with Acquired Brain Injury

Our vision for Cambridge Children’s Hospital is to be ‘a hospital without walls’. This means, where appropriate, a child or young person will be cared for in their own community, close to friends, family and school.

15 Jun 2023, 7:43 a.m.
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Leading artist powers creativity at new children’s hospital

An international artist is helping to shape how the region’s first children’s hospital will look and feel – creating a welcoming and joyful environment that builds trust and inspires hope in young patients and their families.

30 May 2023, 12:06 p.m.
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Cambridge Children's nurses attend Florence Nightingale service

Our project's lead nurses attended a special celebration service to commemorate the life of Florence Nightingale at St Paul's Cathedral, London on Tuesday 16 May.

19 May 2023, 2:48 p.m.