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"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.

25 Nov 2021, 2 p.m.
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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.

15 Nov 2021, 4:04 p.m.

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

8 Nov 2021, 9:29 a.m.
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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.

18 Oct 2021, 5:24 p.m.
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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.

11 Oct 2021, 9:08 a.m.
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Integrating physical and mental healthcare in a paediatric setting

A holistic approach to care will be at the heart of Cambridge Children’s ethos. To do this, it’s important that staff are dual trained in mental and physical health conditions, so they have the skills and knowledge to support and look after every single child and young person who enters the hospital – a whole child approach. This is why the first ChARMS seminar of the academic year was bang on message!

6 Oct 2021, 2:46 p.m.

Cambridge Children's: Update on scope and designs

30 Sep 2021, 3:48 p.m.
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Increased children’s ambulance service keeps youngsters closer to home in east of England

Ambulances kitted with life-support machines and staffed by highly-qualified medics will transfer sick children and babies into intensive-care wards, in a new 24/7 service being provided by Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH).

15 Sep 2021, 3:36 p.m.
Patient Jess with her music therapist Clare Rosscornes. Jess is sitting up in bed with a keyboard on her lap.

Spotlight on music therapy to support children and young people in hospital

Music can be a positive and powerful force for healing. That's why music therapist Clare Rosscornes loves her job working with children and young people with physical and mental health challenges.

1 Sep 2021, 5:18 p.m.
Marley, age 7, with a model of his ideal hospital bedroom

Building our hospital with the people who know best

It’s no good building a children’s hospital without talking to the ones who will use it. This is why the lived experience of patients and carers is vital.

27 Aug 2021, 2:41 p.m.
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Early-stage designs presented for East of England’s first dedicated children’s hospital

The Cambridge Children’s Hospital project has reached another milestone today with early designs presented to Cambridge City Council’s planning committee.

18 Aug 2021, 3:39 p.m.
Cambridge Children's Press Pack meets the comms team

Cambridge Children’s Press Pack puts young creatives at the heart of our storytelling

Members of Cambridge Children's Press Pack meet the comms team for the first time.

14 Aug 2021, 2:42 p.m.
Jean-Christophe Novelli and wife Michelle

Multi-award winning chef Jean-Christophe Novelli lends support to plans for Cambridge Children’s Hospital

30 Jul 2021, 5:19 p.m.
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Can we teach schools how to improve care for students who self harm? A 'campfire' discussion.

Self‐harm among young people is a major public health concern. But new research shows that even though schools are well placed to identify and intervene with students who self‐harm, some staff still lack training and confidence.

30 Jul 2021, 5:18 p.m.

New video prescriptions for children with chronic illnesses

Doctors at Addenbrooke's are prescribing videos of children talking about their chronic illnesses, to improve the wellbeing of other young patients with the same condition.

28 Jul 2021, 3:41 p.m.
Alex White, project director, smiling broadly. He is wearing a blue a white stripy shirt, and has blue eyes and short grey hair

Moving towards true integration of mental and physical healthcare

An update from Alex White, Cambridge Children's Project Director

22 Jul 2021, 2:47 p.m.

“We need a new way to deal with healthcare challenges today, because it’s clear the old ways aren’t working”

In an article for the University of Cambridge’s Alumni magazine, Professor Tamsin Ford and Professor David Rowitch discuss how the new hospital and on-site research centre are set to transform the way we treat – and prevent – mental and physical illness.

21 Jul 2021, 3:47 p.m.
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Breakthrough could stop young cancer survivors getting cancer

A new study has used in depth genetic sequencing to explore why some children develop secondary leukaemia after being treated for cancer.

16 Jun 2021, 5:19 p.m.
Logo competition winner's ideas and notes

11-year-old beats 250 entrants to win design-a-logo competition!

It was the competition that sparked imaginations across the region - design a logo for Cambridge Children's Network to win an £800 gaming PC! Our judges had a tough time with so many brilliant designs to choose from. But we are now delighted to announce our winner.

14 May 2021, 3 p.m.
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Cambridge Conversations: Transforming children’s healthcare through genomics and mind-body research and treatment

The latest Cambridge Conversations webinar focuses on 'Transforming children’s healthcare through genomics and mind-body research and treatment'

12 May 2021, 2:09 p.m.