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Cambridge Children's Press Pack: One year on

Last summer, we held the very first editorial meeting for our brand new Cambridge Children's Press Pack. These enthusiastic young people, recruited from the Children's Network, were keen to develop their media skills, grow in confidence, and raise awareness of the hospital project. As we move towards recruiting a new cohort of Press Packers, Hannah from Peterborough looks back on an amazing year.

1 Aug 2022, 10:52 a.m.
Crown smiling for camera. with cornbraids in her hair and wearing a brown jacket

Crown's story

The link between mental health and physical health is at the core of the Cambridge Children's Hospital vision. Having a physical condition can have a big impact on how you feel psychologically, and vice versa. As a child, Crown from Luton was diagnosed with a rare disorder, which put a huge strain on her young shoulders. She says having someone ask about her mental health would have given her the chance to open up.

27 Jul 2022, 1:12 p.m.
Rachel Gilbert

Rachel's story: Genomics helped me understand my cancer

Rachel Gilbert was diagnosed with gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) aged 15 and says whole genome sequencing has provided vital answers for her and her family.

14 Jul 2022, 4:15 p.m.
Close up of the drawing in the sketchbook

Experts by Experience

Co-production is a bit of a buzz word, not least in the healthcare sector. In short, it's where service providers and service users work together, as a team, towards a greater goal. When it works well every voice around the table is heard, respected, and valued, as one of our Co-production Champions, Kate, explains.

13 Jul 2022, midnight
The Duchess of Cambridge and Alisha, member of the CCH Press Pack

Teenagers tell Duke and Duchess about Cambridge Children’s Hospital

Young people involved in planning the new Cambridge Children’s Hospital (CCH) were delighted to meet The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge last week.

27 Jun 2022, 2:53 p.m.
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Cambridge Children's Design Workshops March-May 2022

Between March and May 2022, we held a series of Design Workshops with children, young people, parents and carers from Cambridge Children's Network.

16 Jun 2022, 5:38 p.m.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at CUH

New genomic testing provides vital diagnosis for severely ill babies

Cambridge research suggests more than a third of severely sick babies given rapid whole genome sequencing have received a vital genetic diagnosis.

23 May 2022, 2:06 p.m.
PIBD patient + father

Children with IBD to join vital research

Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) will be invited to join the NIHR BioResource in Cambridge, to help vital research into Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

28 Apr 2022, 4 p.m.
Aubrey with her dad and Professor Matt Murray

100 children mark genetic testing milestone

More than 100 children with cancer from across the East of England have had their tumours tested by whole genome sequencing at Addenbrookes, to help improve their diagnosis and treatment.

22 Apr 2022, 9 a.m.
A selection of artworks created by children, parents, carers and staff

CCH Creates! Cambridge Children's Hospital art workshops

The Cambridge Children’s Hospital project team took over Cambridge Junction for a day for a series of interactive art workshops.

13 Apr 2022, 3:55 p.m.
Eliska and her mother

Eliska is first to join rare disease trial

An Addenbrooke's team is leading a new, national trial to look at the best treatment for vasculitis - and has recruited its first patient, 10 year old Eliska.

6 Apr 2022, 4 p.m.
PaNDR team, shot 800 x 533

Increase in ambulances for critically unwell children

A specialist ambulance service for critically unwell children, run by Cambridge University Hospitals, has been extended into Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire from today.

1 Apr 2022, 9:02 a.m.
Macie, age 13, alongside cancer trial doctor, Patrick Tarpey

A Press Pack interview: Macie interviews Dr Patrick Tarpey about cancer trial

Thirteen-year-old Macie's little brother, Oliver, has a rare cancer. He is on a drug trial that is helping to keep him well. Because of this Macie is interested to know more about advances in cancer treatment.

31 Mar 2022, 9:04 p.m.
Cambridge Children's Exterior

Planning Permission Granted for Cambridge Children’s Hospital

A children's hospital for the region takes another step forward as planning permission is granted for its early designs and floor plans.

16 Mar 2022, 4 p.m.
Baby hand

New hope for treatment of infant cancer

Cambridge researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding a type of leukaemia in infants, which has baffled doctors for decades and limited improvements in treatment.

14 Mar 2022, 12:19 p.m.

Webinar: Cambridge Children's Hospital's pioneering approach to mental health and school

In support of Children's Mental Health Week, Professor Tamsin Ford, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, and Dr Isobel Heyman, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Paediatric Psychological Medicine Service, discuss the pioneering approach to mental health and school at Cambridge Children’s Hospital.

1 Mar 2022, 1:16 p.m.
A girl in a wheelchair-pushchair with her mum and little sister, in a field of maize

Lily's story

At the heart of the new Cambridge Children's hospital, a Global Genome Institute will work to improve diagnosis and treatment for even the rarest conditions. Many children and young people with rare diseases have joined Cambridge Children's Network to get involved in how the new hospital will look, feel and care. One of them is Lily. For Rare Disease Day 2022, Lily and her mum Michelle explain what it's like to be a 'rare' family.

28 Feb 2022, 1:18 p.m.
Building blocks

Using AI to improve the lives of children with mental health problems

A game-changing application of artificial intelligence (AI) is set to help doctors make earlier diagnoses of mental health problems in children and potentially change the course of their lives.

10 Feb 2022, 4:44 p.m.
Ocean pictured with Dr Emile Hendriks pictured with an insulin pump device

The journey towards preventing type 1 diabetes

Ocean is one of many diabetic patients taking part in ground breaking research and care at Addenbrooke's, to help find ways of preventing the condition.

8 Feb 2022, 9:55 a.m.
A pretty box drawing that opens up to reveal lots of ideas inside

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.

3 Feb 2022, 1:16 p.m.