Our opportunity

Using £100 million of public money committed in 2018 by Health Secretary Matt Hancock, matched with £100 million in philanthropy, we will build a new specialist children’s hospital on land adjacent to Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

A unique melting-pot combining ground-breaking research with mental and physical health expertise, Cambridge Children’s will focus on prevention and early detection of childhood diseases, supported by world-leading genomics, brain imaging and clinical research facilities.

The specialist hospital will deliver state-of-the-art care, and work in close partnership with local acute providers, community services, GPs and social care to ensure children are treated at home or in their communities wherever possible.


We will make care pathways seamless by working hand-in-hand with young people and families, using the latest medical technology to improve remote monitoring and communications.

We will engage actively with children, young people and their families to co-design a unique building with an emphasis on useability, play and maintaining a normal childhood.

Developing a psychologically literate workforce, with staff who can assess both the psychological and physical needs of their patients, is a key ambition of Cambridge Children’s. The integration of physical and mental health care will lead to better outcomes and transform how children, young people and their families experience care.

Cathy Walsh, Consultant liaison psychiatrist, CPFT Deputy Medical Director, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Hospital for zero-carbon future

Cambridge Children’s also aims to be an exemplar in carbon reduction as part of its role in providing a safer and more sustainable future for all.