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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.
Cambridge Children's

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.
Girl helps give her little brother his medicine

"I think our family’s journey may have been smoother if we’d had mental health support right from the start."

Cambridge Children's Hospital will support the child who is poorly, but also the whole family. That's because being in hospital affects everyone. Thirteen-year-old Macie is a member of Cambridge Children's Press Pack. Her brother Oliver has spent most of his life in and out of hospital. This is Macie's story. It includes a video that she and nine-year-old Oliver made about his 'Beads of Courage'.

11 Jan 2022, 1:20 p.m.
Scientist looking through a lens

Cash boost awarded to ground-breaking study aimed at finding new treatments for rare cancer in young people

11 Jan 2022, 1:15 p.m.
David Rowitch

Cambridge Children’s Hospital webinar with Professor David Rowitch

As part of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus on Virtual Tour series (CBCoVT), watch Professor David Rowitch discussing Cambridge Children's Hospital and what we can expect from this new centre of excellence.

4 Jan 2022, 5:08 p.m.
A child playing with building blocks

Artificial pancreas helps babies with type 1 diabetes

Babies with type 1 diabetes can be successfully treated using an ‘artificial pancreas’, preventing dangerous consequences of very high or very low glucose levels in their blood.

22 Dec 2021, 3:59 p.m.