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Our new hospital will house a state-of-the-art laboratory and ground-breaking research space, solely dedicated to improving the health of children and young people.

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Cambridge is one of the foremost medical research epicentres of Europe, and its researchers are leading advances in global healthcare.

And Cambridge Children’s is uniquely positioned at the centre of this nexus of biomedical and pharmaceutical companies.

We’ll capitalise on this, moving swiftly to turn scientific breakthroughs into effective treatments. Together, we will deliver longer, healthier, happier lives for everyone.

An aerial view of Cambridge Biomedical Campus showing the location of Cambridge Children's Hospital
Cambridge Children's will sit at the heart of Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Cambridge Children’s will sit at the heart of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus – Europe’s leading life science hub. Combining world-class biomedical research, outstanding patient care, and clinical education, the Campus provides an exceptional environment that can revolutionise our approach to children’s health.

We’ll also will work alongside local partners from associated institutions such as the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, and one of the world’s premier centres of genomic discovery, the Wellcome Sanger Institute.

A marble statue of Sir Isaac Newton, natural philosopher, mathematician, and scientist King's College, University of Cambridge
A marble statue of Sir Isaac Newton, natural philosopher, mathematician, and scientist
A marble statue of Sir Isaac Newton, natural philosopher, mathematician, and scientist in Trinity College, Cambridge
King's College, University of Cambridge
King's College, Cambridge

We are also proud to work in partnership with the University of Cambridge. No institution has won more than its 107 Nobel prizes. No one’s discoveries, from evolution to gravity, DNA and dark matter, have had such an effect on all our lives.

From Wordsworth to Wittgenstein, Cambridge writers and thinkers have transformed our understanding of ourselves. The world’s investment in Cambridge has had a huge return – and this must continue. Because we are uniquely placed both to identify what the world needs – and to deliver it.

This close collaboration and hub of expertise will enable us to so we can translate scientific discoveries into medical practice within days, not years.

By learning from our patients and deploying the very best science, we will transform how we understand, diagnose, and manage the health of children and young people.

Findings which we’ll share with our international network of colleagues, and which can set the standard in clinical training and education globally.

By helping us improve how we treat those young people unfortunate enough to be affected by serious childhood diseases, the new hospital has the potential to transform provision of healthcare for families in the East of England.

Prof Stephen Toope, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge

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