Papworth Hospital moving to Cambridge

Papworth Hospital is to move to Cambridge to be on the same site as Addenbrooke's Hospital. The move will cost £165 million and will create a world leading healthcare and science hub.

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New Papworth Hospital will be built on greenfield site

It's known for its pioneering heart and lung surgery and now the government has confirmed that Papworth Hospital will be moving to its new site at Addenbrooke's in Cambridge.

It's hoped that by bringing the two hospitals together it will create a world leading healthcare and science hub.

The new Papworth will be built on a greenfield site next to Addenbrooke's while the money to pay for it will come from a private finance initiative.

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Artist impressions of the new Papworth site

Papworth Hospital is set for a £165 million move to Cambridge to be on the same site as Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Here are a selection of artist impressions of the new site:

Artist impression of plans. Credit: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Artist impression of plans. Credit: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Artist impression of plans. Credit: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Drawing of the new site. Credit: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Papworth Hospital moving to Cambridge

Papworth Hospital is set for a £165 million move to Cambridge to be on the same site as Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Papworth Hospital Credit: PA Wire

The announcement’s been made this morning by Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander.

He says the move will create a world leading healthcare and science hub in Cambridge.

Danny Alexander Credit: PA Wire

Papworth hospital was home to the first successful heart and lung transplant, it opened in 1917 as a sanatorium and hospital for the treatment of tuberculosis.

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