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Papworth surgeons perform Europe's first non-beating heart transplant

Papworth Hospital. Credit: PA

Surgeons at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire have successfully transplanted a heart that had stopped beating into another patient, meaning hundreds more lives could be saved.

The procedure, developed at Papworth, involves restoring function to a non-beating heart allowing it to be safely transplanted. It will significantly increase the number of donor hearts available for people on the transplant waiting list.

60-year-old Huseyin Ulucan from London was the recipient. He had a heart attack in 2008.

Building work to begin soon on new Papworth Hospital

An architect's impression of how the new Papworth Hospital will look. Credit: Papworth Hospital.

Building work will soon begin on the new Papworth Hospital in Cambridge.

Bosses at the pioneering heart and lung specialist hospital said funding was now in place for its new £165m site at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

It is set to welcome its first patients in 2018.

"We are delighted to have reached financial close and be able to announce that work can now begin on the new hospital which will be located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

"Work surrounding this important project can now be brought to life on an internationally renowned biomedical and research campus.

"This move will allow Papworth to revolutionise cardiothoracic care and treatment in the UK whilst allowing the hospital to offer the best possible care and treatment to our patients and future generations."

– Prof John Wallwork, Papworth Hospital chairman.
An architect's impression of how the new Papworth Hospital will look. Credit: Papworth Hospital.

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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

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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Papworth Hospital has a new chairman

Professor John Wallwork.

Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire has a new chairman. Professor John Wallwork has been at the forefront of transplant surgery and research at the trust for the past 30 years.

He performed the world's first-ever heart-lung and liver transplant. He say he's looking forward to overseeing the hospital's move into its new Cambridge site in 2017.

Landmark reached for pioneering operation

A pioneering heart-lung surgery which has saved hundreds of lives has reached a landmark.

The complex procedure to remove lung clots and involves chilling the body and draining it of blood.

There are only five centres in the world that can carry out the procedure. One of them is Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire - where 1000 patients have now benefitted from the surgery.

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