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Papworth Hospital invites public to new site

A topping out ceremony took place at the site in October 2016 Credit: ITV News Anglia

The New Papworth Hospital building site in Cambridge will open to the public today as part of a push to get more young people to pursue a career in construction.

The £165m project, on the Addenbrookes site, will open in 2018. When it's complete, the new site will have 310 beds and seven state-of-the-art operating theatres.

People will be shown around the site as part of Open Doors 2017 - a project run by the construction industry training board.

We encourage young people of all backgrounds to get down to an Open Doors site and take the first step on the road to a successful career in construction.

According to our latest research, about 180,000 new jobs will be up for grabs in construction over the next five years, due to projects like this in the pipeline.

– Janette Welton-Pai, CITB Partnerships Manager

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Papworth is world leader in new heart transplant technique

Surgeons at Papworth. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire is now a world leader in a new heart transplant technique.

It's carried out 10 successful operations using a donor heart that is not beating.

This technique has increased heart transplantation by 50 percent at Papworth since it launched in the spring. It could increase transplantation across the UK by 30%.

Teenager jailed for stabbing man outside Peterborough pub

Hayden Snart was jailed for five years and 11 months Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A teenager who stabbed a man outside a Peterborough pub has been jailed for almost six years.

Hayden Snart, 19, attacked the victim, aged 31, with a knife to the chest following a verbal altercation outside the Fayre Spot pub in Bretton, Peterborough on Sunday 28 February.

The victim suffered serious injuries and was taken to Papworth Hospital to undergo surgery.

Hayden, who has no fixed address, had previously pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He was sentenced for five years and 11 months at Peterborough Crown Court on Tuesday 15 September.

He was sentenced to one year for actual bodily harm, two years and eight months for robbery and two years and three months for grievous bodily harm with intent.

He was also sentenced to three months for possession of a class A drug and one year for possession of an offensive weapon which he will serve at the same time as the other charges.

"This was a very serious attack which thankfully didn't have fatal consequences. This sentence should send out a message to those who are willing to use and carry a knife."

– DC Kevin Poole, Cambridgeshire Police

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.

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