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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.


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.


NHS: Friends and family test results

It has been described as a "TripAdvisor" for the NHS where patients have been able to rate their care for the very first time.

Patients at every hospital in England were asked whether they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated there.

Papworth Hospital in Cambridge achieved some of the highest satisfaction scores in the country while Basildon Hospital in Essex had some of the lowest.

In a statement Basildon and Thurrock NHS Trust, says they are introducing new ways to ensure they are listening to and understanding patient feedback, including the introduction of patient listening events.

The Friends and Family Test is a single question survey which asks patients whether they would recommend the NHS service they have received to friends and family who need similar treatment or care.

If you want to find out how your hospital was rated click here.

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