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Plans for the new Cambridge Children’s Hospital, the first dedicated institution if its kind in the region, have been submitted to the City Council.
Built on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, the hospital will care for children and young people from Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire - but also nationally and internationally.
Early designs and floor plans had already been shared with the Council’s planning committee in August and also include details of possible future development for the hospital beyond 2025.
The project got a celebrity boost earlier in the year when Stephen Fry backed the plans and narrated a fundraising video.
The hospital would embed genomic and psychological research alongside clinical expertise in physical and mental child health with the idea to take care of the whole child, not just their illness.
The construction team behind the hospital said submitting the plans was a huge moment for the realising the vision for the project.
Watch Consultant pediatrician Nancy Bostock explain why the new hospital will make such a difference.
Work is still ongoing to develop the Outline Business Case, which has to be approved by the Treasury, and on the fundraising campaign.
Watch an interview with Rob Heuschkel Clinical Director, Cambridge Children's Hospital