Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust

Latest campaigns and appeals

Together we can make makes a real difference to patients’ lives, throughout Addenbrooke's and the Rosie hospitals.  Listed below are some of the special appeals we are currently running for which we would love your support.

 

Give for the Moment Appeal

Being seriously ill and in hospital can be frightening and traumatic for a child of any age. At Addenbrooke's and the Rosie, we do everything we can to minimise the distress this can cause for them and their family. But while our staff work tirelessly to ensure that quality of patient care remains world-class, services are under strain. 
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Transplant Appeal

The liver perfusion machine

We carry out over 100 liver transplants annually and that number is growing each year. However, 17% of people on the liver transplant waiting list either die before a donor is found or deteriorate to such an extent that they are no longer well enough to undergo a transplant.

We want to invest in the very latest cutting-edge liver perfusion technology that will enable transplant surgeons to ‘test out’ livers before transplanting them. This not only ensures that unsafe livers are not transplanted, but also gives surgeons confidence to use some livers that would previously have been discarded due to lack of confidence in their viability. Not only will many more lives be saved, but recovery times should also be much improved.

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The Rosie Hospital

Over 5,000 babies each year start their lives in the Rosie Hospital. Families benefit from its 120 maternity and women's beds, its own theatre suite, foetal assessment unit, ultrasound department and neonatal intensive care unit. 

The staff at the hospital have asked for help for two services essential in supporting new-born, vulnerable babies – the acute neonatal transport service and the neonatal intensive care unit.  

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The Dementia Appeal

One quarter of all patients at Addenbrooke’s Hospital suffers from dementia, with numbers increasing. Whilst the major risk factor for dementia is age, there are currently 45,000 people in the UK under the age of 65 living with dementia. Whilst rare, it may affect people as young as thirty.

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Jubilee Garden

Healing Spaces Campaign

Overwhelming evidence shows that patient recover more quickly in clinical settings designed for emotional as well as physical wellbeing. That’s why ACT is launching the Healing Spaces campaign, which includes our current appeal to transform the Ward J2 garden.

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Rosie Rabbit and Brooke Bear in Action for Addenbrooke's

Action for Addenbrooke's

Every day, doctors and nurses ask us to support important pieces of equipment, specialist staff or the little things that make all the difference to the lives of patients and those that love and care for them. These are requests which fall outside the remit of NHS funding, that's why we're hoping you will respond to our Action for Addenbrooke's call, so we have more funds to support requests quickly, as needs arise.

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Breast cancer

Breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the UK and sadly, you probably already know someone who is, or will be, affected by it. The good news is that here on your doorstep we are fortunate to have the Cambridge Breast Unit and Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit based at Addenbrooke's Hospitals - facilities that provide excellence in care, treatment and research. With your support ACT raises funds to provide specialist technologies, an improved patient environment and cutting-edge research facilities to ensure that breast cancer patients at Addenbrooke's continue to receive the best care available.

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Research fellowships

Clinical academics with their clinical training, contact with patients and experience of healthcare delivery have a true understanding of the nature of medical problems and, coupled with the acquisition of research skills and knowledge, are best placed to transform research into tangible healthcare benefits for patients.

Since 2007, the Cambridge Clinical Research Fellowships Scheme has supported the training of clinical academics at Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie, supporting the entry of high calibre, aspirational young doctors into this pathway.

We are now seeking philanthropic support to ensure that the fellowship programme can be sustained and expanded in the future.

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Cambridge Global Health Partnerships

Cambridge Global Health Partnerships

ACT supports initiatives to develop the skills and wellbeing of staff at Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie, so they can further their knowledge and provide even better care in years to come. One such initiative is our Cambridge Global Health Partnerships programme that helps staff and students to share their expertise abroad and benefit from reciprocal learning. 

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Brain injury support

Neurosciences

The Addenbrooke's neurosciences department provides expert assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients with complex neurological disorders and head injuries from across East Anglia and other parts of the UK. The team provides a comprehensive range of specialist services and use the very latest research and best practice to make sure the care patients receive is safe, effective and of the highest possible quality. We fundraise to support services and research across the neurosciences department.

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