Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust

Addenbrooke's 250 Appeal wish list

All the items on this wish list have come from the doctors and nurses themselves who understand best what will really make a difference for patients. So please make a donation today. Whatever you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Sleeping

£5 

pays for six sleep well kits so patients get a better night’s sleep, improving their recovery times and general well-being


£40

buys eight information packs for breast cancer patients to help them understand their diagnosis, the best treatment for them and the support they can get


£100

funds four bereavement counselling sessions for a vulnerable young person dealing with the loss of a loved one


Giggle Doctors

£250

enables a ‘Giggle Doctor’ to visit 38 children at Addenbrooke’s for one month. The ‘Doctor’ helps reduce distress and anxiety through a range of music, magic and play activities


£460

buys a communications box for elderly patients who struggle to communicate with staff.  Contents include hearing devices, communications cards, pens etc.


£625

buys one reclining wheelchair for a children with pelvic or lower limb trauma


Family

£1,500

buys three picnic tables so families visiting seriously ill children can take a break together outside of the ward environment


£2,000

helps 80 seriously ill children develop positive coping strategies through the Beads of Courage programme


£6,000 

buys an interactive light floor to create a fun and relaxed environment for children in the hospital’s waiting areas


Balance goggles

£9,500

buys Balance Goggles to make balance function tests easier for patients and more reliable for consultants making diagnoses


£10,000

funds an infant mannequin to provide emergency doctors and nurses with advanced infant resuscitation training


£15,000

could improve outcomes for liver transplant patients via research to enhance the condition of donated livers


Baby

£25,000 

buys a ventilator for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Rosie to help very premature babies breathe


£25,000

supports a Cambridge Clinical Research Fellowship recipient for one year, carrying out and evaluating research which can then be applied to benefit patients they care for