Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust

How your money helps

ACT's five impact areas

Thanks to kind donors and fundraisers, we can fund extra services, equipment and research that the NHS simply can't provide.

These range from life-saving technologies to the special touches that really do help patients feel better and give their loved ones much-needed peace of mind.  Be it a cosy quiet room, the state of the art robotic surgeon, counselling for families, a refurbished ward or intensive care equipment for newborns, every penny helps.

To help articulate how the breadth of initiatives we fund makes a difference for patients we have grouped them under five key areas of impact: 

Patients and their families 

Supporting patients is at the core of our work, providing funding for specialist services, equipment and comforts that complement existing NHS-funded services. 

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Clinical research

Through funding clinical research awards and fellowships at Addenbrooke's and the Rosie, provide highly valued seed funding for early stage research projects to improve patient care and treatment.

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State-of-the-art technology

Medical equipment evolves at a speed which the NHS cannot keep pace. Addenbrooke's has the reputation of being among the leaders in technological innovation and, each year, our charitable funding helps to ensure that more innovative ideas can be translated into patient benefit.

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Healing spaces

Calm and spacious surroundings can reduce stress during an anxious visit to hospital and can also aid recover.  But with pressures on the NHS, improvements can be difficult to fund without detracting from patient care.  

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Developing hospital staff

We support initiatives to develop the skills and well-being of staff at Addenbrooke's and the Rosie, helping them further their knowledge and enabling them to provide even better care.

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You may also like to see our Grants Bulletin and Thanks to You newsletter which review the intiatives that are awarded charitable funding each quarter. If you would like to know more about any of these projects, then please do contact the office.  Similarly, if you would like to make a donation so we can continue to make a real difference to patients, then visit our make a donation page.  Thank you so much.