News from Royal Papworth Hospital

23 September 2020

Life-saving work of two Cambridge hospitals portrayed in award-winning BBC documentary series

Royal Papworth Hospital and Addenbrooke’s Hospital will feature in the forthcoming BBC series of Surgeons: At the Edge of Life.

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16 September 2020

Sons perform for their father at Royal Papworth Hospital

The brothers from Peterborough, who comprise the band Endeavour, played to their dad who is being treated for motor neurone disease at Royal Papworth Hospital.

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11 September 2020

Survival, smiles and sailing: 32 years on from a life-saving transplant

Tineke Dixon underwent a heart-lung transplant at the age of 16. We caught up with her for Organ Donation Week 2020 ahead of the 32nd anniversary of her operation.

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9 September 2020

Heart transplant recipient urges others from BAME backgrounds to become organ donors

For Organ Donation Week 2020, Sandeep shares his story in the hope it encourages others to talk about organ donation.

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8 September 2020

Kaftrio means father can now look forward to future with daughter

Cystic fibrosis patient Daren says ‘scariest moment’ has been turned to ‘a distant memory’ due to wonder drug Kaftrio

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7 September 2020

New national retrieval service launches for adult DCD heart transplants

Royal Papworth one of three hospitals to provide programme commissioned by NHS Blood and Transplant and NHS England.

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3 September 2020

COVID-19: Changing the way care is delivered

The NHS is innovating to find new ways of safely treating people. Sleep centre patients can now pick-up equipment and learn how to use it without stepping foot inside our hospital.

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28 August 2020

Royal Papworth and the University of Cambridge secure £1.5m for COVID-19 research

New study will explore the COVID-19 immune response in NHS workers and hospitalised patients.

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26 August 2020

Kaftrio: Turning around the lives of patients with cystic fibrosis

Alex Stobbs, 30, has been taking Kaftrio since March, and says it has completely turned around his life.

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24 August 2020

European regulators grant licence for use of ground-breaking cystic fibrosis drug

The European Medicines Agency’s decision on Friday means that we can now begin the process of prescribing Kaftrio to eligible patients at Royal Papworth Hospital.

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22 August 2020

Nurses shortlisted for two leading awards

Charlotte Smith and the cystic fibrosis nursing team have been shortlisted in the Nursing Times Awards 2020.

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19 August 2020

Royal Papworth Hospital signs up to NHS CHECK study

The study aims to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting on the health and well-being of NHS staff.

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14 August 2020

Transplant patient discharged with ‘new’ heart after seven month stay in hospital

Richard Priest was admitted to Royal Papworth Hospital on New Year's Eve - 200 days later, he's heading home following a successful heart transplant.

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12 August 2020

Top nurse tells COVID generation: “your NHS needs you”

Ruth May, England's chief nurse, has issued a rallying call to people receiving their A-Level results on Thursday.

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6 August 2020

Staff rally round critical care nurse whose bicycle was stolen in Cambridge

A fundraising page to replace Ellie's bike reached its initial £300 target within 24 hours.

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4 August 2020

Royal Papworth cardiologists perform hospital’s first MitraClip procedure to treat heart valve disorder

The procedure also enables higher-risk patients who would be unsuitable for open-heart surgery to receive treatment and experience a significant improvement in symptoms and quality of life.

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31 July 2020

Royal Papworth cardiologist awarded prestigious Cambridge University honour

Dr Andrew Grace has received the title of Honorary Professor of Experimental Cardiology by the University of Cambridge.

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22 July 2020

New ventilator sharing device for COVID-19 patients being tested by Institute for Manufacturing engineers and Royal Papworth anaesthetists

The new device, which is also being developed in collaboration with Cambridge Design Partnership, allows one ventilator to be used by two patients more safely.

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11 July 2020

Transplants return to normal levels following peak of coronavirus cases

Lung and heart transplants were significantly reduced during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, but numbers have been returning back to normal.

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9 July 2020

Non-executive director vacancy at Royal Papworth Hospital

We are currently seeking a new non-executive director at Royal Papworth. Here, one of our existing NEDs, Cynthia Conquest, talks more about the role and what it involves.

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3 July 2020

Inpatients rate experience at Royal Papworth as among the best in country

Royal Papworth Hospital has been rated as one of the best-performing hospitals in the country for inpatient experience, according to a new report.

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3 July 2020

Moving from ward nursing to critical care

Interview with Siobhan Moore, Education Sister, about nursing careers within critical care.

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2 July 2020

Special Spitfire plane to fly over Royal Papworth Hospital to mark the NHS’ 72nd birthday

The Aircraft Restoration Company will fly the Spitfire over a number of NHS hospitals in the East of England on Sunday 5 July.

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1 July 2020

NHS patients among first in Europe to benefit from landmark deal for cystic fibrosis treatment

Sam Henman, Lead Nurse for Cystic Fibrosis at Royal Papworth Hospital, says the triple combination therapy, Kaftrio, has already produced 'amazing' results.

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26 June 2020

Windrush descendant and lung transplant recipient urges others to talk about organ donation

Michael Willis received a bilateral lung transplant in 2017 and has now won awards for his fundraising and awareness raising for organ donation

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25 June 2020

Royal Papworth to Picadilly Circus

Seven nurses from Royal Papworth are featured as part of the 'Rainbows for the NHS' campaign on the big screen at Picadilly Circus in central London

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23 June 2020

Royal Papworth nurse features in new Gareth Malone BBC Two series

Hannah Gingell, who is a nursing apprentice, appears in episode one of a new programme called 'The Choir: Singing for Britain'

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19 June 2020

Cystic fibrosis and us: Luke Peters and Sammie Read

Luke and Sammie have been CF patients at Royal Papworth Hospital for a combined 50 years. For CF week, they talk treatment, transplants and trail blazing.

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17 June 2020

Royal Papworth Hospital Staff Awards 2020

A celebration, recognising the staff at Royal Papworth Hospital

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12 June 2020

COVID-19: My wife spent 16 days on a ventilator while I celebrated my 50th birthday alone

Sadie and Liam Fountain, from Ramsey near Peterborough, share their story of coronavirus.

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8 June 2020

Patient urges others not to delay seeking medical treatment during coronavirus pandemic

Peter Kisgeretz initially underwent surgery to remove a tumour in his chest in March

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3 June 2020

Cambridgeshire Trusts join COVID-19 vaccine trial 

Royal Papworth Hospital is one of three NHS trusts based in Cambridgeshire that is recruiting staff to the COV002 trial

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28 May 2020

Cambridgeshire company donates giant NHS love heart sign to Royal Papworth

Local branch of The Christmas Decorators install 'loveNHS' sign to thank staff working at Royal Papworth Hospital.

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26 May 2020

Final year student nurses start work early due to COVID-19 pandemic

We speak to three final-year student nurses who started their careers early to support the NHS' response to COVID-19.

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23 May 2020

Healthcare support worker on critical care experience

Nnamdi has been spent several weeks on loan from our outpatients department to critical care to help care for COVID-19 patients

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22 May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week: Working from home

Three of our staff who are working from home discuss their sudden change in working environment owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and how they have adapted to new challenges.

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21 May 2020

From tennis professional to trainee surgeon: Daniel Gearon on mental health

Dr Daniel Gearon is a surgical trainee at Royal Papworth Hospital. He has founded a new mental health charity for doctors and writes about his experience as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020.

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19 May 2020

Lung transplant patient shares her story ahead of organ donation law change

Michelle Hemmings received a single lung transplant at Royal Papworth Hospital in 2018 and now raises awareness of organ donation within the BAME community.

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19 May 2020

Patients who became best friends while awaiting transplants welcome change in organ donation law

The organ donation law change comes into force in England on Wednesday 20 May 2020

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18 May 2020

ECMO: What is it and how is it supporting the COVID-19 surge?

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation supports people who are in respiratory failure and has been vital during the coronavirus pandemic.

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15 May 2020

Family liaison team provides valuable service to patients and their families during COVID-19

Royal Papworth's family liaison team comprises staff from across the Trust who have been redeployed owing to coronavirus

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7 May 2020

Cambridgeshire NHS trusts work together in fight against COVID-19

Senior clinicians have praised the way Royal Papworth and North West Anglia have worked together as “a great example of collaboration within the NHS.” 

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2 May 2020

Physiotherapist shares his thoughts from the COVID-19 frontline

Tom Walker is a physiotherapist at Royal Papworth Hospital and part of the team caring for critically ill coronavirus patients.

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1 May 2020

Royal Papworth Hospital marks first anniversary of hospital move

Today marks a year since we welcomed our first patients to our new hospital.

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26 April 2020

Doctors concerned that patients needing urgent treatment are “too anxious to come into hospital”

The number of patients coming to the hospital with a heart attack or being referred for suspected lung cancer has fallen by half.

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24 April 2020

Former army serviceman heads home after successful heart transplant following five months in hospital

Phill Hardwell’s survival described as ‘miraculous’ after he needed eight trips to theatre before his life-saving transplant.

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23 April 2020

Junior doctor swaps respiratory for critical care to help tackle COVID-19

Callum had been working within the cystic fibrosis team but has changed roles in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

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22 April 2020

Stephen Hawking’s family donates ventilator to Royal Papworth Hospital

Professor Hawking's daughter, Lucy, gifts her father's old privately-owned ventilator to help care for patients with COVID-19.

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20 April 2020

First patient to undergo surgery after recovering from COVID-19 at Royal Papworth returns home

Carole was discharged from hospital and reunited with her family last week after having an aortic valve replacement.

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18 April 2020

Royal Papworth nurse discharged from hospital where she works after being treated for COVID-19

Alison picked up coronavirus in the community and was transferred from her local hospital to Royal Papworth last weekend.

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16 April 2020

Doctor describes a night shift in critical care

Our consultant Dr Chinmay Patvardhan shares his experience of working in critical care during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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15 April 2020

RECOVERY Trial: Royal Papworth recruits 50th coronavirus patient

Royal Papworth Hospital has now recruited its 50th COVID-19 patient to the national RECOVERY Trial

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12 April 2020

Ward nurse does her first shift in critical care on Easter Sunday

We catch up with Hannah about her experience of joining the critical care team in the fight against COVID-19.

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9 April 2020

Patient "ecstatic" to go home after recovering from COVID-19

Jane Woollcott is now looking forward to celebrating her birthday next week after beating coronavirus

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7 April 2020

Respiratory nurse moves to critical care to support our COVID-19 response

One of our deputy sisters, Fiona Bruce, share her experience of working in our critical care department.

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4 April 2020

Patient with COVID-19 dies at Royal Papworth Hospital

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3 April 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice for patients

The COVID-19 outbreak is a rapidly developing situation. This page will be updated with latest news and guidance for our patients.

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2 April 2020

Royal Papworth Hospital saddened by death of comedian Eddie Large

Large, whose real name was Edward McGinnis, had a heart transplant at Royal Papworth in 2003.

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1 April 2020

Royal Papworth Hospital joins national trial to find COVID-19 treatment

The RECOVERY Trial is being led by a team at the University of Oxford with contributions from over 100 hospitals across the UK.

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31 March 2020

International Year of the Nurse and Midwife: Eamonn Gorman

For March's edition of our monthly feature for 2020, we sat down with Eamonn, a registered nurse who now works in our digital department.

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23 March 2020

Royal Papworth Hospital performs world-first transplant

Patient Aaron Green now looking ahead to his wedding after receiving first-ever Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD) heart-lung transplant.

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23 March 2020

Guidance for people who are extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

Advice for Royal Papworth Hospital patients who are extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.

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19 March 2020

Coronavirus: First confirmed patient cases at Royal Papworth Hospital

Two cases of coronavirus have been identified on the inpatient wards.

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16 March 2020

Coronavirus: Questions and advice for our transplant patients

Useful advice and FAQs for our heart transplant and lung transplant patients at Royal Papworth Hospital

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6 March 2020

In Focus: Infection prevention and control and tissue viability

For the spring 2020 edition of our quarterly magazine, NewsBeat, we caught up with our infection prevention and control and tissue viability team to talk about the work they do at Royal Papworth Hospital.

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27 February 2020

Patient gets married at Royal Papworth Hospital

Liam and Sarah became husband and wife in a civil ceremony which took place in the hospital's critical care unit.

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27 February 2020

HLRI Case Study: Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson, the site manager for SDC and man responsible for overseeing much of the build, talks about what the HRLI will mean for him and his family.

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27 February 2020

Official ground-breaking ceremony celebrates start of construction work on Heart and Lung Research Institute

The Institute will create the largest cardiothoracic centre for research, education, industry collaboration, and clinical care in Europe.

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25 February 2020

Coronavirus: Advice for patients

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24 February 2020

International Year of the Nurse and Midwife: Marian Vidal Bermudez

For February's edition of our monthly feature for 2020, we sat down with Marian, a surgical care practitioner working within our operating theatres.

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14 February 2020

Former soldier reunited with army teammates

The British Army and Royal Papworth came together on Thursday 13 February for a very special moment.

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31 January 2020

Project Breathe patient case study: Kate Eveling

Project Breathe aims to give our cystic fibrosis patients more control over their health and wellbeing. Kate reflects on her first six months on the scheme.

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31 January 2020

Cystic fibrosis: can home monitoring improve the lives of patients?

Project Breathe aims to investigate whether equipment and monitoring software can be used to change the way that care for CF patients is delivered.

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30 January 2020

International Year of the Nurse and Midwife: Carole Buckley

In the first of our monthly features, Carole Buckley tells us about her nursing career and current role as assistant director for quality and risk.

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26 January 2020

Royal Papworth Hospital performs world-first surgery to treat lung cancer

A team at Royal Papworth has become the first in the world to remove an entire lung using a pioneering surgical and anaesthetic technique.

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24 January 2020

Tim Glenn appointed as new Chief Finance Officer

Tim – who is currently Director of Finance at Cambridge University Hospitals – will join the Trust in April this year.

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22 January 2020

Royal Papworth Hospital awarded £1.4m to fund nasal oxygen study

The ‘Nasal High-flow Oxygen Therapy after Cardiac Surgery' (NOTACS) study will investigate the effect of administering high-flow oxygen to patients through their nose after cardiac surgery.

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20 January 2020

Oak trees from old site planted at Royal Papworth’s new hospital

Acorns from Royal Papworth's old site in Papworth Everard have been planted as oak trees at the new hospital in Cambridge

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17 January 2020

New transplant technique means Shanice can look forward to the future

It was the first time the lung transplant technique had been used in the UK, to treat Shanice's cystic fibrosis

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15 January 2020

Cardioversion: Improving the quality of life for patients with irregular heart rhythms

Cardioversion is a low-risk, non-invasive procedure for people who have heart rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation (AF). 

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18 December 2019

Royal Papworth becomes UK’s first hospital to perform opioid-free thoracic anaesthesia

Almost 200 patients have been treated using novel technique to help tackle opioid epidemic.

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17 December 2019

Temporary interruption of booking service

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16 December 2019

Royal Papworth Hospital announce former hospital site is back up for sale

Sale of Papworth Everard site to Global Healthcare Real Estate Limited will not be going ahead.

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3 December 2019

Royal Papworth Staff Awards 2020

Vote for our most caring and compassionate staff member in the Royal Papworth Staff Awards 2020.

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18 November 2019

National Lottery at 25: Royal Papworth benefits from two heritage projects

On the 25th anniversary of the National Lottery, we celebrate some of the heritage projects it has helped to fund at Royal Papworth Hospital.

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5 November 2019

Update: Cystic fibrosis drugs

An update for our cystic fibrosis patients on the latest information regarding Orkambi, Symkevi and Kalydeco.

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24 October 2019

Cystic fibrosis: Life-saving drugs Orkambi and Symkevi to be made available on the NHS

Three drugs for cystic fibrosis will soon be available for Royal Papworth Hospital patients after a deal was struck between NHS England and the manufacturer

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16 October 2019

Royal Papworth Hospital rated ‘Outstanding’ by Care Quality Commission

Royal Papworth becomes first NHS Hospital Trust to be rated 'outstanding' across all five CQC domains

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7 October 2019

Cell salvage: Returning a patient’s own blood during surgery

Royal Papworth Hospital's patients are benefiting from a technique that sees them receive their own blood back during cardiac, thoracic and transplant surgery.

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3 October 2019

Ten cyclists. Three hundred miles. And lots of rain.

Hospital staff, patients and supporters ride from London to Paris to raise thousands for Royal Papworth Hospital Charity.

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20 September 2019

IPF Week 2019: Patient stories

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19 September 2019

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: Listen To Our Lungs during IPF Week

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a devastating disease affecting more than 30,000 people in the UK. There is currently no cure.

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18 September 2019

Governor Elections 2019: Results announced

Results from Royal Papworth's Governor Elections announced

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13 September 2019

Staff cheer on Sgt. Elizabeth Marks at London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships

Some of the Critical Care team that looked after the Paralympic swimmer in 2014 were invited to surprise her at the London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships

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2 September 2019

Organ Donation Week 2019

Families are being urged to talk about organ donation ahead of the change in law in England in spring 2020

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29 August 2019

Royal Papworth recruits 500th LuCID study patient

Our thoracic oncology research team celebrated a big milestone this week for the Lung Cancer Indicator Detection (LuCID) study.

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22 August 2019

Sir Terence English: Marking 40 years since the UK’s first successful heart transplant

It was his last chance to prove that heart transplantation in the UK could work. Here, Sir Terence recalls the opposition, hostility and triumph involved in one of the most major medical breakthroughs of the 20th century.

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21 August 2019

Keith Castle: Marking 40 years since the UK’s first successful heart transplant

Keith Castle received the UK's first successful heart transplant in August 1979. His son, Keith Jr, remembers how his dad became an "overnight celebrity".

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18 August 2019

Marking 40 years since the UK’s first successful heart transplant

To mark the 40th anniversary of the UK's first successful heart transplant, performed at Royal Papworth Hospital, the surgeon and the patient’s son are to be reunited.

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15 August 2019

Royal Papworth patient and Cambridge student to be subject of feature film

Alex Stobbs, a Royal Papworth cystic fibrosis patient and Cambridge University student, is set to be made the subject of a new film.

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9 August 2019

Royal Papworth announces winning bidder for former hospital site

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust announces that Global Healthcare Real Estate Ltd has won the bid to acquire its former hospital site

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1 August 2019

Royal Papworth wins ‘Best Heart and Lungs Hospital’ at Transplant Games

Royal Papworth has won the award at the British Transplant Games for the fourth consecutive year

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30 July 2019

Georgia Moule: World Champion clay pigeon shooter

Congratulations to our very own Georgia Moule who became Ladies' World Champion at a recent tournament in Ireland.

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25 July 2019

British Transplant Games athlete profile: Susan Brown

Royal Papworth Hospital will be taking its biggest-ever team to the 42nd British Transplant Games in Newport this week.

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25 July 2019

British Transplant Games athlete profile: Lesley Burch

Lesley is one of 39 athletes who will form part of Royal Papworth's biggest-ever team at the Westfield Health British Transplant Games.

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23 July 2019

Governor roles available at Royal Papworth Hospital

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is looking for volunteers to help guide the hospital in its new home.

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22 July 2019

Kickboxing her way to a fantastic fundraising total

Black belt kickboxer, Helen Sharp, has raised £3,500 for Royal Papworth Hospital Charity after receiving a double lung transplant last year.

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18 July 2019

Organ Donation and Transplantation Activity Report

The highest ever number of organ donors have been recorded in 2018/19, despite a drop in the numbers of people eligible to donate.

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10 July 2019

Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute receives major funding boost

The Institute will draw together the highest concentration of heart and lung researchers and will be situated next to Royal Papworth Hospital.

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9 July 2019

Her Majesty The Queen officially opens Royal Papworth’s new hospital

Her Majesty The Queen officially opened Royal Papworth’s new hospital today (Tuesday 9 July).

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5 July 2019

Inpatients list experience at Royal Papworth as among the best in country

Royal Papworth Hospital has been listed as one of the best-performing hospitals in the country for inpatient experience, according to a new report.

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3 July 2019

HM The Queen to officially open Royal Papworth Hospital

Her Majesty The Queen will officially open the new Royal Papworth Hospital on Tuesday 9 July.

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1 July 2019

Becky's pedal to Parliament

Becky Hair, a physiotherapist at Royal Papworth, has been named as one of Cycling UK’s ‘100 Women in Cycling’ for 2019.

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28 June 2019

Royal Papworth link with Cambridgeshire Fire Service recognised

Royal Papworth’s long-standing link with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service has been recognised with a plaque presentation at the hospital

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26 June 2019

New role for Royal Papworth's Dr Sarah Clarke

Royal Papworth cardiologist Dr Sarah Clarke has been elected as the new clinical vice president at the Royal College of Physicians

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24 June 2019

Papworth Haemostasis Checklist: Improving patient care and saving money

The Papworth Haemostasis Checklist has improved patient care and saved money, and now it's also been nominated for a national award.

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11 June 2019

New heart, new hospital and new home for first transplant patient

“People say that moving house on its own is stressful enough, well, just before Mike had his heart attack we had put our house on the market"

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7 June 2019

Old hospital equipment and furniture donated to charity

Items from Royal Papworth's old site in Papworth Everard will be used by UK charities as well as a local school in Cambridgeshire.

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30 May 2019

Woman who gave birth at Royal Papworth revisits theatre where daughter was born

Clare Braybrook was 31 weeks pregnant when she was admitted to Royal Papworth Hospital with a life-threatening aortic dissection.

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24 May 2019

Royal Papworth Hospital move to be shown on the BBC

BBC's 'The One Show' will feature two films about Royal Papworth's move to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

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22 May 2019

Patient from first operation recovering well at home

Margaret Sharpe was the first person to be operated on at Royal Papworth’s new hospital.

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16 May 2019

Increased emergency services presence at old Royal Papworth site

Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service will temporarily use the old site for training.

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15 May 2019

Organ donation Service of Remembrance at Ely Cathedral

A special service to remember and give thanks to organ donors takes place at Ely Cathedral this Sunday

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13 May 2019

International Nurses Day 2019

Royal Papworth Hospital celebrates International Nurses Day

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10 May 2019

Positive patient reaction to first week in new hospital

After a week of treating people in our new hospital, patients have been sharing their experiences.

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7 May 2019

Papworth Everard site closes

Royal Papworth confirms the closure of its hospital in Papworth Everard, but staff will remain on site through until the summer.

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1 May 2019

We are ready for our first patients

The East of England Ambulance Service will now transport emergency heart attack patients to Royal Papworth’s new home on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus instead of the Papworth Everard site.

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23 April 2019

Royal Papworth Hospital begins move period

Royal Papworth Hospital today began its move period to its new hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. 

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22 April 2019

Cath Lab team prepare for move with scenario training day

Royal Papworth Hospital and air ambulance charity Magpas join forces to trial the emergency heart attack pathway at our new hospital. 

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18 April 2019

New exercise bikes for Cystic Fibrosis Unit at Royal Papworth Hospital

The Simon Cooper Foundation is raising funds to buy 24 new exercise bikes for Royal Papworth Hospital.

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12 April 2019

Commemorative run to mark Royal Papworth move

A group of runners – including many Trust staff – took part in a commemorative run to mark our hospital move and say goodbye to our current site

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9 April 2019

Atrial fibrillation: AcQMap device revolutionises treatment for patients

The 25mm AcQMap tool collects information about the heart’s performance, helping to create more accurate, bespoke treatment.

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3 April 2019

John Wallwork receives lifetime achievement award

Professor John Wallwork has been honoured for his contribution to heart and lung transplantation

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26 March 2019

Patients react positively to first public tours of Royal Papworth’s new hospital

More than 100 members of the public were given a guided tour of the key areas of the new hospital as part of the Cambridge Science Festival

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21 March 2019

Patient donates cell saver machine to Royal Papworth Hospital

Mike was the 37th patient to receive a new heart through the hospital’s world-leading DCD programme.

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18 March 2019

New organ donation law given Royal Assent

"This is fantastic news because it is another step on the path towards society accepting that organ donation is the norm"

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15 March 2019

Staff Awards: Winners announced

The Royal Papworth Hospital Staff Awards 2019, sponsored by Philips, took place on Thurdsay 14 March

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11 March 2019

Baby born at Royal Papworth Hospital

Annabelle, who was born on Wednesday 30 January, is likely to be the final baby born at Royal Papworth’s current site in Papworth Everard

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6 March 2019

Royal Papworth Hospital wins top transplant award

Judges praised the ‘entire hospital staff for a number of reasons, not least completing five transplants in 36 hours'

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1 March 2019

NHS England CIO visits Royal Papworth's new hospital

“The main reason for inviting Will was to showcase the hospital and the technology that will be used to benefit our patients."

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25 February 2019

Help stop the spread of flu and norovirus this winter

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22 February 2019

In Focus: Occupational Therapy

The team primarily focuses on maximising patient independence

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22 February 2019

Royal Papworth Hospital recruits first patient for new CoMICS Trial

“We are honoured to be asked to be involved in this international study.”

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13 February 2019

Marius Berman: Royal Papworth surgeon appointed to leading national transplant role

Marius Berman has been appointed as the Associate National Clinical Lead for Organ Retrieval for NHS Blood and Transplant

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8 February 2019

Staff awards 2019: Shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Royal Papworth Staff Awards 2019 has been announced, having been whittled down from 350 nominations

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6 February 2019

Royal Papworth Hospital performs its 2,000th pulmonary endarterectomy procedure

Royal Papworth's PTE service began in 1996 and the hospital remains the only UK centre offering the treatment

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30 January 2019

First patient given tour of new Royal Papworth Hospital

John Curtis, who has been treated at Royal Papworth since 2014, says he was 'blown away' by the new hospital's facilities

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25 January 2019

A look inside the new Royal Papworth Hospital

With three months to go until we move, construction work on our new hospital building is now complete.

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22 January 2019

Respiratory failure experts at Royal Papworth Hospital to trial new blood testing method

Clinicians are aiming to find out if a new method of blood testing can simplify treatment for patients with respiratory failure

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21 January 2019

Royal Papworth leads the way in UK cardiothoracic surgery survival rates

A newly published report shows that Royal Papworth Hospital has the best cardiac surgery survival rates in the NHS

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16 January 2019

Thoracic surgery for lung cancer survival rates best in UK

Royal Papworth among the best survival rates for thoracic surgery for lung cancer in the country

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14 January 2019

Royal Papworth Hospital celebrates 40 years of heart transplantation

January 1979 marks four decades since the hospital's first heart transplant

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9 January 2019

Royal Papworth Hospital implants its first revolutionary heart monitoring device

Doctors believe CardioMEMS devices will reduce the risk of long and expensive hospital admissions

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3 January 2019

Rapid NSTEMI: Heart attack patients benefit from quicker, safer treatment

Seventy-one heart attack patients have already benefitted from quicker, safer treatment as part of a project to improve cardiology services across the region. 

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29 November 2018

Yvonne retires from Royal Papworth – 65 years after starting work here

Secretary arrived at the hospital straight from school in 1953.

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26 November 2018

Royal Papworth Staff Awards 2019

Vote for our most caring and compassionate staff member in the Royal Papworth Staff Awards 2019.

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23 November 2018

Former nurses return to profession at Royal Papworth

Meet the nurses who are updating their knowledge - and bringing new skills back to the hospital.

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21 November 2018

Blood test results shared electronically between Royal Papworth and CUH

The interface marks the first ever connection between Lorenzo and the Epic electronic patient record system.

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13 November 2018

Royal Papworth surgeons perform new life-saving heart transplant operation on 50th patient

DCD heart transplant programme reaches hospital milestone

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9 November 2018

Royal Papworth Hospital’s pioneering cancer surgery is a European first

The new technique - which was used to remove a chest tumour - had only been performed once before, in China.

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8 November 2018

Royal Papworth Hospital team wins award for digital transformation

Department took top prize in the Tech Project of the Year category at the Health Tech Newspaper Awards 2018.

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7 November 2018

Occupational therapists raise awareness of their unique and vital role

5-11 November is Occupational Therapy Week 2018

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1 November 2018

Hospital’s first Impella procedure

Team successfully treat heart patient's blocked artery using new implant technique.

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26 October 2018

Staff in the saddle for Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Week charity push

Along the cycling route, a series of inspirational and educational awareness events are being held for those impacted by Pulmonary Hypertension.

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15 October 2018

National Allied Health Professionals (AHP) Day

Occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, dietitians and radiographers were among the AHPs taking part in a special event.

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10 October 2018

Trainees rate surgery training at Royal Papworth best in country

Results 'not just the best for cardiothoracic surgery in the UK, but the best of any surgical specialty'

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5 October 2018

Royal Papworth Hospital’s cancer service is among best in country, according to patients

Patients described their care at the hospital as “compassionate”, “exceptional” and “creative”.

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4 October 2018

Papworth Trials Unit Collaboration achieves full registration 

Hospital unit supporting clinical trials and research studies endorsed by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration.

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21 September 2018

Pippa’s cookbook project raises hundreds for hospital charity

Transplant patient raises £1,800 for Royal Papworth Hospital Charity.

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12 September 2018

Mum gets 1 in 10,000 chance at life

A mum of three who had a tiny chance of receiving a new heart is recovering from her transplant.

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4 September 2018

Organ Donation Week 2018

Five patients whose lives were saved in record-breaking 36 hours of transplants urge others to sign NHS Organ Donor Register

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10 August 2018

Patient athletes retain trophy for Best Heart & Lungs hospital at British Transplant Games

Royal Papworth turned out its biggest ever team, with 35 athletes and more than 30 enthusiastic supporters cheering them on.

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20 July 2018

New staff accommodation at Waterbeach is now open

Visitors commented on how "spacious and modern" the new living areas are.

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19 July 2018

Local students take part in work experience programme

Last week we hosted 14 year-10 pupils from local schools and colleges as part of a one-week work experience programme.

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5 July 2018

Keith Castle’s son pays tribute as NHS celebrates 70th birthday

'We didn’t really think about the fact history had been made with the transplant – we were just delighted with the fact that it had kept dad alive.'

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15 June 2018

Physio's exercise challenge will raise awareness in CF Week

The hospital’s Cystic Fibrosis Unit is planning a series of activities to mark CF Week (18-24 June).

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15 June 2018

Royal Papworth Hospital top for inpatient care

Royal Papworth Hospital is leading the way when it comes to inpatient care, according to a new report released today (Wednesday 13 June).

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15 June 2018

BBC documentary to explore how Royal Papworth Hospital 'changed our world'

A new BBC documentary, exploring the past, present and future of Royal Papworth Hospital is due to be screened this month. (15 June 2018)

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14 May 2018

Royal Papworth surgeons to be honoured at ITV NHS Heroes Awards

In 2015 Royal Papworth surgeons successfully performed Europe's first heart transplant using a DCD (Donation after Circulatory Death) donor heart.

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