News from Royal Papworth Hospital

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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Where are we based?

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Papworth Road
Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Cambridge
CB2 0AY

Telephone:  01223 638000

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