23 April 2019

Royal Papworth Hospital today (Tuesday 23 April) began its move period to its new hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. 

Over the next three weeks, services will gradually close at our old site in Papworth Everard while services gradually open in our new hospital.

Patients will start to be admitted to the new hospital from Wednesday 1 May. All the key dates and further information can be found on the 'Our New Hospital' section of our website. 

It is estimated that the Papworth Everard site will fully close on Thursday 9 May. 

Patients should have received an appointment letter indicating which hospital they need to attend and when, but please contact Switchboard on 01223 638000 if you are unsure. 

Moving a hospital 16 miles down the road is a complex task and will involve the dismantling, packing and unpacking of theatres, cath labs, critical care, and multiple ward areas, with more than 150 of the approximately 300 beds in the new hospital transferring from the current site. 

Our move to Cambridge was approved by HM Treasury in 2014 following the initial green light from the Department of Health in October 2013. Construction work for the new hospital began in 2015.