Overview – Cambridge University Hospitals is a family of hospitals comprising Addenbrooke’s and The Rosie. As part of the NHS, they deliver expert care for patients – locally, regionally and nationally. They also benefit from and contribute to some of the most important biomedical research in the world today.
- A family of hospitals for the community comprising Addenbrooke’s and The Rosie, providing emergency, medical and surgical care – locally, regionally and nationally
- A leading national centre for specialist treatment in organ transplantation, cancer, neurosciences, paediatrics and genetics
- A leading national centre for specialist treatment for rare or complex conditions
The Addenbrooke’s Cancer Patient Partnership Group (CPPG) is a group of patients and carers who work with hospital staff to improve cancer services by sharing the patients’ views and raising concerns on their behalf.
They see more than 5,000 new patients each year as a regional centre for rarer types of cancer and also as the local hospital for patients living in the Cambridge area. They are responsible for adult cancer services.
Cancer services comprise five areas:
- Oncology – Treats cancers of the solid organs with chemotherapy, either intravenously or orally.
- Haemotology – Treats cancers of the blood as well as non-cancerous blood disorders with a combination of oral chemotherapy and blood products.
- Radiotherapy – Uses high energy radiation to treat a variety of cancers
- Palliative Care – Offers specialist advice and support both on symptom and total care of patients with life-limiting illness
- Cancer support services – A multi-disciplinary team provides advice and support on different cancers, financial support, emotional issues and a wide range of other issues, as well as providing individualised support to fully address each patient’s concerns.
Treatment – They are positioned to provide innovative and standard treatments. A multidisciplinary approach means that your team will be able to provide all elements of your care to the highest possible standard. Most cancer patients receive their treatment as outpatients. You will only be admitted to hospital if the nature of your cancer or your treatment makes it impossible for you to remain at home. Within cancer services they offer the following treatments:
- Bone marrow transplant
They often use a combination of different treatments to achieve the best possible outcome. Cancer treatment also often involves surgery. In this case we cooperate closely with our surgical colleagues to ensure that all elements of your treatment are properly planned, coordinated and delivered.
They often use a combination of different treatments to achieve the best possible outcome.
Cancer treatment also often involves surgery. In this case they cooperate closely with surgical colleagues to ensure that all elements of your treatment are properly planned, coordinated and delivered.
They treat an extensive range of cancers, including:
- Biliary tract
- Head and Neck
- Oesophagus and stomach
- Primary liver
They have expertise in the use of all of the common types of treatment and most of the more specialist ones.
Their vision is to improve people’s quality of life through innovative and sustainable healthcare