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Addenbrooke’s robot appeal hits £1.25m





Our fundraising campaign to buy a new surgical robot for Addenbrooke’s Hospital is close to hitting its £1.5million target.

The fundraising campaign for a new surgical robot at Addenbrooke’s Hospital has almost hit its £1.5m target Picture: Mel Yeneralski Cambridge Media Studio
The fundraising campaign for a new surgical robot at Addenbrooke’s Hospital has almost hit its £1.5m target Picture: Mel Yeneralski Cambridge Media Studio

More than £1.25m has been raised and pledged for the campaign run by Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) with support from the Cambridge Independent.

ACT is now calling on the public to help them close the gap and raise the remaining £250,000 as soon as possible.

The amount was announced to almost 200 people who attended the annual John Addenbrooke’s Lecture.

A new surgical robot will mean quicker, less invasive surgery and faster healing and recovery times for patients.

Surgeons are able to operate on patients by controlling a computer-controlled robot, mimicking the surgeon’s hands and wrist movements to allow absolute precision.

It can take months to recover from traditional ‘open’ surgery, but incisions made using robotic surgery are much smaller and reduce the risk of complications. This helps patients to recover and return home more quickly.

ACT chief executive Shelly Thake said: “It is incredible that we have raised such a substantial amount for this appeal in under a year. It highlights the strength of support for the NHS and Addenbrooke’s. It also shows that people understand why having an additional robot at can make such a big difference.”

Visit helpyourhospital.co.uk/robot to help.



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