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Cambridge Children’s Hospital proposals take step forward





Plans for Cambridge Children’s Hospital have taken a step forward with the business case for the project submitted to the government.

Cambridge Children’s Hospital visuals Picture: Hawkins Brown and White Arkitekter
Cambridge Children’s Hospital visuals Picture: Hawkins Brown and White Arkitekter

The Outline Business Case was submitted to the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England just before Christmas.

It outlines the proposed outcome and benefits of the hospital and builds on the Strategic Outline Case, which was approved by the government in 2018.

Project director Alex White said: “We are delighted to have reached this significant milestone for the project. A tremendous amount of work has gone into the submission and it’s exciting to see our plans take shape around our unique vision - bringing physical and mental health together and using genomic medicine to personalise care for our region’s young people and their individual needs.”

Cambridge Children’s Hospital is a partnership between Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH), which runs Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie, and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the county’s mental health services, along with the University of Cambridge.

The hospital, which will be built on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, will care for children and young people from Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, but also nationally and internationally as a ‘hospital without walls’, embedding genomic and psychological research alongside clinical expertise in physical and mental child health.

Cambridge Children’s Hospital is described as a brand new state-of-the-art hospital designed to take care of the whole child, not just their illness.

Cambridge Children’s Hospital visuals Picture: Hawkins Brown and White Arkitekter
Cambridge Children’s Hospital visuals Picture: Hawkins Brown and White Arkitekter

Planning permission for the new hospital was granted by Cambridge City Council last year, after children and young people helped develop the early designs. It will sit opposite The Rosie maternity hospital on Robinson’s Way.

The total cost is expected to be £220million and it aims to open in 2025. The project is committed to raising £100million from philanthropy and fundraising by 2025.

Former health secretary Matt Hancock committed £100million of government funding for the project in 2018.

Work will now begin on developing the final stage of the hospital’s business case - the full business case - throughout 2023.



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