Addenbrooke's Hospital

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Addenbrooke’s is a prestigious teaching hospital and is renowned for its excellent care; the hospital is a national and regional centre for cancer services, liver transplants, organ transplantation, neuro-sciences and genetics.

Based in Cambridge, it has around 1,060 beds and employs over 6,000 staff. It caters for around 500,000 people. Addenbroke’s NHS Trust is heavily involved in biomedical research and medical education and shares its site with the University of Cambridge, the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, the British Heart Foundation and Glaxo SmithKline.

Addenbrooke’s was founded in 1766 on Trumpington Street using money dedicated in the will of Dr John Addenbrooke. In 1976, the hospital moved to its present premises on the southern edge of Cambridge and has become part of the Cambridge Bio-Medical campus. It is also co-located with the Cambridge Medical School. Initially, the current site was known as New Addenbrooke’s, and still is called that by some people who worked at the former site.


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Public


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