Addenbrooke's 250th anniversary

Addenbrooke' 250th anniversary logo

It’s our birthday!

In 2016 it will be 250 years since Addenbrooke’s Hospital opened its doors on Trumpington Street thanks to Dr John Addenbrooke who left £4,500 in his legacy ‘to hire and fit up, purchase or erect a small, physical hospital in the town of Cambridge for poor people.’ Originally housing just 20 beds, today’s hospital has over 1,000, an income of £719m and over 8,000 staff.

We will be celebrating 250 years of staff achievement, patient care, research and teaching – looking back on 250 years and looking forward to what the next 250 years could hold. 

During 2016 there will be a full calendar of events to celebrate this milestone and we hope that our community will join us in this special year to meet the people behind your local hospital and discover the inside story of Addenbrooke’s – past, present and future. 

We are grateful for the generous support of Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) for supporting Addenbrooke’s 250th Anniversary celebrations. 

ACT also has a full programme of events to celebrate the hospital’s 250th year.