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Our achievements

Sometimes our work makes national headlines, sometimes the everyday things we do make significant differences to our patients.

CUH is top for….

Our stats

  • There are more than 1,000 cancer scientists working in Cambridge the highest concentration in a UK university hospital
  • We publish more than one high impact factor article on cancer per week – probably the highest rate of any Cancer Centre in the UK.
  • We have the highest rate in England of patients enrolled in randomised control trials
  • 90% of all prostate operations are carried out using minimally invasive robotic surgery at Cambridge compared to a national average of 20%.
  • Addenbrooke’s treats more than 90% of patients as day cases; one of the highest rates in the UK
  • We are in the top 10 acute Trusts for managing absence
  • CUH involved more patients in a new national inspection programme than any other hospital in the UK (first ever Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) audits)

You Made a Difference awards - December

A junior sister who is a “great team player” on an elderly ward and a dedicated domestic on a maternity ward were the deserved winners of the You Made a Difference awards for December.

You Made a Difference awards - November

A proactive member of the operations team in the emergency department and a nurse who reassured a relative with a transatlantic phone call were the winners of the You Made a Difference awards for November.

You Made a Difference team award winners - October 2016

The quarterly team winners of the You Made a Difference award for October was the Control & Restraint Security Team for the way they handle what are at times difficult situations.

5,000 babies born at the Rosie Birth Centre… and counting!

Families and Rosie staff came together to celebrate an important milestone for the Rosie Birth Centre – 5,000 babies being born at the centre since it opened in September 2012.

You Made a Difference awards - October

Dr Joanne Tod received a You Made a Difference award for the month of October for the compassionate way she supported a dying patient and his family.

You Made a Difference winners - August

Andy Read, a development mechanical craftsman, and senior sister Vicky Carr were the winners of August’s You Made a Difference award.

You Made a Difference award - July

An inspirational staff member who has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer has been awarded the You Made a Difference award for his dedication at work - and his charity fundraising which he continues to do throughout his treatment.

You Made a Difference award - June

Jodie Langley, a paediatric waiting list co-ordinator, was picked out as the winner of June’s You Made a Difference award after a glowing nomination from the parents of a child who was treated at CUH.

You Made a Difference awards - May

A student nurse who is demonstrating incredible levels of compassion and a senior nurse who has overseen the roll-out of the new revalidation* process for nurses and midwives were recognised with 'You Made a Difference' awards for May.

You Made a Difference awards - April

Samantha Petty, a physiotherapist in critical care, and clinical scientist Stephen MacDonald were the very deserving winners of April’s You Made a Difference awards.

You Made a Difference winners - March

Rebecca O’Shaunghnessy was picked out from 63 nominations for March’s You Made a Difference award for her ‘energy, drive and enthusiasm’ in a successful flu campaign.

Breast cancer patients benefit from targeted radiotherapy

Targeted radiotherapy for breast cancer is just as effective as treating the whole breast and has fewer side effects for patients, research led by a CUH consultant has found.

You Made a Difference winners - February

February’s You Made a Difference awards were given to a nurse who has excelled since stepping up to be a senior sister and to the head of the Trust’s medical equipment library service.

Cambridge partnership boosts access to genetic testing

CUH Addenbrooke’s and Cambridge start-up GeneAdviser have developed a new online service which makes the ordering of genetic tests quicker and easier.

You Made a Difference awards - January

Aimi Day was recognised with a You Made a Difference award for January for her hard work and the support she provides to her colleagues in the Emergency Department, exemplified by a kind gesture during the Christmas period.

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Hayley King stands proudly with her You Made a Difference award in front of colleagues from G4 and Division C

You Made a Difference awards - December

A junior sister who is a “great team player” on an elderly ward and a dedicated domestic on a maternity ward were the deserved winners of the You Made a Difference awards for December.