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  • New training programme aims to boost number of registered nurses

    11 February 2021

    The ‘Internationally Trained Nurse Programme’ at Royal Papworth Hospital will enable overseas nurses to become registered nurses in the UK

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  • Royal Papworth Hospital recruits 100th patient to RECOVERY Trial

    3 February 2021

    Almost 40% of all eligible patients at Royal Papworth have been recruited to the COVID-19 study, against a national baseline target of 10%.

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  • Royal Papworth Hospital’s founder commemorated 80 years on

    30 January 2021

    Sir Pendrill Varrier-Jones (1883-1941) founded the tuberculosis colony that would eventually become Royal Papworth Hospital.

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  • Two months after giving birth in hospital with COVID-19, nurse returns home to meet daughter for first time

    27 January 2021

    Eva, 30, was 34 weeks pregnant when she was rushed into hospital with coronavirus. After 76 days she has now been discharged home to meet her daughter for the first time.

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  • Cystic fibrosis patient recovering well from coronavirus after ‘scariest’ moment of her life

    12 January 2021

    Erica recently contracted coronavirus and became critically unwell, but has fought back thanks to ‘support, love and care’.

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  • How an artificial lung outside of the body is treating coronavirus patients

    11 January 2021

    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is the last hope for patients in the fight against COVID-19, when other forms of ventilation have proven to be unsuccessful.

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  • Abby’s journey from domestic cleaner to registered nurse

    31 December 2020

    As International Year of the Nurse draws to a close, we sit down for a chat with critical care assistant practitioner Abby Barhoumi ahead of her qualification as a registered nurse

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  • Staff receive honours in New Year Honours List for 2021

    31 December 2020

    Our Medical Director, Dr Roger Hall and Nurse Consultant, Judith Machiwenyika, receive honours in the New Year Honours List for 2021.

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  • Patient remembers first surgery at Papworth 60 years ago

    22 December 2020

    Diane Barker was the fourth patient to undergo surgery - when she was just five - using a heart-lung machine at the original Papworth Hospital in 1960.

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  • New device being used to treat atrial fibrillation

    4 December 2020

    Teams at Royal Papworth Hospital are using a new device to treat the common heart condition, which could reduce the need for patients to stay overnight in hospital.

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  • Royal Papworth employee nears completion in marathon November challenge

    28 November 2020

    Andrew Forster is walking a marathon each day throughout November - a total of 780 miles - to raise money for Royal Papworth Charity.

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  • Sale of former hospital site

    27 November 2020

    We have exchanged contracts on the sale of our former hospital site in Papworth Everard.

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  • Heart attack patients urge others to not put their lives at risk by delaying treatment this winter

    26 November 2020

    Royal Papworth Hospital’s heart attack service has remained open throughout the coronavirus pandemic but saw a drop in referrals in spring and again in autumn.

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  • New patient portal designed to improve care, communication and clinics

    25 November 2020

    Patient Aide aims to reduce the number of unnecessary hospital appointments for people with obstructive sleep apnoea.

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  • Investigating the role of CPAP in treating COVID-19 patients

    19 November 2020

    CPAP is a type of non-invasive ventilation normally used to treat patients with common sleep disorders at Royal Papworth Hospital

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  • Pioneering DCD programme increases heart transplants by almost half

    9 November 2020

    Donation after circulatory determined death (DCD) heart transplantation at Royal Papworth Hospital has made a dramatic difference in the number of lives that have been saved since 2015.

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  • Annual Members' Meeting 2020

    3 November 2020

    Join our virtual annual members' meeting on Wednesday 18 November to hear about the hospital's performance over the last year, including our response to coronavirus.

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  • Black History Month 2020: Melat’s story

    30 October 2020

    Melat Haileselasse is a staff nurse working on the surgical ward at Royal Papworth Hospital, caring for patients who have just undergone major operations. Here she talks about her journey from Ethiopia to Cambridge.

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  • 'Surgeons' series concludes with high-risk dilemmas

    26 October 2020

    In the fourth and final episode, 75-year-old Maureen undergoes complex cardiac surgery to repair an enlarged aorta – the body’s largest blood vessel.

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  • ‘Mini-lungs’ reveal early stages of SARS-CoV-2 infection

    26 October 2020

    Tissue donated to Royal Papworth Hospital has been used to grow ‘mini-lungs’, which was then infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, to see how the human body responds in the early stages following infection.

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  • Black History Month 2020: Making positive changes

    22 October 2020

    Judy Machiwenyika is chair of Royal Papworth Hospital's Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Network. She discusses the barriers black people face at work and what is being done to address those issues.

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  • Official topping-out ceremony held for new Heart and Lung Research Institute as construction nears halfway stage

    21 October 2020

    The Institute will create the largest cardiothoracic centre for research, education, industry collaboration and clinical care in Europe.

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  • Lung transplant to feature in next episode of BBC documentary series ‘Surgeons: At the Edge of Life’

    16 October 2020

    David Halsey’s double lung transplant at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge will be broadcast in episode three of the BBC Two programme on Tuesday 20 October

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  • Black History Month 2020: Victor's story

    15 October 2020

    Victor Tapah is a critical care nurse at Royal Papworth Hospital. He shares his story of fleeing Cameroon in 2012 in search of a better life.

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  • Marathon 18-hour chest wall reconstruction on former builder to be broadcast on BBC Two

    11 October 2020

    Kevin, a grandfather of two from Peterborough, undergoes complex operation at Royal Papworth Hospital in episode two of ‘Surgeons: At the Edge of Life’

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  • Chief Nurse receives MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours list

    10 October 2020

    Our Chief Nurse Josie Rudman has received an MBE for her services to nursing.

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  • One hundredth patient treated for pioneering cardiology procedure at Royal Papworth Hospital

    9 October 2020

    Royal Papworth is the only UK hospital offering balloon pulmonary angioplasty - a minimally invasive alternative to surgery to treat CTEPH disease

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  • Smart glasses used for first time in UK heart procedure

    1 October 2020

    Royal Papworth cardiologists trial UK's first procedure with virtual support using smart glasses which provide doctors-eye view of procedure

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  • Grandmother-of-three undergoes life-saving surgery in first episode of Surgeons: At the Edge of Life

    30 September 2020

    Shelly had pulmonary endarterectomy surgery at Royal Papworth, the only centre in the UK that offers this technically challenging procedure.

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  • First-ever nursing associates complete training programme

    28 September 2020

    Seven nursing associates have completed a two-year training programme at Royal Papworth Hospital.

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  • Life-saving work of two Cambridge hospitals portrayed in award-winning BBC documentary series

    23 September 2020

    Royal Papworth Hospital and Addenbrooke’s Hospital will feature in the forthcoming BBC series of Surgeons: At the Edge of Life.

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  • Sons perform for their father at Royal Papworth Hospital

    16 September 2020

    The brothers from Peterborough, who comprise the band Endeavour, played to their dad who is being treated for motor neurone disease at Royal Papworth Hospital.

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  • Survival, smiles and sailing: 32 years on from a life-saving transplant

    11 September 2020

    Tineke Dixon underwent a heart-lung transplant at the age of 16. We caught up with her for Organ Donation Week 2020 ahead of the 32nd anniversary of her operation.

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  • Heart transplant recipient urges others from BAME backgrounds to become organ donors

    9 September 2020

    For Organ Donation Week 2020, Sandeep shares his story in the hope it encourages others to talk about organ donation.

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  • Kaftrio means father can now look forward to future with daughter

    8 September 2020

    Cystic fibrosis patient Daren says ‘scariest moment’ has been turned to ‘a distant memory’ due to wonder drug Kaftrio

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  • New national retrieval service launches for adult DCD heart transplants

    7 September 2020

    Royal Papworth one of three hospitals to provide programme commissioned by NHS Blood and Transplant and NHS England.

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  • COVID-19: Changing the way care is delivered

    3 September 2020

    The NHS is innovating to find new ways of safely treating people. Sleep centre patients can now pick-up equipment and learn how to use it without stepping foot inside our hospital.

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  • Royal Papworth and the University of Cambridge secure £1.5m for COVID-19 research

    28 August 2020

    New study will explore the COVID-19 immune response in NHS workers and hospitalised patients.

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  • Kaftrio: Turning around the lives of patients with cystic fibrosis

    26 August 2020

    Alex Stobbs, 30, has been taking Kaftrio since March, and says it has completely turned around his life.

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  • European regulators grant licence for use of ground-breaking cystic fibrosis drug

    24 August 2020

    The European Medicines Agency’s decision on Friday means that we can now begin the process of prescribing Kaftrio to eligible patients at Royal Papworth Hospital.

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  • Nurses shortlisted for two leading awards

    22 August 2020

    Charlotte Smith and the cystic fibrosis nursing team have been shortlisted in the Nursing Times Awards 2020.

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  • Royal Papworth Hospital signs up to NHS CHECK study

    19 August 2020

    The study aims to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting on the health and well-being of NHS staff.

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  • Transplant patient discharged with ‘new’ heart after seven month stay in hospital

    14 August 2020

    Richard Priest was admitted to Royal Papworth Hospital on New Year's Eve - 200 days later, he's heading home following a successful heart transplant.

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  • Top nurse tells COVID generation: “your NHS needs you”

    12 August 2020

    Ruth May, England's chief nurse, has issued a rallying call to people receiving their A-Level results on Thursday.

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  • Staff rally round critical care nurse whose bicycle was stolen in Cambridge

    6 August 2020

    A fundraising page to replace Ellie's bike reached its initial £300 target within 24 hours.

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  • Royal Papworth cardiologists perform hospital’s first MitraClip procedure to treat heart valve disorder

    4 August 2020

    The procedure also enables higher-risk patients who would be unsuitable for open-heart surgery to receive treatment and experience a significant improvement in symptoms and quality of life.

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  • Royal Papworth cardiologist awarded prestigious Cambridge University honour

    31 July 2020

    Dr Andrew Grace has received the title of Honorary Professor of Experimental Cardiology by the University of Cambridge.

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  • Ventilator sharing device for COVID-19 patients being tested by Royal Papworth and the Institute for Manufacturing

    22 July 2020

    The new device, which is also being developed in collaboration with Cambridge Design Partnership, allows one ventilator to be used by two patients more safely.

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  • Transplants return to normal levels following peak of coronavirus cases

    11 July 2020

    Lung and heart transplants were significantly reduced during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, but numbers have been returning back to normal.

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  • Non-executive director vacancy at Royal Papworth Hospital

    9 July 2020

    We are currently seeking a new non-executive director at Royal Papworth. Here, one of our existing NEDs, Cynthia Conquest, talks more about the role and what it involves.

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  • Inpatients rate experience at Royal Papworth as among the best in country

    3 July 2020

    Royal Papworth Hospital has been rated as one of the best-performing hospitals in the country for inpatient experience, according to a new report.

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  • Moving from ward nursing to critical care

    3 July 2020

    Interview with Siobhan Moore, Education Sister, about nursing careers within critical care.

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  • Special Spitfire plane to fly over Royal Papworth Hospital to mark the NHS’ 72nd birthday

    2 July 2020

    The Aircraft Restoration Company will fly the Spitfire over a number of NHS hospitals in the East of England on Sunday 5 July.

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  • NHS patients among first in Europe to benefit from landmark deal for cystic fibrosis treatment

    1 July 2020

    Sam Henman, Lead Nurse for Cystic Fibrosis at Royal Papworth Hospital, says the triple combination therapy, Kaftrio, has already produced 'amazing' results.

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  • Windrush descendant and lung transplant recipient urges others to talk about organ donation

    26 June 2020

    Michael Willis received a bilateral lung transplant in 2017 and has now won awards for his fundraising and awareness raising for organ donation

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  • Royal Papworth to Picadilly Circus

    25 June 2020

    Seven nurses from Royal Papworth are featured as part of the 'Rainbows for the NHS' campaign on the big screen at Picadilly Circus in central London

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  • Royal Papworth nurse features in new Gareth Malone BBC Two series

    23 June 2020

    Hannah Gingell, who is a nursing apprentice, appears in episode one of a new programme called 'The Choir: Singing for Britain'

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  • Cystic fibrosis and us: Luke Peters and Sammie Read

    19 June 2020

    Luke and Sammie have been CF patients at Royal Papworth Hospital for a combined 50 years. For CF week, they talk treatment, transplants and trail blazing.

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  • Royal Papworth Hospital Staff Awards 2020

    17 June 2020

    A celebration, recognising the staff at Royal Papworth Hospital

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  • COVID-19: My wife spent 16 days on a ventilator while I celebrated my 50th birthday alone

    12 June 2020

    Sadie and Liam Fountain, from Ramsey near Peterborough, share their story of coronavirus.

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  • Patient urges others not to delay seeking medical treatment during coronavirus pandemic

    8 June 2020

    Peter Kisgeretz initially underwent surgery to remove a tumour in his chest in March

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  • Cambridgeshire Trusts join COVID-19 vaccine trial 

    3 June 2020

    Royal Papworth Hospital is one of three NHS trusts based in Cambridgeshire that is recruiting staff to the COV002 trial

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  • Cambridgeshire company donates giant NHS love heart sign to Royal Papworth

    28 May 2020

    Local branch of The Christmas Decorators install 'loveNHS' sign to thank staff working at Royal Papworth Hospital.

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  • Final year student nurses start work early due to COVID-19 pandemic

    26 May 2020

    We speak to three final-year student nurses who started their careers early to support the NHS' response to COVID-19.

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  • Healthcare support worker on critical care experience

    23 May 2020

    Nnamdi has been spent several weeks on loan from our outpatients department to critical care to help care for COVID-19 patients

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  • Mental Health Awareness Week: Working from home

    22 May 2020

    Three of our staff who are working from home discuss their sudden change in working environment owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and how they have adapted to new challenges.

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  • From tennis professional to trainee surgeon: Daniel Gearon on mental health

    21 May 2020

    Dr Daniel Gearon is a surgical trainee at Royal Papworth Hospital. He has founded a new mental health charity for doctors and writes about his experience as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020.

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  • Lung transplant patient shares her story ahead of organ donation law change

    19 May 2020

    Michelle Hemmings received a single lung transplant at Royal Papworth Hospital in 2018 and now raises awareness of organ donation within the BAME community.

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  • Patients who became best friends while awaiting transplants welcome change in organ donation law

    19 May 2020

    The organ donation law change comes into force in England on Wednesday 20 May 2020

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  • ECMO: What is it and how is it supporting the COVID-19 surge?

    18 May 2020

    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation supports people who are in respiratory failure and has been vital during the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Family liaison team provides valuable service to patients and their families during COVID-19

    15 May 2020

    Royal Papworth's family liaison team comprises staff from across the Trust who have been redeployed owing to coronavirus

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  • Cambridgeshire NHS trusts work together in fight against COVID-19

    7 May 2020

    Senior clinicians have praised the way Royal Papworth and North West Anglia have worked together as “a great example of collaboration within the NHS.” 

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  • Physiotherapist shares his thoughts from the COVID-19 frontline

    2 May 2020

    Tom Walker is a physiotherapist at Royal Papworth Hospital and part of the team caring for critically ill coronavirus patients.

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  • Royal Papworth Hospital marks first anniversary of hospital move

    1 May 2020

    Today marks a year since we welcomed our first patients to our new hospital.

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  • Doctors concerned that patients needing urgent treatment are “too anxious to come into hospital”

    26 April 2020

    The number of patients coming to the hospital with a heart attack or being referred for suspected lung cancer has fallen by half.

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  • Former army serviceman heads home after successful heart transplant following five months in hospital

    24 April 2020

    Phill Hardwell’s survival described as ‘miraculous’ after he needed eight trips to theatre before his life-saving transplant.

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  • Junior doctor swaps respiratory for critical care to help tackle COVID-19

    23 April 2020

    Callum had been working within the cystic fibrosis team but has changed roles in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

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  • Stephen Hawking’s family donates ventilator to Royal Papworth Hospital

    22 April 2020

    Professor Hawking's daughter, Lucy, gifts her father's old privately-owned ventilator to help care for patients with COVID-19.

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  • First patient to undergo surgery after recovering from COVID-19 at Royal Papworth returns home

    20 April 2020

    Carole was discharged from hospital and reunited with her family last week after having an aortic valve replacement.

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  • Royal Papworth nurse discharged from hospital where she works after being treated for COVID-19

    18 April 2020

    Alison picked up coronavirus in the community and was transferred from her local hospital to Royal Papworth last weekend.

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  • Doctor describes a night shift in critical care

    16 April 2020

    Our consultant Dr Chinmay Patvardhan shares his experience of working in critical care during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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  • RECOVERY Trial: Royal Papworth recruits 50th coronavirus patient

    15 April 2020

    Royal Papworth Hospital has now recruited its 50th COVID-19 patient to the national RECOVERY Trial

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  • Ward nurse does her first shift in critical care on Easter Sunday

    12 April 2020

    We catch up with Hannah about her experience of joining the critical care team in the fight against COVID-19.

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  • Patient "ecstatic" to go home after recovering from COVID-19

    9 April 2020

    Jane Woollcott is now looking forward to celebrating her birthday next week after beating coronavirus

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  • Respiratory nurse moves to critical care to support our COVID-19 response

    7 April 2020

    One of our deputy sisters, Fiona Bruce, share her experience of working in our critical care department.

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  • Patient with COVID-19 dies at Royal Papworth Hospital

    4 April 2020
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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice for patients

    3 April 2020

    This page will be updated with latest news and guidance for inpatients, outpatients, and relatives.

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  • Royal Papworth Hospital saddened by death of comedian Eddie Large

    2 April 2020

    Large, whose real name was Edward McGinnis, had a heart transplant at Royal Papworth in 2003.

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  • Royal Papworth Hospital joins national trial to find COVID-19 treatment

    1 April 2020

    The RECOVERY Trial is being led by a team at the University of Oxford with contributions from over 100 hospitals across the UK.

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  • International Year of the Nurse and Midwife: Eamonn Gorman

    31 March 2020

    For March's edition of our monthly feature for 2020, we sat down with Eamonn, a registered nurse who now works in our digital department.

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  • Royal Papworth Hospital performs world-first transplant

    23 March 2020

    Patient Aaron Green now looking ahead to his wedding after receiving first-ever Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD) heart-lung transplant.

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  • Guidance for people who are extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

    23 March 2020

    Advice for Royal Papworth Hospital patients who are extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.

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  • Coronavirus: First confirmed patient cases at Royal Papworth Hospital

    19 March 2020

    Two cases of coronavirus have been identified on the inpatient wards.

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  • Coronavirus: Questions and advice for our transplant patients

    16 March 2020

    Useful advice and FAQs for our heart transplant and lung transplant patients at Royal Papworth Hospital

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  • In Focus: Infection prevention and control and tissue viability

    6 March 2020

    For the spring 2020 edition of our quarterly magazine, NewsBeat, we caught up with our infection prevention and control and tissue viability team to talk about the work they do at Royal Papworth Hospital.

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  • Patient gets married at Royal Papworth Hospital

    27 February 2020

    Liam and Sarah became husband and wife in a civil ceremony which took place in the hospital's critical care unit.

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  • HLRI Case Study: Steve Johnson

    27 February 2020

    Steve Johnson, the site manager for SDC and man responsible for overseeing much of the build, talks about what the HRLI will mean for him and his family.

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  • Official ground-breaking ceremony celebrates start of construction work on Heart and Lung Research Institute

    27 February 2020

    The Institute will create the largest cardiothoracic centre for research, education, industry collaboration, and clinical care in Europe.

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  • Coronavirus: Advice for patients

    25 February 2020
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  • International Year of the Nurse and Midwife: Marian Vidal Bermudez

    24 February 2020

    For February's edition of our monthly feature for 2020, we sat down with Marian, a surgical care practitioner working within our operating theatres.

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  • Former soldier reunited with army teammates

    14 February 2020

    The British Army and Royal Papworth came together on Thursday 13 February for a very special moment.

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  • Project Breathe patient case study: Kate Eveling

    31 January 2020

    Project Breathe aims to give our cystic fibrosis patients more control over their health and wellbeing. Kate reflects on her first six months on the scheme.

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  • Cystic fibrosis: can home monitoring improve the lives of patients?

    31 January 2020

    Project Breathe aims to investigate whether equipment and monitoring software can be used to change the way that care for CF patients is delivered.

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  • International Year of the Nurse and Midwife: Carole Buckley

    30 January 2020

    In the first of our monthly features, Carole Buckley tells us about her nursing career and current role as assistant director for quality and risk.

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  • Royal Papworth Hospital performs world-first surgery to treat lung cancer

    26 January 2020

    A team at Royal Papworth has become the first in the world to remove an entire lung using a pioneering surgical and anaesthetic technique.

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  • Tim Glenn appointed as new Chief Finance Officer

    24 January 2020

    Tim – who is currently Director of Finance at Cambridge University Hospitals – will join the Trust in April this year.

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  • Royal Papworth Hospital awarded £1.4m to fund nasal oxygen study

    22 January 2020

    The ‘Nasal High-flow Oxygen Therapy after Cardiac Surgery' (NOTACS) study will investigate the effect of administering high-flow oxygen to patients through their nose after cardiac surgery.

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  • Oak trees from old site planted at Royal Papworth’s new hospital

    20 January 2020

    Acorns from Royal Papworth's old site in Papworth Everard have been planted as oak trees at the new hospital in Cambridge

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  • New transplant technique means Shanice can look forward to the future

    17 January 2020

    It was the first time the lung transplant technique had been used in the UK, to treat Shanice's cystic fibrosis

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  • Cardioversion: Improving the quality of life for patients with irregular heart rhythms

    15 January 2020

    Cardioversion is a low-risk, non-invasive procedure for people who have heart rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation (AF). 

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  • Royal Papworth becomes UK’s first hospital to perform opioid-free thoracic anaesthesia

    18 December 2019

    Almost 200 patients have been treated using novel technique to help tackle opioid epidemic.

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  • Temporary interruption of booking service

    17 December 2019
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  • Royal Papworth Hospital announce former hospital site is back up for sale

    16 December 2019

    Sale of Papworth Everard site to Global Healthcare Real Estate Limited will not be going ahead.

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  • Royal Papworth Staff Awards 2020

    3 December 2019

    Vote for our most caring and compassionate staff member in the Royal Papworth Staff Awards 2020.

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  • National Lottery at 25: Royal Papworth benefits from two heritage projects

    18 November 2019

    On the 25th anniversary of the National Lottery, we celebrate some of the heritage projects it has helped to fund at Royal Papworth Hospital.

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  • Update: Cystic fibrosis drugs

    5 November 2019

    An update for our cystic fibrosis patients on the latest information regarding Orkambi, Symkevi and Kalydeco.

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  • Cystic fibrosis: Life-saving drugs Orkambi and Symkevi to be made available on the NHS

    24 October 2019

    Three drugs for cystic fibrosis will soon be available for Royal Papworth Hospital patients after a deal was struck between NHS England and the manufacturer

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  • Royal Papworth Hospital rated ‘Outstanding’ by Care Quality Commission

    16 October 2019

    Royal Papworth becomes first NHS Hospital Trust to be rated 'outstanding' across all five CQC domains

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  • Cell salvage: Returning a patient’s own blood during surgery

    7 October 2019

    Royal Papworth Hospital's patients are benefiting from a technique that sees them receive their own blood back during cardiac, thoracic and transplant surgery.

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  • Ten cyclists. Three hundred miles. And lots of rain.

    3 October 2019

    Hospital staff, patients and supporters ride from London to Paris to raise thousands for Royal Papworth Hospital Charity.

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  • IPF Week 2019: Patient stories

    20 September 2019
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  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: Listen To Our Lungs during IPF Week

    19 September 2019

    Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a devastating disease affecting more than 30,000 people in the UK. There is currently no cure.

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  • Governor Elections 2019: Results announced

    18 September 2019

    Results from Royal Papworth's Governor Elections announced

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  • Staff cheer on Sgt. Elizabeth Marks at London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships

    13 September 2019

    Some of the Critical Care team that looked after the Paralympic swimmer in 2014 were invited to surprise her at the London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships

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  • Organ Donation Week 2019

    2 September 2019

    Families are being urged to talk about organ donation ahead of the change in law in England in spring 2020

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  • Royal Papworth recruits 500th LuCID study patient

    29 August 2019

    Our thoracic oncology research team celebrated a big milestone this week for the Lung Cancer Indicator Detection (LuCID) study.

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  • Sir Terence English: Marking 40 years since the UK’s first successful heart transplant

    22 August 2019

    It was his last chance to prove that heart transplantation in the UK could work. Here, Sir Terence recalls the opposition, hostility and triumph involved in one of the most major medical breakthroughs of the 20th century.

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  • Keith Castle: Marking 40 years since the UK’s first successful heart transplant

    21 August 2019

    Keith Castle received the UK's first successful heart transplant in August 1979. His son, Keith Jr, remembers how his dad became an "overnight celebrity".

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  • Marking 40 years since the UK’s first successful heart transplant

    18 August 2019

    To mark the 40th anniversary of the UK's first successful heart transplant, performed at Royal Papworth Hospital, the surgeon and the patient’s son are to be reunited.

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  • Royal Papworth patient and Cambridge student to be subject of feature film

    15 August 2019

    Alex Stobbs, a Royal Papworth cystic fibrosis patient and Cambridge University student, is set to be made the subject of a new film.

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  • Royal Papworth announces winning bidder for former hospital site

    9 August 2019

    Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust announces that Global Healthcare Real Estate Ltd has won the bid to acquire its former hospital site

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  • Royal Papworth wins ‘Best Heart and Lungs Hospital’ at Transplant Games

    1 August 2019

    Royal Papworth has won the award at the British Transplant Games for the fourth consecutive year

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  • Georgia Moule: World Champion clay pigeon shooter

    30 July 2019

    Congratulations to our very own Georgia Moule who became Ladies' World Champion at a recent tournament in Ireland.

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  • British Transplant Games athlete profile: Susan Brown

    25 July 2019

    Royal Papworth Hospital will be taking its biggest-ever team to the 42nd British Transplant Games in Newport this week.

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  • British Transplant Games athlete profile: Lesley Burch

    25 July 2019

    Lesley is one of 39 athletes who will form part of Royal Papworth's biggest-ever team at the Westfield Health British Transplant Games.

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  • Governor roles available at Royal Papworth Hospital

    23 July 2019

    Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is looking for volunteers to help guide the hospital in its new home.

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  • Kickboxing her way to a fantastic fundraising total

    22 July 2019

    Black belt kickboxer, Helen Sharp, has raised £3,500 for Royal Papworth Hospital Charity after receiving a double lung transplant last year.

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  • Organ Donation and Transplantation Activity Report

    18 July 2019

    The highest ever number of organ donors have been recorded in 2018/19, despite a drop in the numbers of people eligible to donate.

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  • Cambridge Heart and Lung Research Institute receives major funding boost

    10 July 2019

    The Institute will draw together the highest concentration of heart and lung researchers and will be situated next to Royal Papworth Hospital.

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  • Her Majesty The Queen officially opens Royal Papworth’s new hospital

    9 July 2019

    Her Majesty The Queen officially opened Royal Papworth’s new hospital today (Tuesday 9 July).

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  • Inpatients list experience at Royal Papworth as among the best in country

    5 July 2019

    Royal Papworth Hospital has been listed as one of the best-performing hospitals in the country for inpatient experience, according to a new report.

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  • HM The Queen to officially open Royal Papworth Hospital

    3 July 2019

    Her Majesty The Queen will officially open the new Royal Papworth Hospital on Tuesday 9 July.

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  • Becky's pedal to Parliament

    1 July 2019

    Becky Hair, a physiotherapist at Royal Papworth, has been named as one of Cycling UK’s ‘100 Women in Cycling’ for 2019.

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  • Royal Papworth link with Cambridgeshire Fire Service recognised

    28 June 2019

    Royal Papworth’s long-standing link with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service has been recognised with a plaque presentation at the hospital

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  • New role for Royal Papworth's Dr Sarah Clarke

    26 June 2019

    Royal Papworth cardiologist Dr Sarah Clarke has been elected as the new clinical vice president at the Royal College of Physicians

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  • Papworth Haemostasis Checklist: Improving patient care and saving money

    24 June 2019

    The Papworth Haemostasis Checklist has improved patient care and saved money, and now it's also been nominated for a national award.

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  • New heart, new hospital and new home for first transplant patient

    11 June 2019

    “People say that moving house on its own is stressful enough, well, just before Mike had his heart attack we had put our house on the market"

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  • Old hospital equipment and furniture donated to charity

    7 June 2019

    Items from Royal Papworth's old site in Papworth Everard will be used by UK charities as well as a local school in Cambridgeshire.

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  • Woman who gave birth at Royal Papworth revisits theatre where daughter was born

    30 May 2019

    Clare Braybrook was 31 weeks pregnant when she was admitted to Royal Papworth Hospital with a life-threatening aortic dissection.

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  • Royal Papworth Hospital move to be shown on the BBC

    24 May 2019

    BBC's 'The One Show' will feature two films about Royal Papworth's move to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

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  • Patient from first operation recovering well at home

    22 May 2019

    Margaret Sharpe was the first person to be operated on at Royal Papworth’s new hospital.

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  • Increased emergency services presence at old Royal Papworth site

    16 May 2019

    Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service will temporarily use the old site for training.

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  • Organ donation Service of Remembrance at Ely Cathedral

    15 May 2019

    A special service to remember and give thanks to organ donors takes place at Ely Cathedral this Sunday

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  • International Nurses Day 2019

    13 May 2019

    Royal Papworth Hospital celebrates International Nurses Day

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  • Positive patient reaction to first week in new hospital

    10 May 2019

    After a week of treating people in our new hospital, patients have been sharing their experiences.

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  • Papworth Everard site closes

    7 May 2019

    Royal Papworth confirms the closure of its hospital in Papworth Everard, but staff will remain on site through until the summer.

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  • We are ready for our first patients

    1 May 2019

    The East of England Ambulance Service will now transport emergency heart attack patients to Royal Papworth’s new home on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus instead of the Papworth Everard site.

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  • Royal Papworth Hospital begins move period

    23 April 2019

    Royal Papworth Hospital today began its move period to its new hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. 

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  • Cath Lab team prepare for move with scenario training day

    22 April 2019

    Royal Papworth Hospital and air ambulance charity Magpas join forces to trial the emergency heart attack pathway at our new hospital. 

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  • New exercise bikes for Cystic Fibrosis Unit at Royal Papworth Hospital

    18 April 2019

    The Simon Cooper Foundation is raising funds to buy 24 new exercise bikes for Royal Papworth Hospital.

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  • Commemorative run to mark Royal Papworth move

    12 April 2019

    A group of runners – including many Trust staff – took part in a commemorative run to mark our hospital move and say goodbye to our current site

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  • Atrial fibrillation: AcQMap device revolutionises treatment for patients

    9 April 2019

    The 25mm AcQMap tool collects information about the heart’s performance, helping to create more accurate, bespoke treatment.

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  • John Wallwork receives lifetime achievement award

    3 April 2019

    Professor John Wallwork has been honoured for his contribution to heart and lung transplantation

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  • Patients react positively to first public tours of Royal Papworth’s new hospital

    26 March 2019

    More than 100 members of the public were given a guided tour of the key areas of the new hospital as part of the Cambridge Science Festival

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  • Patient donates cell saver machine to Royal Papworth Hospital

    21 March 2019

    Mike was the 37th patient to receive a new heart through the hospital’s world-leading DCD programme.

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  • New organ donation law given Royal Assent

    18 March 2019

    "This is fantastic news because it is another step on the path towards society accepting that organ donation is the norm"

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  • Staff Awards: Winners announced

    15 March 2019

    The Royal Papworth Hospital Staff Awards 2019, sponsored by Philips, took place on Thurdsay 14 March

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  • Baby born at Royal Papworth Hospital

    11 March 2019

    Annabelle, who was born on Wednesday 30 January, is likely to be the final baby born at Royal Papworth’s current site in Papworth Everard

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  • Royal Papworth Hospital wins top transplant award

    6 March 2019

    Judges praised the ‘entire hospital staff for a number of reasons, not least completing five transplants in 36 hours'

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  • NHS England CIO visits Royal Papworth's new hospital

    1 March 2019

    “The main reason for inviting Will was to showcase the hospital and the technology that will be used to benefit our patients."

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  • Help stop the spread of flu and norovirus this winter

    25 February 2019
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  • In Focus: Occupational Therapy

    22 February 2019

    The team primarily focuses on maximising patient independence

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  • Royal Papworth Hospital recruits first patient for new CoMICS Trial

    22 February 2019

    “We are honoured to be asked to be involved in this international study.”

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  • Marius Berman: Royal Papworth surgeon appointed to leading national transplant role

    13 February 2019

    Marius Berman has been appointed as the Associate National Clinical Lead for Organ Retrieval for NHS Blood and Transplant

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  • Staff awards 2019: Shortlist announced

    8 February 2019

    The shortlist for the Royal Papworth Staff Awards 2019 has been announced, having been whittled down from 350 nominations

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  • Royal Papworth Hospital performs its 2,000th pulmonary endarterectomy procedure

    6 February 2019

    Royal Papworth's PTE service began in 1996 and the hospital remains the only UK centre offering the treatment

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  • First patient given tour of new Royal Papworth Hospital

    30 January 2019

    John Curtis, who has been treated at Royal Papworth since 2014, says he was 'blown away' by the new hospital's facilities

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  • A look inside the new Royal Papworth Hospital

    25 January 2019

    With three months to go until we move, construction work on our new hospital building is now complete.

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  • Respiratory failure experts at Royal Papworth Hospital to trial new blood testing method

    22 January 2019

    Clinicians are aiming to find out if a new method of blood testing can simplify treatment for patients with respiratory failure

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  • Royal Papworth leads the way in UK cardiothoracic surgery survival rates

    21 January 2019

    A newly published report shows that Royal Papworth Hospital has the best cardiac surgery survival rates in the NHS

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  • Thoracic surgery for lung cancer survival rates best in UK

    16 January 2019

    Royal Papworth among the best survival rates for thoracic surgery for lung cancer in the country

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  • Royal Papworth Hospital celebrates 40 years of heart transplantation

    14 January 2019

    January 1979 marks four decades since the hospital's first heart transplant

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  • Royal Papworth Hospital implants its first revolutionary heart monitoring device

    9 January 2019

    Doctors believe CardioMEMS devices will reduce the risk of long and expensive hospital admissions

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  • Rapid NSTEMI: Heart attack patients benefit from quicker, safer treatment

    3 January 2019

    Seventy-one heart attack patients have already benefitted from quicker, safer treatment as part of a project to improve cardiology services across the region. 

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  • Yvonne retires from Royal Papworth – 65 years after starting work here

    29 November 2018

    Secretary arrived at the hospital straight from school in 1953.

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  • Royal Papworth Staff Awards 2019

    26 November 2018

    Vote for our most caring and compassionate staff member in the Royal Papworth Staff Awards 2019.

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  • Former nurses return to profession at Royal Papworth

    23 November 2018

    Meet the nurses who are updating their knowledge - and bringing new skills back to the hospital.

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  • Blood test results shared electronically between Royal Papworth and CUH

    21 November 2018

    The interface marks the first ever connection between Lorenzo and the Epic electronic patient record system.

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  • Royal Papworth surgeons perform new life-saving heart transplant operation on 50th patient

    13 November 2018

    DCD heart transplant programme reaches hospital milestone

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  • Royal Papworth Hospital’s pioneering cancer surgery is a European first

    9 November 2018

    The new technique - which was used to remove a chest tumour - had only been performed once before, in China.

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  • Royal Papworth Hospital team wins award for digital transformation

    8 November 2018

    Department took top prize in the Tech Project of the Year category at the Health Tech Newspaper Awards 2018.

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  • Occupational therapists raise awareness of their unique and vital role

    7 November 2018

    5-11 November is Occupational Therapy Week 2018

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  • Hospital’s first Impella procedure

    1 November 2018

    Team successfully treat heart patient's blocked artery using new implant technique.

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  • Staff in the saddle for Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Week charity push

    26 October 2018

    Along the cycling route, a series of inspirational and educational awareness events are being held for those impacted by Pulmonary Hypertension.

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  • National Allied Health Professionals (AHP) Day

    15 October 2018

    Occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, dietitians and radiographers were among the AHPs taking part in a special event.

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  • Trainees rate surgery training at Royal Papworth best in country

    10 October 2018

    Results 'not just the best for cardiothoracic surgery in the UK, but the best of any surgical specialty'

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  • Royal Papworth Hospital’s cancer service is among best in country, according to patients

    5 October 2018

    Patients described their care at the hospital as “compassionate”, “exceptional” and “creative”.

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  • Papworth Trials Unit Collaboration achieves full registration 

    4 October 2018

    Hospital unit supporting clinical trials and research studies endorsed by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration.

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  • Pippa’s cookbook project raises hundreds for hospital charity

    21 September 2018

    Transplant patient raises £1,800 for Royal Papworth Hospital Charity.

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  • Mum gets 1 in 10,000 chance at life

    12 September 2018

    A mum of three who had a tiny chance of receiving a new heart is recovering from her transplant.

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  • Organ Donation Week 2018

    4 September 2018

    Five patients whose lives were saved in record-breaking 36 hours of transplants urge others to sign NHS Organ Donor Register

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  • Patient athletes retain trophy for Best Heart & Lungs hospital at British Transplant Games

    10 August 2018

    Royal Papworth turned out its biggest ever team, with 35 athletes and more than 30 enthusiastic supporters cheering them on.

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  • New staff accommodation at Waterbeach is now open

    20 July 2018

    Visitors commented on how "spacious and modern" the new living areas are.

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  • Local students take part in work experience programme

    19 July 2018

    Last week we hosted 14 year-10 pupils from local schools and colleges as part of a one-week work experience programme.

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  • Keith Castle’s son pays tribute as NHS celebrates 70th birthday

    5 July 2018

    'We didn’t really think about the fact history had been made with the transplant – we were just delighted with the fact that it had kept dad alive.'

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  • Physio's exercise challenge will raise awareness in CF Week

    15 June 2018

    The hospital’s Cystic Fibrosis Unit is planning a series of activities to mark CF Week (18-24 June).

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  • Royal Papworth Hospital top for inpatient care

    15 June 2018

    Royal Papworth Hospital is leading the way when it comes to inpatient care, according to a new report released today (Wednesday 13 June).

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  • BBC documentary to explore how Royal Papworth Hospital 'changed our world'

    15 June 2018

    A new BBC documentary, exploring the past, present and future of Royal Papworth Hospital is due to be screened this month. (15 June 2018)

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  • Royal Papworth surgeons to be honoured at ITV NHS Heroes Awards

    14 May 2018

    In 2015 Royal Papworth surgeons successfully performed Europe's first heart transplant using a DCD (Donation after Circulatory Death) donor heart.

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