Anthony Browne, MP for South Cambridgeshire backed the Cambridge Children’s Hospital at today’s launch of their new campaign ‘A Whole New Way’.
Designed to integrate mental health, physical health and channel research, the specialist hospital would bring together Cambridge University Hospitals, the Cambridge & Peterborough Foundation Trust and the University of Cambridge Department of Paediatrics. By bringing together top scientists from around the world, clinicians would be able to explore new ways of diagnosing and treating some of the most challenging diseases of childhood.
Mr Browne has been involved in assisting the project and will continue to seek further funding for the project, which has already received £100 million of in public funding, announced by Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in 2020. The goal is for the new hospital to be built by 2025.
Anthony Browne MP commented: “This project has the potential to become a crown jewel in Cambridgeshire’s already world-leading medical and research sector.
“Melding research and care is an innovation in itself, and offers a unique opportunity for collaboration between researchers and clinicians to have a global impact on healthcare. This whole new way of thinking has the potential to become a beacon of hope for children around the world.
“This is the kind of project which only comes around once in a lifetime – it is not only my duty to support it but a privilege too. I will continue to do all I can to assist in bringing the Cambridge Children’s Hospital project to fruition.”
For more information on the new hospital go to www.cambridgechildrens.org.uk.
Anthony meeting Campaign Board Members including Dame Mary Archer at the proposed Children's Hospital site in 2020
Photographed – left to right
Dame Mary Archer, Co-Chair, Cambridge Children’s Hospital
Anthony Browne, MP for South Cambridgeshire
Prof. David Rowitch, Head, Cambridge University Department of Paediatrics
Claire Stoneham, Director Strategy and Major Projects Cambridge University Hospitals
Shelly Thake, CEO, Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust