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Who we are

Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust is dedicated to supporting innovation in patient care at Addenbrooke's and the Rosie hospitals.

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust is the only registered charity dedicated to supporting innovation in patient care across Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Whether it’s treatment for an emergency, acute condition, pregnancy or long term illness, we believe that every patient deserves the highest quality of care available.

Thanks to the immensely generous support of our donors, Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals can provide a level of patient care beyond that which can be delivered by NHS funding alone and make projects happen sooner or to a greater degree than might have otherwise been possible.

Charitable donations fund high-tech equipment, specialist staff, extra comforts and vital research to find potential cures and help save lives locally, nationally and worldwide. 

Addenbrooke’s & the Rosie hospitals

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) consists of Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals.
CUH is:

  • a leading national centre for specialist treatment;
  • a government-designated comprehensive biomedical research centre;
  • one of only five academic health science centres in the UK,
  • and a university teaching hospital with a worldwide reputation.

Building on these different elements, CUH’s vision is to be one of the best academic healthcare organisations in the world. The Trust’s priorities focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Its values – kind, safe and excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way the Trust works and behaves.

History of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus


Addenbrooke’s is a 1,000-bed teaching hospital that sees around 700,000 patient admissions per year. It provides acute and specialist healthcare services for our local and regional population. Its philosophy of care explores smarter more efficient ways of working and puts its patients at the centre of this care. ACT’s aim is to make a difference for these patients by providing additional state-of-the-art equipment, specialist staff, environmental enhancements and research to support patient care. 

Find out how your support benefits patients.

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