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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings
Important: Services have been transferred to this provider from another provider

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Background to this inspection

Updated 26 February 2019

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest trusts in the United Kingdom. The trust is a 1,268-bedded teaching hospital, which provides acute and specialist healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

Addenbrooke's Hospital provides emergency, surgical and medical care for local people and is the Major Trauma Centre (MTC) for the East of England region. It is a regional centre providing specialist services such as organ transplantation, cancer, neurosciences, paediatrics and genetics. Based on the same site as Addenbrooke's, the Rosie Hospital is a regional centre for maternity care.

CUH also provides satellite and outreach services at other locations to meet the needs of patients; for example, in other hospitals, GP practices and patient’s own homes.

The hospital campus opened in 1962 and became a foundation trust in July 2004. The trust serves an estimated population of around 578,264 and employs approximately 10,132 members of staff.

The trust has 1,165 inpatient beds and 103 day care beds; of these, 142 are paediatric beds (122 inpatient and 20 day case) and 54 inpatient wards. In addition, the number of outpatient clinics per week at Addenbrookes is 1,565 and 108 outpatient clinics per week at the Rosie.

Overall inspection


Updated 26 February 2019

Our rating of the trust stayed the same. We rated it as good because:

  • We rated safe and effective as good, caring and well-led as outstanding and responsive as requires improvement.
  • We rated three of the core services we inspected at this inspection as good overall and one as outstanding.
  • In rating the trust, we considered the current ratings of the four core services we had not inspected this time. Whilst the trust had improved, there remained a rating of requires improvement for responsive.
  • Although the trust was outstanding in the caring domain and the well-led domain, the trust was rated as good overall because the responsive domain remained as a rating of requires improvement.