Cambridge University Hospital

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Trust, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ


College Tutors: Dr Gautam Ambegaonkar & Dr Shazia Hoodbhoy

About Addenbrookes and the Rosie

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) is one of the largest and best known hospitals in the UK. The foundation of our care is the simple idea: treat others as you would be treated yourself. The Trust comprises Addenbrooke's and the Rosie, offering general and specialist and women's, maternity and neonatal care respectively. Addenbrooke's is a centre of medical excellence.

As an internationally known university teaching hospital, it is a natural centre for specialist services dealing with rare or complex conditions needing the most modern facilities, up-to-date treatment and the best doctors.

Many of the hospital's specialists are leaders in their fields. This means that care is of the highest standard and that local patients benefit from having this concentration of medical expertise on their doorstep.

Through Addenbrooke's, the Trust provides emergency, surgical and medical services for children and families living in the Cambridge area. We are a centre of excellence for a variety of regional specialist services within paediatrics, including

- Allergy

- Cardiology

- Dermatology

- Endocrinology

- Ear, Nose & Throat

- Gastroenterology

- Haematology

- Neonatal Intensive Care and Acute Neonatal Transfer services

- Neurology

- Ophthalmology

- Orthopaedics

- Paediatric Intensive care

- Plastic Surgery (including cleft lip and palate services)

- Respiratory

- Rheumatology

- General paediatric surgery



As well as delivering care through Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie, CUH is also:

- a university teaching hospital with a worldwide reputation

- a government-designated biomedical research centre

- one of only five academic health science centres in the UK

- partner in the development of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus


Travel Information:

Cambridge is 60 miles north of London and is easily accessible by road from major ports and airports. The CUH campus is on the southern fringe of Cambridge, about six kilometres from the city centre. The hospital is easily accessible by public transport. The hospital has its own bus station and numerous buses, including the guided bus, connect the site with the rest of Cambridge and the surrounding area. The railway station is an easy walk or short bus ride away. Cambridge is famous as a cycling town. There is easy access to the campus by bicycle and many cycle racks at entrances and other points. There is also car parking available on site.

By car: The campus is located just off J11 of the M11. Major trunk roads to the area are the M11, A11, A10 and A14. The A14 also links to the A1 providing excellent access to the Midlands and north of England.

By train or bus: Regular trains from London and other towns and cities (<1 hour journey time from London King’s Cross station on the Great Northern service)



Services for Children and Young People

Information about the service

- Number of beds for children + young people =100

- Number of wards =6

- Number of paediatric consultants =66

- Number of nurses on paediatric wards 252.81 WTE

- number of children seen in A&E: 21,160

-Total number of admissions ~3500 per year

  • Total number of neonatal cots: 40
    • Level 1 :14
    • Level 2 :12
    • Level 3 :14
  • Total number of admissions to neonatal service  ~1000 per year


Departmental Strengths & reasons to join the CUH Team:

- Very supportive Consultant and Nursing colleagues.

- Excellent learning opportunities within specialist Multidisciplinary teams

- Wide variety of specialist clinics,

- Level 3 Rheumatology outpatient experience.

- Excellent training opportunities in Oncology

-SPIN rotation in Neurology: Excellent training and exposure to specialist Epilepsy clinics, EEG meetings, Movement assessment clinics, and specialist Neuromuscular and Neurofibromatosis clinics.

- SPIN rotation in Respiratory: Specialist CF clinics, Asthma clinics, Sleep studies exposure. –

- SPIN rotation in Endocrine and Gastroenterology.

- Respiratory GRID training centre

- Neurodisability GRID training centre.

- Neonatal GRID training centre with neonatal emergency transfer experience

- Main site for University of Cambridge clinical school: Excellent opportunities to teach undergraduates in ward based and seminar teachings.

- Regular SIM training: Opportunities to develop and participate in SIM scenarios –

- Encouragement to participate in audits, guideline development, governance and research projects.

- Trainees get opportunities to present their work in national and international conferences.

Things to do in Cambridge:

...'home of the famous University, carols in King's College Chapel and punting on the river Cam. Cambridge is a compact cosmopolitan city with outstanding architecture old and new. The beauty of its ancient centre is preserved with its walkable medieval streets, college courts, gardens and bridges.'