Addenbrookes Hospital

The Slow Death of the NHS.

Paul Saunders | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Saunders

The messianic drive of this right wing government to destroy an institution that was running well and was highly rated around the world must be brought to a halt. There is a great deal of truth in that old adage "you don't miss it until it is gone". Cameron and his cronies would love you to be in that situation.

What Can We Learn From the Failure at Addenbrooke's Hospital?

Andrew Laird | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK
Andrew Laird

That one of the jewels in the NHS's crown has ended up on a list of high-profile failures has come as a shock to many. The branding of Addenbrooke's Hospital as 'inadequate' by health regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), raises serious issues about the way hospitals are run. How can a hospital that was considered one of the safest two years ago, now be in special measures?

Jack Sommers

Why This Failing Hospital Should Make Us 'Very Anxious' About The NHS | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

A world-class hospital that is failing despite its top-rated care for patients reflects problems that should make us "very, very anxious" about the NH...

The Hippocratic Paradox: When Is Resuscitating a Patient Doing Them Harm?

Elizabeth Dzeng | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Dzeng

I feel that the UK is at a crossroads in much the same way that the US was several decades ago. High profile court cases surrounding patient rights at the end of life catalyzed a set of changes, which led to America's current system of aggressive treatments at all costs regardless of futility or clinical common sense.

NHS Trust 'Performed Surgery On Wrong Person'

PA | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK

The health watchdog has been forced to take action against a hospital trust which performed a surgery on the wrong patient. Within a month, Cambrid...

Cambridge IVF Offers New Hope For UK Couples

Graeme Keeton | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Graeme Keeton

The extended Rosie maternity hospital at the Addenbrooke's site in Cambridge is something that I have mentioned before, and whilst there is undoubtedly a huge buzz in the area around its opening towards the end of June, the sad fact is, that for many couples, the chances of them ever welcoming in their own child there are quite small.

Everybody Means Everybody

Graeme Keeton | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Graeme Keeton

You don't have climb Everest or eat a giant cactus for your cause (although either of those things would be awesome). It doesn't matter what your day job is, if you're driven enough to help and to make a change, then there's always, always something that you can do. Just think about it.

Organ Donors Should Have Funeral Expenses Paid By NHS, Report Suggests

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK

The NHS should consider paying for the funerals of organ donors to deal with a chronic shortage of organs, a report has suggested. There are curren...

Man Sues Hospital Trust Over 'Do Not Resuscitate' Claims

PA | Posted 26.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A man is suing a hospital trust over his claims that medics twice put "do not resuscitate" orders on his wife's medical notes wit...