Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) is one of the largest and best known hospitals in the UK. The Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie, offering general and specialist and women’s and maternity care respectively. Cambridge University Hospitals is proven as one of the UK’s leading hospitals largely thanks to their nurses and healthcare assistants. In 2023, Cambridge University Hospitals was awarded the prestigious “NHS Pastoral Care Quality Award” for their outstanding support to international nurses & midwives.

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

  • a leading national centre for specialist treatment for rare or complex conditions
  • a government-designated biomedical research centre
  • one of only five academic health science centres in the UK
  • a university teaching hospital with a worldwide reputation
  • a partner in the development of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Their service is about people — staff, patients, partners and the public. Their values – kind, safe, excellent –  underpin every aspect of work in the Trust and set their standards not just to their patients but to each other as colleagues…their values are a moral compass. The foundation of our behaviour is the simple idea: treat others as you would be treated yourself.

CUH’s vision is to “be one of the best academic healthcare organisations in the world.”

Nurses play a crucial role in every patient’s care, and it’s that understanding that helps us develop and keep some of the country’s best. Skilled, dedicated professionals from all walks of life, CUH nurses are getting better all the time, with courses like acute trauma care, management and a host of Trust-supported degrees.

In 2013, the Trust established a Chair in Clinical Nursing Research at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine in conjunction with the Florence Nightingale Foundation with the remit of further developing nursing research capacity and capability here. Professor Christi Deaton, who took up this role, is clear on the important message this sends: “When I came to CUH I was pleased to find so much support for nursing research, many nurses engaged in research, and many activities already in place. This is absolutely the best place to be if you are a nurse who wants to advance nursing knowledge, and generate and use evidence to improve patient care”.

The Rosie women’s hospital 

Part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest and best-known trusts in the country.

It provides maternity and neonatal services to the local population of Cambridgeshire, extending to parts of North Essex, East and North Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Bedfordshire. Specialist services in high risk obstetrics, fetal and maternal medicine and neonatal intensive care are provided for the whole of the eastern region. 

It has recently undergone a multi-million pound extension to meet the needs of the region’s growing population. The ‘new’ Rosie includes an expanded birth centre and one of the biggest neonatal units in the UK, and is fully integrated with the existing Rosie hospital to help to ensure the Trust can deliver care in modern facilities that meet the needs of women and their families, providing greater patient choice and further improving patient experience. On 24th May 2013 we were delighted and proud to welcome Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, to officially open the new Rosie hospital. 

Addenbrooke’s hospital

Addenbrooke’s provides emergency, surgical and medical care for local people and is also a regional centre of excellence for specialist services such as organ transplantation, neurosciences, paediatrics and genetics. 

Their Paediatric’s services are exceptional. Children’s services at Addenbrooke’s is a regional service for many specialties, and the local paediatric centre for the population of Cambridge and surrounding areas.

They admit approximately 3,500 patients a year and, therefore, offer a wide range of experience in both children’s medicine and surgery. For individual clinic and ward contact details, please see the pages for their specific information.

Location and cost of living

Cambridge is one of the U.K.’s most desirable cities to live in. Full of history and with its picturesque evironment, Cambridge has plenty to offer whether you are moving to the U.K. solo or with your family.

The city is known for being the home of one of best and oldest universities in the world. It has an energetic vibe and is only a 50 minute train journey away from the centre of London. Cambridge is certainly a trendy location to start your new life in the U.K. It is a city where all services run smoothly, crime rates are low and public and private schools are excellent.

Cambridge is an affordable place to live in comparison to other areas closer to London, with plenty of green spaces and beautiful parks. Punting on the River Cam is one of the main attractions in Cambridge, but you can also visit some fantastic museums, attend some of its many year round events or simply go on a beautiful cycle around the area.

Click here to learn more about the Cost of Living in Cambridge.

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