50 years of Liver Transplant operations

For nearly 10 years after the first liver transplant at Addenbrooke’s in 1968, Denver and Cambridge were the only two centres with regular programs of clinical liver transplantation; today in the UK alone there are seven. Patient care for recipients of a liver transplant has developed into a multi-disciplinary team approach including: hepatologists, liver transplant …

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The first successful Liver Transplant operation at Addenbrooke’s

On 2 May 1968, Professor of Surgery, Sir Roy Calne, performed the first successful liver transplant in Europe at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The patient was a 46-year-old woman with hepatocellular carcinoma, a primary form of liver cancer; the donor was a child with viral meningitis. When the details of the donor and recipient were discussed amongst …

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50th anniversary of the first successful European liver transplant

Today in 1968 the first successful European liver transplant was carried out at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, on Trumpington Street, Cambridge, and to mark this groundbreaking event we have created a new display in the Hospital Museum. On 2 May 1968, Professor of Surgery, Sir Roy Calne, performed the first successful liver transplant in Europe at Addenbrooke’s …

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New ward for poorly babies opened at the Rosie in 2015

On 22 April 2015 the Charles Wolfson Ward officially opened  in the Rosie to care for  vulnerable babies and their parents. The ward previously know as Christine Ward was opened by The Hon. Andrew and Mrs Orly Wolfson of the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust  which was made possible thanks to £296,000 raised by Addenbrooke’s Charitable …

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The start of nursing training at Addenbrooke’s

A few weeks ago I mentioned Alice Fisher who was Matron of Addenbrooke’s from 1877-1882. Before her appointment the Board of Governors reported in 1876 - after the departure of a fourth matron in 8 years, and the decline of household management of the hospital - a committee was formed to discuss ‘matronship’ and appointment …

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