News

09.07.19

HM The Queen officially opens Royal Papworth Hospital

Her Majesty The Queen has officially opened the new Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge today (9 July).

During her visit, HM The Queen met with staff and patients and was shown some of the state-of-the-art facilities at the leading specialist heart and lung hospital.

More than 9,000 patients have been through the outpatients departments since the hospital opened on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus in May. Clinicians have carried out more than 2,000 procedures in that time.

READ MORE: Duke of Cambridge discusses mental health at The Royal Marsden hospital

The visit of HM The Queen follows the hospital receiving a royal title in 2017, becoming the Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Speaking prior to the visit, Professor John Wallwork, chairman of Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It will be a huge honour to welcome Her Majesty to our hospital on 9 July. We are all very excited to show off our fantastic new building and demonstrate the amazing levels of care our patients receive.

“For us it will be lovely for our staff to have the opportunity to meet HM The Queen and explain how the work they do makes such a difference to people’s lives.

Chief executive at Royal Papworth, Stephen Posey, added: “Our move to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus was an incredibly complex project which was successfully delivered through hard work, dedication and amazing team work.

“In less than three weeks, we transferred the services and equipment of a world class hospital to our new home and most importantly ensured our patients were safe and comfortable throughout the move.

“The visit of Her Majesty will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase what we have achieved and we are all very much looking forward to the day.”

(Header image credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire/PA Images)

Comments

There are no comments. Why not be the first?

Add your comment

 

national health executive tv

more videos >

latest news

View all News

comment

NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

23/09/2019NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

Reason to celebrate as NHS says watching rugby can be good for your mental ... more >
Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Bei... more >

editor's comment

26/06/2020Adapting and Innovating

Matt Roberts, National Health Executive Editorial Lead. NHE May/June 2020 Edition We’ve been through so much as a health sector and a society in recent months with coronavirus and nothing can take away from the loss and difficulties that we’ve faced but it vital we also don’t disregard the amazing efforts we’ve witnessed. Staff have gone above and beyond, whole hospitals and trusts have flexed virtually at will to meet demand and pressures and we’ve... read more >

last word

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad, president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), sits down with National Health Executive as part of our Last Word Q&A series. Would you talk us throu more > more last word articles >

interviews

Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

11/09/2020Organ Donation Week: Having the conversation

As part of Organ Donation Week, NHE’s Matt Roberts spoke with our Man... more >

the scalpel's daily blog

NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

18/09/2020NICE’s support for rebuilding capacity in non-Covid health services

Paul Chrisp, Director of the Centre for Guidelines, NICE When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK’s shores earlier this year, the NHS responded quickly, diverting and ... more >
read more blog posts from 'the scalpel' >

healthcare events

events calendar

back

September 2020

forward
mon tue wed thu fri sat sun
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11

featured articles

View all News