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Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Papworth is due to relocate from its current site at Papworth Everard to the Campus in 2017.

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Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Overview Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK's largest specialist cardiothoracic hospital and the country's main heart and lung transplant centre. The hospital treats over 22,800 inpatient and day cases and 53,400 outpatients each year from across the UK. Services are internationally recognised and include cardiology, respiratory medicine, and cardiothoracic surgery and transplantation.
History and background The history of Papworth Hospital began with the Cambridgeshire Tuberculosis Colony which was founded in the village of Bourn in 1916 by Sir Pendrill Varrier-Jones and later expanded to Papworth Hall in 1918. In addition to treatment and rehabilitation, patients were offered access to financial support and paid work thereby facilitating longer-term treatment and recovery from the disease. The hospital was inherited by the newly formed National Health Service in 1948 and quickly established itself as one of the region's leading hospitals initially developing thoracic surgery followed by cardiac surgery and cardiology. In 1979, Papworth Hospital gained national attention when Sir Terence English performed the UK's first successful heart transplant.
Structure Papworth's internationally recognised cardiothoracic services fall into six categories:
1. Cardiac services
2. Thoracic services
3. Transplant services
4. Radiology services
5. Pathology services
6. Theatres, critical care and anaesthetics services
The Trust in detail in 2009/10• 276 beds
• 1628 staff
• Around 150 volunteers
• 70, 787 patients treated
• 5 operating theatres
• 5 angiographic suites
• 2 CT scanners
• 1 MRI scanner
• 10 inpatient wards
• 2 day wards
Milestones 1960 First operation using a heart and lung bypass machine
1962 First heart valve inserted in a patient
1967 First transvenous permanent cardiac pacemaker inserted
1979 First UK successful heart transplantation
1982 Coronary angioplasty commences
1984 UK’s first successful heart and lung transplantation; and Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit opens
1985 World’s first transbronchial biopsy to detect rejection in lung transplants
1986 World’s first heart, lung and liver transplant
1988 Papworth’s first single lung transplant
1991 First implantable defibrillator inserted 1991; and first bi-lateral lung transplant
1992 The Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre opens; and first Ventricular Assist Device implant
1993 First operation using a heart laser
1994 The adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre opens
1994 First implantable LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) operation
1996 1,000th transplant patient
1997 First percutaneous myocardial laser therapy for the treatment of refractory angina
2001 UK National Centre for pulmonary endarterectomy surgery established
2004 25 years of heart transplant
2005 Longest surviving heart transplant patient celebrates 25 years and longest surviving heart and lung transplant patient celebrates 20 years
2006 UK’s first beating heart transplant
2008 24/7 ‘Heart Attack Centre’ commences known as the Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI) Service
2009 First subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-CID) implanted
2009 500th Pulmonary endarterectomy operation carried out
Aug 2011 UK's 1st Total Artificial Heart Implant Patient goes home
New buildingCurrently located in the village of Papworth, the hospital is planning to re-locate to the Biomedical Campus in 2017. The vision is to build a 310-bed, purpose-built hospital with virtually 100% single rooms. The £165million project is being funded from private finance and public sector funding. Additionally, a Heart and Lung Research Institute, a joint venture between Papworth Hospital and the University of Cambridge, will be built on the campus adjacent to the new Hospital. It is anticipated that the construction will commence in early 2015. The construction and commissioning phase is expected to be complete by late 2017.

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