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Cambridge University Hospitals (Addenbrooke’s and Rosie Hospitals) have advised as the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop rapidly, they have taken the very difficult decision to stop all visiting of patients in the hospital.

This will enable the Trust to take all necessary precautions to protect patients and staff and is in line with actions taken by other hospitals across the country.

As part of the national response to the coronavirus outbreak, Royal Papworth Hospital are working with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group to ensure that they have as many beds available as possible across the region to care for patients with severe respiratory problems when the number of infections peaks.

Therefore, in line with well-established plans for situations like this, they have suspended all non-urgent elective operations and non-urgent outpatient treatment from Friday 20 March for at least three months. Some other procedures are likely to be rescheduled before then so they can train our staff and adapt certain areas. Urgent and emergency cases and cancer treatment will be carrying on as normal.

In line with national guidance to stay at home and to protect patients and staff, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) have taken the very difficult decision to stop all visiting of patients on CPFT wards and inpatient units. They can now only allow one visitor – an immediate family member or carer – in the exceptional circumstances until further notice:

At the University of Cambridge, researchers and experts are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in a vareity of ways from developing trials to helping source Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).