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New Papworth Hospital

The project so far

In May 2014, the new purpose-built Papworth Hospital was given the go-ahead by HM Treasury. For the full story, including the press release from the Treasury, click here.

To see other significant milestones in the new Papworth Hospital project see below.

The Department of Health confirmed its approval in October. Papworth Hospital announced its intention to appoint its preferred bidder, Skanska, in December. read more...

Final bids were submitted by Bouygues and Skanska in late 2012.

In July 2011, following the evaluation of the interim bids from the three consortia, The Bouygues Consortium and Skanska were selected to proceed to the next stage of the procurement process. read more...

The Papworth Hospital Board of Directors agreed that the project to relocate Papworth Hospital to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus would move to the next stage. As a result an advert was placed in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) on 3 August 2010 outlining the project.

An information event was held for potential bidders for the new hospital in September 2010.

On 1 November 2010 the Board of Directors agreed to shortlist Apex Health, The Bouygues Consortium and Skanska. The three consortia will work closely with the Trust to develop plans for the new hospital. read more... 

In October 2009 outline planning consent was granted for the Cambridge Biomedical Campus including New Papworth Hospital and Monitor re-confirmed their approval. read more...

In 2008 the project was reviewed and approved by Monitor, the regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts.

The public sector comparator design for the new hospital was created.

In October 2005 Papworth’s Board of Directors and the lead Primary Care Trusts decided that the best option for the provision of care for patients of Papworth Hospital and for research into heart and lung diseases was to move to a site adjacent to Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrooke's Hospital) and the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

There were a number of factors that contributed to the decision to relocate to Cambridge.

  • An ageing patient population
  • The development of new research programmes
  • The development of services

    The Trust carried out formal public consultation on the redevelopment of the hospital and also led the consultation on behalf of the Primary Care Trusts (PCTs).
    Two options were consulted on:

  • Redeveloping on the existing Papworth Everard hospital site.
  • Moving to the CBC, adjacent to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the University of Cambridge Clinical School.

    Over 1,000 questionnaires were received in response to the consultation document and the majority of respondents supported the relocation to the CBC.

The Papworth Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee (OSC) was set up with Cambridgeshire County Council acting as lead authority. The Joint OSC supports the proposed relocation of Papworth Hospital to the CBC.

In 2004 the Strategic Outline Case for the project was approved by the Department of Health.


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