News and events
Wednesday 25 January 2017
Celebrating 10 years of Addenbrooke's Abroad!
Today is Addenbrooke's Abroad's 10th Birthday! We are celebrating 10 years of global health partnerships, collaboration and shared learning! In the past decade we have established four global health partnerships in countries across Latin America, Africa and Southeast Asia, supported ethical volunteering in over 59 countries and have improved healthcare given to millions of patients around the world.
None of this would have been possible without the incredible support of our national and international partners and volunteers! Thank you for your dedication and commitment to improving health globally.
Monday 23 January 2017
El Salvador volunteer is raising money for Addenbrooke's Abroad!
Our wonderful volunteer Nick Fletcher is running the Cambridge Half Marathon for Addenbrooke's Abroad! Nick volunteered to El Salvador with colleagues from the Rosie, to deliver training to healthcare professionals to enable long-term improved clinical practices in treatment for mothers and sick babies across the country.
"I was lucky to have had the chance to volunteer to El Salvador through Addenbrooke's Abroad last year. I experienced, first-hand, the improvements and lasting impact they have enabled in maternal and neonatal healthcare across the country."
You can support Nick to raise money to support training for healthcare workers around the world here
Wednesday 18 January 2017
Addenbrooke's Abroad partnership project recognised as 'outstanding'
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced that they are changing the rating for Cambridge University Hospitals from 'inadequate' to 'good' following a re-inspection carried out in September 2016 that showed significant improvements across a number of areas.
If that's not wonderful enough - the CQC report stated that the Addenbrooke's Abroad-Myanmar partnership project in ICU was an area of outstanding practice!
"We saw areas of outstanding practice including: The charitable trust was in the process of setting up a trauma ICU centre in Burma [Myanmar] in which a number of the ICU / NCCU staff were involved, as well as a Burma nurse specialist visiting later on in the year."
Thank you and well done to all staff who have been involved with our projects while coping with the everyday demands of your jobs! You not only benefit healthcare workers and patients overseas but bring so much back to the NHS!
Read report here...