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Help us raise £216,000 for a dedicated service to keep critically-ill children alive during transfers to Addenbrooke's

Children’s Emergency Ambulance Service appeal

We have just £10,000 to raise until we have enough to put a second emergency children’s ambulance on the road.

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Please help us fund this service – donate today – thank you.

Celebrity chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, is a supporter of the Children’s Services at Addenbrooke’s and was filmed back in November hiding out at Addenbrooke’s in an episode of Celebrity Hunted. He went on to win the series along with fellow fugitives Aldo Zilli and Gavin Henson. You can watch the episode on catch up here (series 3, episode 4)

Rob Heuschkel, CUH Clinical Director for Cambridge Children’s Hospital’s thanked our supporters for helping to fund the first ambulance. Now we need just £10,000 to fund the second ambulance and help more critically ill children. View the video below:

Addenbrooke’s Hospital is home to the East of England’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. Whilst it provides state-of-the-art care to critically ill children, it does not have a dedicated children’s ambulance service. This is surprising given that adults and newborn babies benefit from specialist services of their own.

Regular 999 ambulances are not kitted out with the specialist equipment required to keep critically-ill children alive during transfers, so we currently rely on the London-based specialist service.

This often results in long delays, which for those children and families is simply unbearable.

Crucially, the current provision does not transport children back to their local hospital once they are on the road to recovery. This means that children spend unnecessary time further away from home, friends and family.

A children’s emergency ambulance service for the East of England would benefit over 1,700 children a year, providing faster response times, ensuring that children swiftly get the care and expertise that their lives depend on.

We now need just £10,000 more to put a second ambulance on the road to complete the service and to ensure that the highly-skilled team have the resources they need to provide the very best care.

Please help us fund this service – donate today – thank you.

To find out more, please contact us at hello@act4addenbrookes.org.uk or call 01223 217757.

Details are correct at time of publishing, E&OE.

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