We've moved!

This donation page is on the old Big Give website. Please go to theBigGive.org.uk to find current campaigns and opportunities to double your donation.

If you have any queries on the changes, please email us at info@thebiggive.org.uk.

Project information

The Rosie Hospital Campaign

Improving Women's and Neonatal services throughout the East of England.


January 2010 - December 2011

Charity information: Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust (ACT)

Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust (ACT) logo
  • Need


    Coping with demand - After almost thirty years, demand for maternity care in Cambridge and the surrounding area has outgrown the capacity of the Rosie. Population increases in the area continue to rise resulting in a steady increase in birth rates. The Rosie was originally designed to cope with up to 4,000 births per year, by 2020, this figure is predicted to reach 7,500. It is one of only three 'Level 3' neonatal units in the East of England that can treat sick newborns with complex problems.


    By dramatically extending the Rosie we will:
    Deliver high-quality care appropriate for the projected local needs of women and their families.
    Cope with population increases and relieve pressure on present maternity and neonatal departments.
    Ensure all mothers and infants visiting for treatment can receive the care they need, in the comfort of their nearest hospital.
    Develop a greater understanding of neonatal development, advancing important research programs.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Improve patient safety & choice


    » Offering women choice of birth
    » Reducing infection risk through increased space
    » Prevent unnecessary transferrals to other hospitals through increased capacity.

    What success will look like

    Success will be...
    Reduced infection risk
    Women choosing the Rosie as their place of birth through the choice we can offer.

    Aim 2

    Support education & research


    » Undertake new research programs
    » Offer training to maternity & gynaecological staff

    What success will look like

    Success will be...
    New treatments developing from research programs-
    Becoming a regional centre of clinical excellence

    Aim 3

    Deliver first-rate care


    » New facilities will result in more efficient & higher-quality care.

    What success will look like

    Success will be...
    Increased survival rates and improved long-term prognoses for infants
    Broadening our range of services

    Aim 4

    Meet predicted demand


    » Satisfying anticipated increases in both the quantity & complexity of cases.

    What success will look like

    Success will be...
    Reduced waiting times

  • Impact


    The project will result in a great improvement in the long-term development of newborn infants through additional research, earlier diagnosis and interventions, and improved technologies. Survival rate s of preterm infants are expected to increase also.

    Women will experience more pleasant pregnancies, especially those with current health problems such as diabetes, due to improved monitoring and available treatments.


    There is a risk that funds will not be raised in order to proceed with the project. We have addressed this by implementing a structured fundraising plan with professional support to ensure we reach or target of £7 million.


    Donors will be kept up to date by a monthly email newsletter which will highlight both fundraising and construction progress and any project changes in addition to a public website that will be launched in January 2011.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £7,000,000

    Loading graph....
      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000,000 Department Imaging Centre
      £1,000,000 Department Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
      £500,000 Department Fetal Medicine Unit
      £500,000 Department Parent & Family Accommodation
      £750,000 Other Gardens and Bereavement counselling
      £1,000,000 Department Birth Centre
      £2,250,000 Other Entrance, receptions, staff accommodation & equipment

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Evelyn Trust £1,000,000 Guaranteed
    Sick Children's Trust £400,000 Guaranteed
    Individual £500,000 Guaranteed
    Individual £125,000 Guaranteed
    Individual £20,000 Guaranteed
    Individual £12,500 Guaranteed
    Lempriere Pringle Trust £1,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The Rosie Hospital is situated on the Addenbrooke's Hospital site in Cambridge and provides services to the East of England, accepting referrals from further afield.


    The whole East of England has the opportunity to benefit from the services provided at the Rosie. Women, babies and their families will benefit from first-class maternity and neonatal care.

    Students and medical professionals will benefit from the training and research opportunities available.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Rosie is one of the UK's best performing maternity hospitals. The outstanding work of clinicians and staff at the Rosie has had a lasting impact on the lives of many people in the area. Our medical teams have the knowledge and skills to expand this facility into a hospital that will mark the start of a new era in the provision of advanced women's and maternal health care

    We've raised over half of our £7m! (Apr 11)

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    James Buxton

    A Trustee of ACT, James is Chairman of the Campaign. His experience as senior partner at Bidwells means we have good access to the corporate sector.

    Judy Ewer

    As Chair of Governors at Cambridge University Hospitals, Judy ensures all the correct procedures are followed to make sure the project is successful.

    Gerry Hackett

    Gerry's experience as Clinical DIrector & Consultant Obstetrician means the project covers all aspects of patient care in obstetrics and gynaecology.

The construction is underway!

The construction is underway!