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Addenbrooke's Hospital | by Tony Shertila
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Addenbrooke's Hospital

Addenbrooke's Hospital is an internationally renowned teaching hospital in Cambridge, England, with strong affiliations to the University of Cambridge. Addenbrooke's Hospital is based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The hospital was founded in 1766 on Trumpington Street with £4,500 from the will of Dr John Addenbrooke, a fellow of St Catharine's College.

 

Just to keep up-to-date.

I spent the weekend down in Addenbrooke's Hospital. My grandaughter has been in and out of hospital over the past week or so, She contracted infections, and eventualy her Hickman's line, (the line that chemotherapy and other medications are given introveniously) became infected and she had to have an operation to take it out. a tempory line was inserted into her neck, this however didn't work so that was also removed on Sunday afternoon. She now has to have her anti-biotics oraly.

Last thursday her mum contracted noro-virus and had to leave the hospital. her nan came in to look after her in the middle of the night. I drove up to Addenbrooke's (four and a half hours drive) directly from work with my other daughter who swapped over to look aver Lavinia. Mum was allowed back on Saterday morning.

We had a tiring but wonderful time helping to care for Lavinia and Daisy, my other daughter' youngest that came along but was not allowed on the ward as all the children are susceptible to infections.

Livania is now half way through her treatment and has potentially a further two months of treatment.

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Taken on February 4, 2017