Addenbrooke's Funding Boost

18 August 2011, 12:03 | Updated: 18 August 2011, 12:12

Researchers at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge are getting £110 million pounds in extra government funding.

It's part of an £800 million government research grant being shared out at healthcare locations across the country.

Addenbrooke's will get the funding over five years.

It will be spent on developing medicines, treatments and patient care.

There will be a particular emphasis on projects designed to benefit patients with diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

The money has been awarded to researchers and scientists at the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Cambridge, all based at the hospital.

Dr John Bradley, director of the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre said: "We are delighted to receive the news that we have retained our Biomedical Research Centre designation – and even more pleased that the international selection panel has recommended a considerable increase in our funding.

This will allow the partnership between Cambridge University Hospitals and the University of Cambridge to build on the substantial achievements of the last five years.

A renewal was never guaranteed – this was a competition with the best of England’s health research institutions."