Outstanding! We are so proud to share with all of our supporters Royal Papworth NHS Foundation Trust has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission. After a busy start to the year, Royal Papworth moved, in May, from their 100 year old home in Papworth Everard to our new site on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. This move and new home for Royal Papworth Hospital was officially opened with by HM The Queen in July, followed in August by Keith Castle’s 40th anniversary, the UKs first ‘successful’ heart transplant by Sir Terence English. This year has certainly been full of celebration! Only 2 months after moving, Royal Papworth were visited by the CQC and awarded ‘outstanding’. Not only is this a tremendous achievement so soon after the hospitals busy move, but is also the first time ever that an NHS hospital trust has achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating across all 5 areas of the CQC domains: safe, caring, effective, responsive and well-led. We are also the first NHS acute Trust to have gained an ‘outstanding’ rating in the ‘safe’ category. Chief Executive, Stephen Posey celebrated and congratulated staff, saying; To have been rated as ‘outstanding’ in all five CQC domains only two months after moving into our new building is testament to you - our skilled and dedicated staff whose work has created a culture which delivers the best possible care for our patients. I am immensely proud of what you have achieved and I cannot thank you enough for your efforts and extraordinary commitment. Our aspirations do not stop here! With the ‘outstanding’ rating from the CQC, Royal Papworth Charity are more determined than ever to further support and improve the care and treatment at Royal Papworth for current and future patients. The construction of the Heart and Lung Research Institute (HLRI) is set to start in 2020 and is expected to be completed in 2022, providing facilities and resources to develop new treatments for heart and lung diseases globally. This rating from the CQC signifies an incredible achievement for all members of staff, from clinical to administrative. But this is also representative of your support. Our fundraisers, supporters and social media sharers have provided continued support by organising and participating in fundraising events to support facilities and staff at Royal Papworth Hospital that were rated as ‘outstanding’ in CQC’s report. If you would like to join us and support Royal Papworth Charity and our patients care and treatment then please contact our charity team on 01223 639950 or [email protected] and they can offer you support, advice and resources to help with your fundraising activities. If you need inspiration for any fundraising ideas, you can also visit our website. Thank you for your overwhelming and continued support!