Making a Difference for Papworth Hospital Patients

Funds raised through the on-site Gift Shop were used to fund Papworth Hospital's 'Up To Date' subscription - the world leading point of care clinical reference tool which gives users access to evidence-based, peer-reviewed information to help with patient care.

For clinicians at Papworth Hospital, this expenditure is hugely important. The speed and volume of new knowledge produced in medical publishing is such that that a recent study concluded that medics must read at least 17 articles a day every day of the year to keep up-to-date with the latest medical information in just one speciality.   This would mean they would have to read solidly for at least 3 hours a day, every day of the year, to keep uptodate, which is impossible.  UpToDate produces accurate unbiased reviews (by world leading consultants from all over the world) of the new knowledge in each medical speciality and condenses the information into the salient points.  Our clinicians can then read these reviews and receive updates in much less time.

Without the dedication of our volunteers, this expenditure would not have been possible and for that, we thank them. 

How you can get involved

We are so grateful to our volunteer's who dedicate their time to help raise funds for Papworth Hospital. With the support of Papworth Hospital Charity, Papworth has transformed the lives of people suffering from heart and lung diseases, not just within the UK, but from all over the world: this has been helped to be made possible with thanks to our volunteers.

From delivering newspapers to patients on the wards, to managing the on-site gift shop, there are many ways to get involved with the fundraising activities of Papworth Hospital.

If you would like to find out about volunteering by becoming a Papworth Hospital Charity Ambassador please visit our Ambassadors page

If you're interested, please ring the Community Fundraising Officer on 01480 364237 or email [email protected]