Honouring Professor Sir Patrick Sissons
The untimely death of Professor Sir Patrick Sissons in 2016 has prompted medical and academic circles in Cambridge to recognise his contribution with a lasting memorial.
Support for hard-pressed hospital doctors
A brand new pilot project has been funded by the Evelyn Trust to offer local hospital doctors struggling under pressure access to help and support when they need it most.
Expanding service capacity for victims of childhood trauma
A project offering vital therapeutic and practical help to Cambridgeshire children and families suffering from the effects of childhood trauma, has received vital support from the Evelyn Trust over the last year.
Personalising predictions in prostate cancer
With funding from the Evelyn Trust for a research fellow, Vincent Gnanapragasam has begun a research project which will develop a personalised – and so more accurate “prognostic” prediction tool.
A new hospice for Cambridgeshire
November 2016 marks a milestone in the history of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity with the opening of a brand new £10.5M hospice for Cambridgeshire patients at Shelford Bottom, near Cambridge.
Coming soon – the Evelyn Trust Research Endoscopy Suite
The Evelyn Trust will donate £1 million to fund the Evelyn Trust Research Endoscopy Suite located in the Addenbrooke’s Clinical Research Centre expansion.
Funding the next generation of medical researchers
Dr Peter Bailey is a Respiratory Registrar at Papworth Hospital and is a current Evelyn Trust Fellow. Peter is part way through his training in respiratory medicine, but has been drawn to an academic career.
Filling the counselling gap
Over the last three years, the Evelyn Trust has been funding Cambridgeshire’s Cogwheel Trust to develop their counselling services as a training ground for the next generation of counselling professionals.
A personal view from retiring Trustee: Julian Agnew
Julian reflects on the years well spent on the Board of the Trust since the sale of the Evelyn Hospital 13 years ago, the satisfaction of achievement and the local challenges still to be tackled.
Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital opens on the former Evelyn Hospital site
In September, trustee Amy Agnew attended the opening of the elegant new Nuffield Health hospital in Trumpington Road, Cambridge, on the site of the original Evelyn nursing home.
Revealing hidden consciousness
When a patient is in a vegetative state after a serious injury or heart attack, it’s extremely difficult for clinicians to decide on a long-term prognosis. Which patients will wake up? When will they wake up?
Investigating cell types for osteoarthritis treatments
Osteoarthritis affects over 8 million people in the UK alone and around 250 million people worldwide have osteoarthritis in a knee joint – one of the most common conditions.
Improving methods to test kidney transplant compatibility
The Evelyn Trust has funded an award-winning researcher to look at ways in which we can improve the allocation of donated kidneys for transplantation.
Gut bacteria plays key role in recovery from critical illness
When a child becomes critically ill, or is seriously injured, clinicians fighting to save their life will often prescribe strong medication that is absolutely vital, but this can have serious side effects.
‘Invisible impairments’ revealed in stroke survivors
It’s well known that some stroke survivors can suffer long-term physical impairment, but many of the 25,000 survivors recover and return to work with no obvious physical problems.
The challenges of vaccination in older people
We hear a great deal about the UK’s ageing population and the increasing demand this is generating for health and social care services.
The Community Development Manager – reaching out to reduce isolation
A new role is helping to reach out to isolated or vulnerable individuals and communities to give advice, and become a vital link to community services and other local sources of information and support.
Call the parish nurse!
Parochial Church Councils in Cambridgeshire have joined forces with the Evelyn Trust to develop a unique role that works to fill gaps between existing services, including district nursing, health visiting and social care
Making a difference to patients – reducing hospital admissions in Cambridge
A pilot scheme running in Cambridge is helping to manage patients with long-term conditions giving them a better quality of experience, helping to avoid hospital admission and reducing pressure on valuable NHS beds.
Renovating a ‘home’ for Wintercomfort
A grant from the Evelyn Trust is helping to fund essential repairs to a Cambridge day centre well-known for providing lifesaving shelter and support for the homeless.
Drop-in sessions help young people challenged by depression
Grant funding from the Evelyn Trust has supported the set up of weekly dedicated drop-in sessions for young people facing new or established mental illness.
Early intervention for young people with mental health problems
The world’s main cause of teenage illness is depression. Despite evidence that early intervention can improve outcomes for patients and generate cost savings, funding is not always available.
Funding for first Home-Start Cambridgeshire projects helps volunteers become mental health ‘first aiders’
The Evelyn Trust has funded its first ever Home-Start Cambridgeshire project in recognition that Home-Start provides invaluable support in the home for the most vulnerable families in our communities.
Vital research into paediatric IBD ‘kick started’ by Evelyn Trust grant
The Evelyn Trust grant made a major contribution to setting up the IBD research lab and securing its expansion. Recent results have been very exciting.
Improved disease modelling will shed light on Parkinson’s disease
A breakthrough technique for generating nerve cells showing the same functional characteristics as mature nerve cells of the adult brain, will help researchers gain a clearer understanding of what causes degeneration
New future for Evelyn Hospital archive
The Evelyn Hospital archive is moving to Cambridgeshire Archives' new state-of-the-art facility in Ely.
Hunting down the bacteria to blame for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
An exciting new methodology has been developed by Dr Kaser’s team which has the potential to genuinely transform IBD research, pushing it to another level.
Early detection of oesophageal cancer
A grant from the Evelyn Trust has supported the research of Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, from the University of Cambridge, as she works to develop effective screening that will benefit patients worldwide.
Smile and the ward smiles with you
The Laughter Specialists have been spreading their brand of traditional fun through the children’s wards at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, thanks to a grant from the Evelyn Trust.
Counsellors for Cambridgeshire
The Cogwheel Trust has been active in Cambridgeshire for 27 years, but recently required funding to develop their counselling services as a training ground for the next generation of counselling professionals.
Stem cell research targets Cystic Fibrosis
Following a substantial grant by the Evelyn Trust to Dr Ludovic Vallier and his talented team of researchers at the University of Cambridge, effective treatment for Cystic Fibrosis has moved a step closer.
‘A gift to Cambridge changes lives’ - Collegiate Cambridge Donor Report 2012-13
The Donor Report for 2012-2013 celebrates the impact of a range of philanthropy across Collegiate Cambridge.
The Evelyn Trust plays its part in the 20th Cambridge Science Festival
As part of the University of Cambridge Science Festival on Sunday 23 March, the Evelyn Trust Perinatal Imaging Centre team welcomed visitors to the brain imaging unit, which specialises in studying the newborn brain.
Update on Centre 33 – supporting the young in achieving their potential
The Evelyn Trust recently supported the renovation of Centre 33 on Clarendon Street, Cambridge. The charity undertook the much-needed renovation as part of the centre's 30th birthday.