Theatres and Recovery
CUH Theatres, which is included in both Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital, employ over 600 staff who work across a total of 37 operating theatres with two operating rooms based at The Princess of Wales Hospital in Ely. In main theatres there are 22 theatres split into three units.
Unit One covers Trauma and Orthopaedics, Unit Two receives Emergencies, Transplant, Vascular and General Surgery and Unit Three covers Max Fax, Plastics, ENT and Paediatrics. In addition to this there are 6 theatres in the ATC (Addenbrooke’s Treatment Centre) covering Day Surgery, Gynaecology and Urology, 5 Neurosurgery Theatres, 2 Rosie Theatres for Maternity Surgery and 2 Ophthalmology theatres. In 2018/19 we performed over 38 thousand operations.
The Recovery Departments at CUH are located in three main areas; we also have specialist recovery areas at Ely Day Surgery Unit, Cambridge Eye Unit, Neurosurgery Theatres and the Rosie Theatres. Main Recovery is located alongside the main operating theatres. It has 13 recovery bays and six overnight intensive recovery bays. Orthopaedic Recovery is also found in Main Theatres and has 6 bays that are close proximity to our Orthopaedic and Trauma theatres. Within ATC there are also 12 recovery bays which offer care to patients who have undergone Urology, Gynaecology or Day Surgery procedures.