Papworth Special: Fact file

Fact file * In 1988, Papworth Hospital treated 4,000 patients a year and employed about 500 people. * In 2005, there are 20,000 patients annually, looked after by 1,300 employees. * The move to Addenbrooke s, backed by Cambridgeshire County Council, has

Fact file

* In 1988, Papworth Hospital treated 4,000 patients a year and employed about 500 people.

* In 2005, there are 20,000 patients annually, looked after by 1,300 employees.

* The move to Addenbrooke's, backed by Cambridgeshire County Council, has been agreed in principle.

* It requires the approval of the Department of Health and Monitor, the independent regulator of Foundation Trusts.

* If approved in September 2006, the estimated £170million Public Finance Initiative scheme is set to be advertised across the European Union.

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* It is expected to take two years for tender proposals to be worked up and evaluated before a preferred bidder is identified.

* Annual costs to the trust could be £17million or more, depending on what facilities are managed after the initial project is handed over.

* If the go-ahead for the project is given, as envisaged, in autumn 2008, the new hospital could open in 2011/12.

* The A14 improvements may not be finished until 2015.