Helen Fernandes

Top Neurosurgeon joins Team Tom

Tom’s Trust is delighted to announce that Helen Fernandes, renowned Neurosurgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, has agreed to become our Patron. Helen Fernandes was appointed as Consultant Neurosurgeon at the internationally renowned Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in 2002, the first female surgeon to be appointed there. She specialises in the treatment of both adult and paediatric patients […]

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Debs talks about Tom’s Trust on Cambridge 105

Debs joined Tim Willett and Liz Barker on their Cambridge 105 show and talked about Tom’s Trust and what we do, how we started and why we’re here. Do have a listen to find out more. Cambridge 105 radio

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Tom’s Trust joins the debate over funding for brain tumour research

Debs has been in the news recently joining the debate in funding brain tumour research. Newly-released figures from the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) show the total national spend on cancer research allocated to research into brain tumours decreased to just 1.37 per cent in 2015. Brain Tumour Research’s analysis of the total national spend […]

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Debs appears on 5 Live

Debs joins the debate as to whether mediation should be compulsory when medical teams and families can’t agree on treatment…

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Ashya King case highlights difficult choices parents have to make

Debs has recently appeared on BBC Radio Cambridge’s Paul Stainton show talking about the decision that Ashya King’s parents made to take him out of Southampton’s NHS Hospital to pursue treatment elsewhere. Such a difficult decision to make – what would you have done?  Listen here to Debs answering some pretty tough questions.

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