Hospital is one of the country’s top centres for treating the over-50s.

New research from Saga Health Care places Addenbrookes Hospital first in its region and among the highest-performing hospitals in England.

Addenbrookes scored a high rating for patients’ confidence in doctors, its over-50s mortality rate, staffing levels and the waiting time for an MRI scan.

But it had low scores for the cleanliness of its outpatient department, its overall wait for inpatient and outpatient appointments and how it is dealing with the MRSA bug.

In total, it was awarded five credits out of a possible 10 – the highest score in the East of England. Nationally, it was placed 18th out of 223 hospitals.

Richard Sunley, the hospital’s director of operations, said: “Being named as one of the top NHS hospitals in England is a huge accolade.

“The staff here are some of the most dedicated in the profession and everyone is committed to making patient care the best it can possibly be. I am proud to work with such an enthusiastic team and hope our patients feel that they are well looked after in a caring environment.”

Papworth Hospital scored four credits and was ranked third in the region. Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon, was placed 12th with two credits.

Andrew Goodsell, chief executive of Saga said: “It is encouraging to see the majority of hospitals performing well and this is a tribute to the dedication of NHS staff. I hope by commissioning this independent review and highlighting the top performers such as Addenbrooke’s Hospital, we will help people, along with their GPs, make informed choices about their healthcare needs.”

Saga is publishing a free guide on the performance of hospitals in England and Wales. Copies of Saga’s Guide to Hospitals in Your Regionare available by calling 0845 300 0892, or can be ordered at