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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

Level 5, Addenbrooke's Hospital (Box 157),
Hills Road,
Cambridge CB2 2QQ
01223 336 844
01223 336 846

Access Issues

Mr John Holden
01223 336 808
01223 336 846

Location, Services and Transport

Addenbrooke's Site. See separate entry for Addenbrooke's Site.

General Information

The largest department in the School of Clinical Medicine, with around 14 divisions. Individual details may be slightly different for each division, but all are located on the Addenbrooke's Site. Although the department is responsible for some undergraduate teaching, most of the work done is research.


No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

Two first aiders in the department, including the Laboratory Manager, plus a hospital.

Emergency procedures

An intermittent alarm means you must prepare to evacuate. The hospital is divided into fire-proof compartments and in the event of a continuous alarm, you should move horizontally through the building to an area where the continuous alarm is not sounding.

Physical Access


Level access at outside entrance (signposted Pathology), through single door. Two other entrances from fifth floor of main hospital

Number of floors

The main department is on the fifth floor of the building.

Lifts and stairs

Two lifts to all floors. Other, larger, lifts in main hospital building.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Offices and meeting rooms all level and accessible, with moveable furniture. Laboratories have some benches at desk height as well as standard height.


See separate entry for Medical Library.

Computer facilities

Most members of the Department have their own computers. Clinical School IT support services is nearby.


New disabled toilet in department. Other disabled toilets all round site.

Common rooms

Tea room/meeting room with small kitchen. Spacious, with moveable furniture.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome in offices, but please discuss in advance if you want to take your dog into laboratories.

Computer facilities

Text to voice software, zoom text and other software for visually impaired users installed on some computers. Discuss your needs with Clinical School IT Support Services.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. Touch-readable and audio information in lift.

Library and magnification equipment

Magnifying glass available in Library. Other magnification equipment could be acquired if necessary. Several photocopiers in department for text enlargement.

Signs and wayfinding

Mostly large white-on-blue signs, and some smaller white-on-brown, signs around department. Wayfinding is not generally a problem.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in lifts.


  • Offices and meeting rooms are mostly small, carpeted and softly furnished.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer or supervisor.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Medicine. The ADRC updates information as it is received from the Department. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Medicine.