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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

Level 4, A Block, Box 167, Addenbrooke's Hospital,
Hills Road,
Cambridge CB2 2QQ
01223 336 946
01223 216 926

Access Issues

Enquiries desk
01223 336 946
01223 216 926

Location, Services and Transport

Addenbrooke's Site, in main hospital building. See separate entry for Addenbrooke's Site.

General Information

Part of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences.


No smoking anywhere on the Addenbrooke's Site.

Medical facilities

First Aider in Department. Located within hospital building.

Emergency procedures

Hospital is divided into fire-proof compartments and in the event of a continuous alarm, you should move to an area where the continuous alarm is not sounding. If you are in the Neurosciences Department on level 4, you should go down to level 3. Fire tours given to all members.

Physical Access


Level access from lifts in main hospital building, through heavy double doors. Keypad entry.

Number of floors

Located on fourth floor. There are some facilities on level three.

Lifts and stairs

Large lifts to all floors.

Lecture theatres

Small lecture theatre in the Neurosciences Department (signposted ‘Spur B’) on level 2 of the main hospital. Tiered seating, but level access to the front and space for wheelchairs or other chairs.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Offices are rather small and cramped, but all accessible. Laboratory facilities have keypad entrance, and are again rather cramped but accessible to wheelchair users.


Small, unstaffed Neurosciences Library on level 2 of the main hospital. Some high shelves, but plenty of workspace - ask in the nearby offices if you need assistance.

Computer facilities

Members have their own computers. Central computer facilities are located in the School of Clinical Medicine.


Plenty of disabled toilets in the hospital.

Common rooms

Small kitchen area, rather cramped and difficult for wheelchair users.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Please discuss in advance if you want to bring your assistance dog into the building, as it is a clinical facility.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Some could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Ask for assistance if you need help finding the Department, as the hospital can be rather complicated.


  • Good lighting generally.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently.

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.

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