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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

Box 116, Level 8, Addenbrooke's Hospital,
Hills Road,
Cambridge CB2 0QQ
01223 763 480
01223 336 996

Access Issues

Ms Shiela Reddy
01223 763 480
01223 336 996

Location, Services and Transport

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

General Information


The main department is located within Addenbrooke's Hospital, and is accessible. There is proximity card access to most areas. The Department of Psychiatry is part of the School of Clinical Medicine — see separate entry.


No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

Located within the 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 from lift. Use lifts near the central concourse. Wide manual door, with proximity card entrance and bell for assistance. Enquiries office on left.

Number of floors

Located on the eight floor.

Lifts and stairs

Two large lifts to all floors.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Offices and the seminar rooms all accessible and fairly spacious, with moveable furniture. Benches in laboratories are standard height.


A few books are kept in the seminar room. Otherwise see entry for Medical Library.

Computer facilities

All members have their own computers.


One disabled toilet in the department. Plenty of disabled toilets in the main hospital.

Common rooms

Small kitchen area, rather cramped and awkward for a wheelchair.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Please ask in advance if you want to bring your assistance dog into the Department.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Large sign to department from lift. Very little internal signage, but the department is a simple U-shape and wayfinding is not difficult.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently.


  • Generally carpeted and quiet.

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 Paediatrics. 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 Paediatrics.