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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

Levels 5 and 6, A Block, Box 165,
Addenbrooke's Hospital,
Hills Road,
Cambridge CB2 2QQ
01223 245 151
01223 336 941

Access Issues

Mrs Sarah Hedger
01223 761 223
01223 336 941

Location, Services and Transport

Addenbrooke's Site, within main hospital building.

General Information

Part of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences.


No smoking anywhere on the Addenbrooke's Site.

Medical facilities

Located within hospital building.

Emergency procedures

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 lifts in main hospital building, through wide door. This is the only entrance to the unit.

Number of floors

Located on the fifth and sixth floors.

Lifts and stairs

Large lifts to all floors.

Lecture theatres

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

Seminar/teaching rooms

Offices are all level and accessible, although fairly small. Laboratories have wide entrance doors, but are rather cramped and would be difficult for 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, but none in the unit itself.

Common rooms

Small tea room, rather cramped and difficult for wheelchair users.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

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

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

Ask for assistance if you need help finding the unit itself, as the hospital can be rather complicated. Wayfinding within the unit is not difficult.


  • Good lighting generally.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently in the unit. There are induction loops in the lifts.

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 Neurology Unit. The ADRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 5th December 2012. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Neurology Unit.