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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

Box 65,
Addenbrooke's Hospital,
Hills Road,
Cambridge, CB2 0QQ
01223 331 823
01223 331 826

Access Issues

Mrs Jackie Jenkins
01223 331 820
01223 331 826

Location, Services and Transport

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


Main disabled car parking area is just outside the main entrance. There is no parking available here for cars without a disabled badge.

General Information

Part of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, opened in 1995 and growing fast. Almost all work done in the centre is research.


No smoking anywhere in the building or on the Addenbrooke's Site.

Medical facilities

First aider in the department. Located on the hospital site, near Accident and Emergency.

Emergency procedures

All fire exits are on the ground floor and level. The building is all ground floor, so no evacuation chairs are necessary.

Physical Access


Level access to building, through two sets of heavy manual doors. Reception counter at standing height. There is a level internal entrance from the Critical Care Unit.

Number of floors

Almost all facilities are ground floor only. There is a small chemistry facility in the basement.

Lifts and stairs

If necessary, the basement can be reached via an internal lift from the main hospital. Arrange in advance. All other areas have level access.

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

Scanner rooms are ground floor and accessible, but discuss in advance if you have any access needs. Shared office rather cramped.


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.


Disabled toilet in the building, and plenty more in nearby main hospital.

Common rooms

Small tea room and kitchen, rather cramped and difficult for a wheelchair. Some chairs and a low table.


  • Some offices are located on level 2 of the main hospital, rather cramped and with high keypad entry but otherwise fully accessible.
  • Small Golden Jubilee gardens outside, with plenty of benches and smooth paths.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Please discuss in advance if you want to bring your guide 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

Large, clear sign outside, and good internal signs. Wayfinding within the building is not difficult.


  • Generally good lighting around the building and within facilities.

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 WBIC. The ADRC updates information as it is received from the Centre. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the WBIC.