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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

Box 202, Level 9,
Cambridge Biomedical Campus,
Hills Road,
Cambridge CB2 2QQ
01223 336 976
01223 762 523

Access Issues

Miss Linda Butler
01223 336 851
01223 762 523

Location, Services and Transport

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

General Information

The Department of Surgery is embedded in Addenbrooke's Hospital, on Level 9, with good access.


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

Medical facilities

First aiders on site. 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. Refer to departmental safety officer and Addenbrooke's, ward C9, for emergency procedures policy.

Physical Access


Level access at main entrance, ramped access at all other entrances. Smooth and carpeted inside.

Number of floors

Ten floors, including basement.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors. Wheelchair access available in bed lifts to all floors. Stairs all have continuous handrails and fold down seats between floors.

Computer facilities

Wireless internet available throughout the department. Computers available for use in the library.


No disabled toilets in department itself, but there are plenty in the main hospital building.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Available on request.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Staff happy to give any help needed. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Good, clear signs around the building. Volunteer staff available around the hospital to offer assistance and directions.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Not currently available in the department.


  • Library is open plan, so sound does carry, but the room is small.

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. Any needs can be discussed with the department's Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Surgery. The ADRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 18th May 2017. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Surgery.