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Emergency department

Addenbrooke's accident and emergency
Welcome to the emergency department

The Emergency Department (ED) at Addenbrooke's operates 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.


Contact us

  • Tel: 01223 217118
  • Fax: 01223 217 057

Disabled Go accessibility information

Major trauma centre

Cambridge University Hospitals is designated as the major trauma centre (MTC) for the East of England.

Parking for the emergency department

There are reserved 30 minute dropping and collecting bays outside of ED. Parking is available within the main hospital car park .

What to expect on arrival

When you arrive at the emergency department you will be assessed by a nurse who will determine the nature of your illness or injury and how urgent it is for you to be seen.

Help us to reduce the pressure on our emergency department by considering whether you could use any of the following instead:

Your GP  >

Local pharmacies  >

NHS 111  >

Minor Injuries Unit  >

Self-care  >

In an emergency you should still call 999 or go to your nearest Emergency Department.