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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.

Choose well...

Self-care – you may be able to treat minor illnesses or injuries such as sprains, strains, insect stings and cuts and grazes yourself
Calling NHS 111 - a nurse will give you confidential advice and information for round the clock health queries
Local pharmacist – can give advice for treating common illnesses and the best medicines to use
Visiting your GP - for medical advice, examinations or an illness or injury that require prescriptions
NHS walk-in centre - for treating minor illnesses and injuries that do not require an ED visit and without needing an appointment
A&E or 999

Please consider an alternative to ED for minor injuries and illnesses. This will allow ED staff to look after people with serious or life-threatening conditions.