About: Addenbrooke's Hospital Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge CB2 0QQ
I arrivedl at 2am having received a call that my Mum had been taken to Addenbrookes from her care home with a prolonged bout of vomiting. I had never been to the hospital before however my expectations of an efficient professional hospital were quickly shattered. This place is so huge and impersonal even parking the car was a mission. My daughter dropped me outside A&E to find parking. I didnt see her again for half an hour. I went to reception to find where my Mum was. Miserable receptionist begrundgingly made a call and pointed me in the general direction of A9. A map & compass would have helped in my quest to find A9. Its fine if you work there and know your way about. For a visitor it is a challenge. Eventually found my Mum. Spoke to a nurse for update. Not very helpful. 5 people in front of my Mum so could be 2 hours before she is seen. Another miserable nurse stood by just looking. I have never seen so many unhappy people in one place. I found the hospital overwhelming and the staff indifferent. A couple of cleaners helped with directions though. What an intimidating place.
Fortunately my Mum was placed in a ward and discharged a few hours later.