Addenbrooke's Hospital

Bedroom in Harston House

If you’re going to be a first year student studying nursing, midwifery or operating department practice at our Cambridge Campus, you can apply to live in Harston House at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.


Harston House has 240 bedrooms. 72 bedrooms are available for ARU students which are arranged in corridors of 12-14 rooms.

Each bedroom has a single bed, a desk with drawers, a chair and a wardrobe with drawers. There’s also a sink with mirror and light.

You’ll be responsible for cleaning your own room.

There’s a security entry phone in every room.


Most corridors have two bathrooms with showers, one shower room and two toilets.


Internet is available through a company called Keysurf. You can choose from speeds of 8, 12 or 20 Mbps.


You’ll share a large kitchen with 12-14 others and have a lockable cupboard for your own food.

All the kitchens have a fridge/freezer, cooker, kettle and microwave.

You’ll be responsible for cleaning your bedroom. You'll also need to help keep the shared areas tidy. There's a weekly cleaning service for communal areas, but this doesn't include washing-up or cleaning inside cupboards or appliances.

Location and transport

Addenbrooke's Hospital is 2.5 miles from Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus, where you’ll have your lectures.

Lots of bus routes stop at Addenbrooke’s, including a Park and Ride service. This is a good way to get to campus – journey times are about 30 minutes. Some buses go to Cambridge railway station (less than two miles away) which has regular trains to London King’s Cross.

Bicycle racks and car parking are available at Addenbrooke’s.

Tenancy agreements

  • 51-week tenancy agreements.
  • The rent for Harston House is £394 per month. Rents are reviewed each May.
  • Rent is paid monthly on the first of every month by direct debit.
  • Utilities are included up to a reasonable threshold. Internet is available at an extra cost.
  • Your agreement will be with Sanctuary Addenbrooke's, who you can also contact with any maintenance requests.

How to apply

Complete our hospital accommodation application form, and send it back to us by post or email (details are on the form). We’ll check that you’re eligible and send your form on to Sanctuary Addenbrooke's. Read the Sanctuary Addenbrooke's privacy policy.

You’ll be offered accommodation for one academic year.

There’s high demand for hospital accommodation so we can’t guarantee a room. We suggest you apply as soon as you’ve firmly accepted a course offer.

Application form for hospital accommodation

Contact Harston House

Sanctuary Addenbrooke's
Grantchester House
Adrian Way
Long Road
Cambridge CB2 0SQ
Tel: 01223 404800
Office opening times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-5pm. Wednesday 9am-2pm.