Royal Lancaster Infirmary


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Key services

The Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) provides a range of 'General Hospital' services, including a full Accident & Emergency Department, Critical/Coronary Care unit and Consultant led beds. 

The RLI also provides a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day-case and inpatient surgery.

Visiting times

Visiting times for the Royal Lancaster Infirmary can be found here.

Map of Royal Lancaster Infirmary

A map of Royal Lancaster Infirmary can be found by clicking here.

How to find us

Royal Lancaster Infirmary
Ashton Road

01524 65944
01524 846346



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There is a Park & Ride service available in the Lancaster area.
Please check with the local operator before travelling if you are unsure.

Bus services stop on South Road, adjacent to Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Service No:
2 - most are wheelchair accessible
2a - most are wheelchair accessible
3 - wheelchair accessible
4 - not wheelchair accessible
40 - not wheelchair accessible
41 - not wheelchair accessible
42 - not wheelchair accessible

Lancaster Bus Timetable

Rail Services

Distance: 1/2 mile (approx)
Time to walk: 15 - 20 minutes (approx)

When leaving the train station:

Head towards Lancaster Town Centre. Turn right at the traffic lights outside Waterstones and continue on this road up to the Hospital.

Arriving by Road

There are road signs to the hospital as you enter Lancaster.

From the south, leave M6 at Junction 33. Head north along the A6 to Lancaster (for approximately 5 miles) passing the University. On approaching the roundabout on the south side, take the first exit leading to A588 (Ashton Road) and follow Infirmary signs.

From the north, leave the M6 at Junction 34. Turn left on A683 to Lancaster. Follow A6 south signs, take the third exit leading to the A588 as above.


Public cycle racks are located outside Medical Unit 1 and the Centenary building.

Car Parking

Limited parking spaces are available for patients and visitors in two car parks, one on Ashton Road (pay on foot) and a second in front of Medical Unit Two (pay and display). Please allow time to find a space and park.

There is designated parking for blue badge holders in front of all the main entrances and in our patient / visitor car parks. The spaces in the car parks are situated close to the entrances and exits but drivers may also use other spaces. Drivers with blue badges are not required to pay but must display their blue badge in the vehicle.

To arrange to exit the Ashton Road (pay in foot) car park without having to pay, a blue badge holder should make themselves known either to the car park attendant (if present) or, to the ward or department they are visiting.

    * Up to 1 hour - £1.50
    * Up to 2 hours - £2.50
    * Up to 4 hours - £4.20
    * Up to 8 hours - £7.50
    * Up to 24 hours - £9.00
    * Weekly ticket - £10.00 
(contact General Office for details Tel: 01524 583201)

The pay and display machine (Medical Unit Two) only takes coins and does not give change, however change is available from the General Office between 8.30am - 4.30pm.

The pay on foot machines (Ashton Road) will accept debit and credit cards, as well as notes and coins.

There are also some limited 20 minute short stay parking spaces in front of entrances for picking up and dropping off.

Whenever possible people attending the site for whatever reason are asked to consider and use public transport wherever possible.


The Trust meets regularly with members of groups which represent people with disabilities.

Significant recent improvements at Royal Lancaster Infirmary include, installation of automatic doors at the front of the Centenary Building and, the availability of personal listening devices for people with a hearing impairment at most clinic reception areas. These areas display the standard RNID purple notice.

Travel expenses

The General Offices at each of our main hospitals are able to process the reimbursement of travel costs on presentation of proof of income related benefit and your appointment letter/card.

More information about claiming travel costs, including documents and advice line numbers, is available on the the NHS Choices website at

On and off site facilities


RLI Catering

The food served in our restaurants is homemade and locally sourced.

Skylight Restaurant Opening Times (Situated on Lower Ground Centenary Building):

Staff and visitor restaurant: 8am- 3pm & 5.15pm - 7pm

Hot and cold snacks available all day.

Breakfast 8am - 11am / Lunch served 12pm - 3pm / Supper served 5.15pm - 7pm

Hot and cold vending facilities available in the Restaurant 24hrs.

WRVS Tea Bar

The WRVS tea bar is located next to the main outpatients department. The tea bar is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.00pm. A wide range of items is available including cards, magazines, newspapers, baby clothes, soft toys, drinks, snacks, ice creams and of course, chocolates.

2go Cafe

Serving a selection of sandwiches and snacks as well as Costa Coffee, our 2go Cafe is located to the right of the entrance to the Centenary Building. Open from 8am - 5:30pm.

General Office

The General Office is located on the ground floor of Medical Unit 1. Follow the signs from the main entrance or ask for directions at reception. The office is open Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm.

Enquiry Desks

Enquiry desks, manned by volunteers throughout the day, are situated inside the entrances in Medical Unit One and the Centenary Building.


There are public cycle facilities situated in front of the Centenary Building and also in front of Medical Unit One.


Lancaster City Centre shopping area is a short 5 - 10 minute walk.

Updated February 2019

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Smoking is not permitted on any of the hospital sites.

Giving up smoking is the best thing you can do for your health.
You can contact your local NHS stop smoking services on:

01524 845145 for NHS North Lancashire.

0300 013 3000 for a Cumbrian pharmacy who offers local support.

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