It is essential that if you are paying a visit to the Emergency Department, that you bring any medication and inhalers that you use with you and make sure any member of staff who is treating you is aware of what you are taking.

Due to the high demand of our Emergency Department, wait times can often be long, for your comfort we recommend you prepare for this (see our Waiting Times) We have lots of facilities on site where patients and visitors can get something to eat or drink:

  • Grane Restaurant: Located on Level 2, open Monday to Sunday: 8am - 10.30am for breakfast, 11.30am - 10pm for lunch and dinner
  • Costa Coffee shop: Located in the hospital main entrance, open Monday to Friday: 7am - 7pm, Weekends: 9am - 5pm​​​​​​​
  • WH Smith newsagent: Located close to the hospital main entrance and offering M&S Food To Go, open Monday to Friday: 7am - 9pm and weekends: 8am - 6.30pm​​​​​​​
  • Vending service: Main Entrance, Outpatients Department, Urgent Care Centre

The Emergency Department does allow 24-hour access for visitors accompanying patients. We do ask that this is restricted to two people at any one time where possible and that visitors are respectful and courteous to always staff and other patients.

Please ask to speak to the Nurse in Charge if there are any special requests or requirements around visiting.

For further information on how to find us, visit our Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital webpage.