Burnley General Teaching Hospital provides a full range of hospital services.  This includes general and specialist medical and surgical services along with a full range of diagnostic (e.g. MRI, CT scanning) and support services.

Burnley General Teaching Hospital is East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust's site which specialises in planned (elective) treatment.

The hospital includes an Urgent Care Centre for treatment of minor injuries and illnesses.  It does not include an Emergency Department or supporting facilities such as out-of-hours intensive care - these services are provided from the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital.

In November 2010, the Trust opened the £32 million Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre.  This state-of-the-art building includes East Lancashire's centralised consultant-led maternity unit, as well as a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a midwife-led birth centre and a purpose-built gynaecology unit.

How to find us

The Trust is committed to helping you come to Burnley General Teaching Hospital

Burnley General Teaching Hospital
Casterton Avenue/Briercliffe Road 
BB10 2PQ

Tel: 01282 425071

By road

The Hospital is signposted from both the town centre and the motorway. Follow the A682 (Colne Road). The Hospital can be accessed via the A6114 (Casterton Avenue) or Briercliffe Road. 

Please check the site plan below to see which is the most appropriate entrance for you to use to give you the easiest access to which area you need to be in. 

By Bus

For the latest bus timetable please click here.  

By Train

Burnley Central 1.5 miles. Brierfield 1.5 miles.  Good bus connections from both stations involve walking short distances.


To contact Traveline for comprehensive travel services click here


All external visitors to the Hospital are encouraged to park in the designated 6 Pay and Display car parks around the Hospital.

Car Park 1- Opposite Victoria Wing

Car Park 2 -Opposite the UCLan building 

Car Park 3 - Outside the Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre

Car Park 5 – Opposite Main Outpatients Department

Car Park 6 - Opposite Area 7 Main Entrance

External Disabled Visitors

Designated disabled parking areas can be found around the Hospital. The holders of a Blue Badge can park in any Pay and Display car park as long as they display their Blue Badge.


0-3 hours = £2.60

3-8 hours = £4.20

8-24 hours = £6.30

Parking is free of charge for Blue Badge holders.

Concessionary car parking - Information for patients

The East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has a concessionary parking ticket available for visitors visiting the hospital frequently.

To qualify for a concessionary ticket you need to complete a form obtained from the car parking office located within the Lend Lease Offices at Burnley General Teaching Hospital (adjacent to the Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre).

There is a qualification period of three consecutive days for receipts with a minimum value of £18.90 ( 3 x £6.30). The form must be signed by a senior nurse on the ward and the car parking team will then issue a ticket which will allow you access to the car park for four separate occasions.

The concessionary ticket will be valid for a period of seven days from the date the ticket was first issued.  When the ticket expires, you must then pay to park and obtain receipts as per the above criteria. In cases where you have been visiting for eight weeks you are entitled to a sixty day pass, this allows for unlimited parking during the sixty day period.  A new form will need to be completed at this stage. If the patient you are visiting is discharged then re-admitted at a later date then apply again.

Free Inter Hospital Shuttle bus between Burnley General and Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospitals

The Trust has made a commitment, to provide free transport services between Burnley General Teaching Hospital and the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital for patients and visitors.

The shuttle buses will pick up and drop off 7 days per week from the Main Hospital Entrance at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital and from the Area 7 Entrance at Burnley General Teaching Hospital.

To view the Shuttle bus timetable and further information click here.


Facilities for patients, visitors and staff


Located in the main hospital building
Opening Times

Monday to Friday: 8am - 10:30am for Breakfast  |  11:30am - 6pm for Lunch and Dinner

Saturday to Sunday: 8am - 10:30am for Breakfast  |  11:30am - 2pm for Lunch      

Payment methods: Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Contactless Payments - no minimum spend


Vending Machines    

Located in Urgent Care Centre and entrance to the Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre


Click on the logo below for detailed accessibility information for this site




Site plan

Diagram of the Burnley General Hospital site

Download site plan as PDF

(Please note this PDF download may not be in an accessible format)

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