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The Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital provides a full range of hospital services to adults and children. This includes general and specialist medical and surgical services along with a full range of diagnostic (e.g. MRI, CT scanning) and support services.

The Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital opened in July 2006.

How to find us

The Trust is committed to helping you come to the Royal Blackburn Hospital

Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
Haslingden Road

Tel: 01254 263555 

By Road

Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital. From the M65 Leave the M65 at Junction 5 (Shadsworth/Haslingden) onto the A6077, Haslingden Road heading towards Blackburn, Go straight across the next four roundabouts and at the fifth roundabout turn right into the main hospital entrance.

Public Transport

By Bus

For local bus services to and from the hospital, please click here (external website).

For the free Shuttle Bus timetable between Royal Blackburn and Burnley General Teaching hospitals, please click here.

By Train

Blackburn station: 1.0 mile. Excellent bus connections at transport interchange.


To contact Traveline for comprehensive travel services, please click here


Visitors / External Disabled Visitors

A designated disabled parking area is available at the Main Hospital Reception next to the visitors Car Park O.  Limited places are also available at Car Park J.

Staff visitors

Entry to Car Park J for External Staff Visitors is as follows:

Take a ticket at the entry terminal. You pay for your parking upon leaving by inserting your ticket into the exit terminal followed by a credit/debit card touched on the wireless kay pad.

There is no cash payment method to exit, those wishing to pay cash can only do so at the car park service desk in the main hospital entrance.


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

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 car parking office, located in the main reception.

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 60-day pass, this allows for unlimited parking during the 60-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, apply again. The concessionary ticket is only valid with receipts from the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and the concessionary ticket is only valid at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital.

Facilities for patients, visitors and staff

Grane Restaurant     

Located on level 2


Opening Times         

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

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


Coffee shop

Located in the hospital main entrance.


Opening Times:  Monday to Friday: 7am - 7pm  Weekends: 9am - 5pm


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Our Trust's charity hub is located in the hospital's main entrance.

WH Smith newsagent

Located close to the hospital main entrance and offering M&S Food To Go

Opening Times:  Monday to Friday: 7am - 9pm  Weekends: 8am - 6:30pm

View the relevant accessibility guide here.

Vending Service

Main Entrance
Outpatients Department
Urgent Care Centre


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


For accessibility information from  parent and child parking spaces to the main entrance click here. 

For accessibility information from parent and child parking spaces to the main entrance click here. 

For accessibility information from the Emergency Department Drop-Off to Emergency Department Entrance click here.

For accessibility information from Day Surgery Drop Off to Day Surgery Entrance click here. 

For accessibility information from the Level 2 Blue Badge Bays to Level 2 Entrance click here.

For accessibility information from the main hospital drop off to the main entrance click here. 

For accessibility information from the main car park to day surgery entrance click here.