Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital (RBTH)

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.

In addition to the modern facilities within the first stage of the hospital, the new building includes state of the art in-patient facilities, centralised out-patients department, new operating theatres and Emergency Department.

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 

Fax: 01254 293512

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 Shuttle Bus timetable between Royal Blackburn and Burnley General 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 Visitors can only be accessed by credit or debit card.

On entry, insert credit/debit card into barrier reader.  The card will be read and the entry date and time will be recorded, the card will then be returned, when the card has been removed the entry barrier will be raised to allow access.

On exit, insert same credit/debit card into barrier reader.  The card will be read and the exit date and time will calculate the cost against the credit card and produce a receipt. When the card has been removed the barrier will be raised to exit.


0-3 hours = £1.90p

3-8 hours = £2.80p

8-24 hours = £3.50p

The Trust Board have made the decision to charge blue badge holders for parking to show equity across all staff, patients and visitor groups. This decision was implemented in May 2018 and the standard tariff charges now apply to all across the East Lancashire Hospital sites. The Trust has made sure blue badge parking continues to be accessible and convenient for the use of its facilities. Furthermore the Trust has adhered to the national ratio for car parking spaces and where possible added addition spaces to enhance the patient, staff and visitor experience.

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 £10.50. 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.

Free Inter-Hospital Shuttle bus between Royal Blackburn Hospital and Burnley General Hospital
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 service runs from 6.15am to 9.30pm (last bus) Monday to Friday. A reduced service operates on weekends and Bank Holidays.

Facilities for patients, visitors and staff

Grane Restaurant     

Located on level 2

Opening Times         

Monday to Friday: 8am - 7pm  Weekends: 11:30am - 1:30pm

Payment methods:  Cash, Debit cards, Credit Cards, no minimum spend


Coffee shop

Located in the hospital main entrance and upgraded with a fabulous new design for 2019.

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


WH Smith newsagent

Located close to the hospital main entrance and now offering M&S Food To Go (February 2019)

Opening Times:  Monday to Friday: 7am - 7:45pm  Weekends: 9am - 6:45pm


Vending Service

Main Entrance
Outpatients Department, level 2
Urgent Care Centre


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