Royal Lancaster Infirmary


Key services

Key treatments, specialisms and services offered at Royal Lancaster Infirmary include:

How to find us

Royal Lancaster Infirmary
Ashton Road

01524 65944

01524 846346



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Please check with the local operator before travelling if you are unsure.
Bus services stopping 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

As well as the regular buses which run South in and out of the town centre along the A6, there is now a public bus which stops on site Monday to Saturday between 7.17am and 5.28pm.The bus stops at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary are situated in front of the main entrance to the Centenary Building (adjacent to the A&E Dept) and in front of Medical Unit Two. This service is not wheelchair accessible.

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 on two car parks, one on Ashton Road (pay on foot) and a second in front of Medical Unit Two (pay and display).

Designated parking for people with blue badges exists in front of all the main entrances. Drivers with blue badges utilising these spaces are not required to pay in these spaces.

There are also disabled spaces in our Ashton Road car park, close to the entrance and exit. Disabled users parking in these spaces may receive free parking by making themselves known to the ward or department they are visiting.

Like many city centre hospitals car parking is limited, please allow time to find a space and park. Visitors may find parking easier after 4pm on a weekday.

From Sunday February 1 car parking at the Ashton Road car park has changed - please see information in our news release at: for more details.

There are also limited 20 minute short stay parking spaces in front of entrances. Please note that the pay and display machines only take coins, not notes or debit/credit cards. However from February 1 our pay on foot machines will accept debit and credit cards

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.

Visiting times

For visiting times, please see the visiting times information leaflet.

On and off site facilities


RLI Catering

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

Staff and visitor restaurant: 8.00am-7pm

Hot and cold snacks available all day.

Breakfast 8am - 11.00am / Lunch served 12.00 - 3.00pm / Supper served 5.15 - 7.00pm

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.

Related documents

Hospital directory

A comprehensive directory of all the Trust’s services and departments.

Directory of services & departments


No smoking

UHMBT is a no smoking Trust.

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.