Burnley General Teaching Hospital


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 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.

In May 2006 the Trust opened the Area 7 (Phase 5) development, a £33 million investment in new treatment areas, including new inpatient and outpatient facilities.

How to find us

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

Burnley General Teaching Hospital

Casterton Avenue


BB10 2PQ

Tel: 01282 425071

Fax: 01282 474444


By road

The Hospital is sign posted from both the town centre and the motorway. Follow the A682 (Colne Road). The Hospital is located on the A6114 (Casterton Avenue)




For additional maps, please see the documents and links below.


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 & 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 4 – Casterton Avenue opposite the UCC department

Car Park 5 – Opposite Main Outpatients Department

Car Park 6 - Opposite Area 7 Main Entrance


External Disabled Visitors

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



0-3 hours = £1.90p

3-8 hours = £2.80p

8-24 hours = £3.50p


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 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 £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 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 Hospital and Royal Blackburn Hospital

The Hospital Trust has made a commitment, to provide free transport services between Burnley General Hospital and the Royal Blackburn Hospital for patients and visitors.The service is now operational, running from 6.15am to 9.30pm (Last Bus) Monday to Friday and at weekends and on Bank Holidays a reduced service will operate. 

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

To view the Shuttle bus timetable and further information Click Here


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