Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital



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 A6177, 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 the latest bus timetable please click here. 

By Train

Blackburn station 1.0 mile. Excellent bus connections at transport interchange


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 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

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 in the main entrance, located in the main reception at Royal Blackburn Hospital

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, 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 Hospital.

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

The Hospital Trust has mad 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. A reduced service will operate on weekends and Bank Holidays


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