We welcome and encourage visitors and the involvement of carers. 

This page gives general information for all visitors.  

We recognise the importance of support from family and friends when you are a patient in the hospital.  

Mobile Phones

In the interest of patient safety, please do not use mobile phones in wards/departments. Mobile phones give off signals which can interfere with medical equipment

Public Telephones

Public telephone facilities are available at various points throughout the hospital. Please ask the receptionist in your clinic for directions 

Internet Access

We know how important it is that you can stay in touch with friends, family, work colleagues and others while you are a patient or staff member at East Lancashire Hospitals.
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) is pleased to provide a free Wi-Fi wireless internet access to our patients, staff and visitors.

Available at:

Royal Blackburn Hospital
Burnley General Hospital
Pendle Community Hospital
Clitheroe Community Hospital 

You are free to use your own devices, but please use your device considerately and note that we do not allow any recording, photos, video or audio, on your electronic device to protect the privacy and dignity of staff and patients alike. Please ensure that you keep you devices secure at all times!

If in doubt about whether you can use your electronic device in the area you are in, please ask any member of staff.

Access is available throughout the Trust but will be subject to capacity restraints and Wi-Fi signal availability. At busy times, the speed of the Wi-Fi connection may be reduced or the number of users may become full. If this occurs, please try to access the Wi-Fi service again later.

Access to video streaming sites is limited as this would severely affect the user experience on the Wi-fi. Access to a number of categories of web sites is also blocked (for example pornographic or gambling sites).

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