Royal Lancaster Infirmary

01524 65944 Ashton Road , Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4RP

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 186 ratings for this hospital



“A great place to be cared for; a great place to work.”

Royal Lancaster Infirmary is operated by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust - which provides a comprehensive range of acute and support hospital services for around 350,000 people across North Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The Trust operates from three main hospital sites - Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Furness General Hospital in Barrow and Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal - serving a population spread across an area of over 1,000 square miles. It is also responsible for outpatient services at Ulverston Community Health Centre and Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe.

Royal Lancaster Infirmary provides emergency and planned care services, including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, and day case and inpatient surgery.  

Key departments and units include a 24 hour Emergency Department, Outpatients Department, a comprehensive range of elective and non-elective medical and surgical inpatients, Oncology Unit, Coronary Care Unit, Endoscopy Unit, Day Care Unit, Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU), High Dependency Unit (HDU), Maternity Unit and Neonatal Unit.

Other services provided include Pathology, Radiology and Endoscopy, as well as allied health services departments, such as Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Nutrition and Dietetics and Pharmacy services.

The hospital also has a new Minor Injuries Unit within its Emergency Department to help improve both service and care for patients.

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Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Tel: 01524 65944   Fax: 01524 846346

Address: Ashton Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4RP



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Quality of service at Royal Lancaster Infirmary

This hospital is managed by University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

74%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 543 responses. 6069 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 2001 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

96%Patients recommend this hospital. 2034 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

86%Patients recommend this hospital. 560 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

81%staff recommend this hospital for care. 543 responses. 6069 staff work at this trust.

Some services at this hospital are provided by other trusts. See the full list of departments for more information.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Margret Briggs

I would like to thank on behalf of all my family the Doctors Nurses and all the staff on the Cardiac Care Unit for the best possible care...

6 November 2018

Excellent treatment in a clean and caring environment

Had a cataract operation in day surgery ward. I was very impressed with every aspect of my treatment, the nurses were wonderful, so busy ...

6 November 2018

Outpatient appointment at the ENT neck lump clin

I was shown in to see a particular member of staff, he was friendly and put me at ease.He asked lots of questions regarding my lump and m...

2 November 2018

First class service

My husband attended the Radiology day care department this week for a biopsy, the care he was given from the very start was excellent, th...

26 October 2018

Visit to A&E

I visited A&E today with a badly sprained/suspected broken ankle. I could not fault the service I received - people were friendly an...

22 October 2018

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Last updated on 24 February 2015.

Information supplied by University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust