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This page has information about what we have in the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Hospital Facilities

Shops and Refreshments

The hospital has facilities for the benefit of you and/or your family and friends. These include:

The W.R.V.S cafes - run by our volunteers, the W.R.V.S offers a wide range of sandwiches, hot and cold drinks and some warm food. They are located on the ground floor, opposite the J and K Clinic and the ground floor of the Linda McCartney Centre

Just Eat Restaurant - provides hot meals, drinks and snacks, available for staff, visitors and outpatients. They are located on the lower ground floor, follow the stairs by the Audiology department.

Costa Coffee - sells sandwiches, hot food and a wide selection of hot and cold drinks. They can be found on the first floor mezzanine (up the escalators)

WHSmiths - sells a wide selection of books, newspapers and magazines, some toiletries, as well as sandwiches, salads and cold drinks. They are on the first floor mezzanine.

Lloydspharmacy - provides most outpatient pharmaceuticaul services and has a small stock of medications and personal hygiene products. They can also be found on the first floor, mezzanine

Stock Shop - sells a range of clothing, shoes and accessories. They can be found on the first floor, mezzaninie.

Vending machines - dispensing cold drinks, are available 24 hours a day and are located around the hospital

Free Cash Points - dispense cash free of charge. Located on the first floor, mezzanine and on the ground floor, Linda McCartney Centre

Disabled access guides can be viewed here:

  • Yoo Cafe Guide
  • Yoo Coffee
  • WRVS Coffee shop
  • Education Centre

To view more guides for areas around the hospital, go to the specific deptartmental web page.

Postal Services

Mail is delivered to all wards each morning. If your friends and relatives are sending post to you while you are in hospital, please ask that they clearly identify your name and your ward on the envelope.

Address for incoming mail is:

  • Your name
  • Your ward
  • Royal Liverpool University Hospital
  • Prescot Street
  • Liverpool
  • L7 8XP

There is a post box in the main entrance of the hospital, which is emptied daily at 5pm.

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There are many facilities for patients and visitors at the Royal including shops and facilities and postal services. 

What we do

There are many facilities for patients and visitors at the Royal.

It currently has around 40 wards, more than 710 beds (excluding day case and dialysis beds) and has the main Emergency Department for the city of Liverpool, the largest of its kind in the country, with the ability to treat major, complex trauma as well as minor injuries.

Major services such as respiratory care, diabetes, orthopaedics and trauma, general surgery and urology are based within the hospital, together with regional and national specialist services in nephrology, renal transplant, renal dialysis, pancreatic surgery, ophthalmology - including a national ocular oncology (eye cancer) service - haematology, bone marrow transplant and vascular surgery. We are a major centre for diagnosing, treating and the research of cancer, treating over 20 different types of cancer.

We are the regional centre for 11 types of cancer. For a full list of all the services we provide please visit the Medical Specialisms page.

As a major university hospital, we work closely with both the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University to provide placements for student doctors, nurses, dentists and allied health professionals. Our aim is to provide quality undergraduate and postgraduate education and development in all disciplines and to continue to be recognised as a centre of excellence in biomedical, clinical and health service research.

Our research and development portfolio is one of the largest portfolios of clinical research in the North West with over 400 clinical research projects covering many disease areas including cancer, gastroenterology, oral health, stroke, ophthalmology, infection and pharmacology.

Are you disabled?

DisabledGo together with the Trust has supplied a number of guides with detailed access information to our facilities including shops, departments, wards and more. You can view them all here.