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Cafes, Shops and Hospital Food


Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

Coffee Shop

Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm
Sandwiches, snacks and drinks.

The RVS shop

The Royal Voluntary Service Shop at the hospital entrance also provides hot drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

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Royal Preston Hospital


Open seven days a week, 7:30 am to 7pm
Hot meals, sandwiches and salads.

Charters Restaurant

Currently only open to staff and contractors.

Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 2pm
Hot meals, sandwiches and salads.

The Rosemere Cancer Foundation café in the Rosemere Cancer Centre provides snacks and drinks.

Vending machines throughout both hospitals provide hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks 24 hours a day



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The RVS provides a shop at the hospital entrance, which sells a range of snacks, toiletries, books, newspapers and cards.

Royal Preston Hospital

There is a WHSmith branch at the hospital entrance, which sells a range of snacks, groceries, toiletries, books, newspapers, cards, games, toys and a range of Marks & Spencer's pre-packed foods.

BabyBeat has a shop at the entrance to the Sharoe Green Maternity Unit which sells baby clothes and other baby related gifts and items.

And there is also a clothes shop.

Hospital Food

Meals are provided for hospital inpatients at breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Patients are asked to make a selection from a menu of options.  A wide variety of options are provided as standard including vegetarian, gluten free, low sodium, low fibre, low fat, fortified, soft texture, multicultural, Halal, and special options for renal patients.

Other dietary requirements can be catered for on request.

Usually fruit, cereal, porridge, rolls and juice are offered for breakfast.
A hot main meal, salad or sandwich, and dessert are offered for lunch.
Soup, salad or sandwich, jacket potato and dessert are offered for dinner.

The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics and the speech and language therapy teams are involved in designing and reviewing the menu.  Menus and meals are continuously reviewed based on feedback from patients.

We operate a ‘protected mealtimes’ system to ensure patients can eat their meals without interruptions from staff or visitors.  Staff are available at mealtimes to support patients who may need assistance to eat, and adapted cutlery is readily available.  All patients’ food and fluid intake is monitored as standard to ensure proper nourishment and hydration.  If you have any dietary concerns about your hospital stay, or are a friend or relative worried about a patient’s food and fluid intake, please do speak with nursing staff.

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Get in touch

Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

Preston Road



01257 261222

Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane




01772 716565

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