We provide a range of facilities and amenities to make your hospital visit as comfortable and convenient as possible.  Food and drinks are available via cafes or vending machines 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and a range of groceries can be purchased from our onsite shops. 

Hospital radio and bedside and day room television are available during your stay in hospital.


Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

Chorlies Restaurant
Open seven days a week, 8.30am to 1.45pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm
Hot meals, sandwiches and salads.

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

The WRVS shop at the hospital entrance also provides hot drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

Royal Preston Hospital

Charters restaurant at RPHCafé Maison
Open seven days a week, 8am to 7pm
Hot meals, sandwiches and salads.

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

Tempo café
Open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6pm
Sandwiches, snacks and drinks.

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.


Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

The WRVS 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, toiletries, books, newspapers, cards, games, toys and groceries.
There is also a hair and beauty salon and clothes shop.
BabyBeat has a shop at the entrance to the Sharoe Green Maternity Unit which sells baby clothes and other baby related gifts and items.

TV and phones

Most day rooms have televisions.  We also provide a bedside television and telephone service which offers :
16 channels
Incoming and outgoing telephone calls
24 hour radio
Internet access in some areas
Free calls to hospital radio, PALS and pastoral care
Free information film on channel 32
Full details including payment options and tariffs are displayed by the bedside. 

Payphones are available throughout the hospital and in most wards. 

Changing Places Facilities

Chorley Hospital 

At Chorley hospital, the Changing Places facility is located ont the 3rd floor of opposite the Podaitry clinic. On the Chorley Hospital Site map, Podaitry is number 57, view the image below or click on it to download it.   

A map of Chorley Hospital

To access the facility you will need a key, it is a generic key which opens the door, many patients carry this with them because it opens disabled toilets in public places. However if you or the patients do not have access to this key, there is a message on the Changing Places door with the necessary information. To get the key, use the adjacent phone to ring the switchboard team, switchboard will then give the family a code for a lock box next to the room which also has a key in for access.