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Formerly Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Ormskirk Hospital

Ormskirk Hospital provides women’s and children’s services, including accident and emergency services, surgery and maternity care.

The hospital provides these services for patients living across West Lancashire, Southport and Formby.



Ormskirk Hospital, Dicconson Way, Wigan Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 2AZ


01695 577 111


Site orientation

Most departments can be reached from the main entrance. There is a drop off area outside children’s A&E. Take the first right off Dicconson Way.

The Maternity delivery suite is at the back of the hospital. It can normally be accessed by the main entrance. If the main entrance is closed, follow the signs past the walk-in centre and round the back of the hospital. The entrance is signposted and monitored by camera. There is a bell to alert the staff you have arrived.

Virgin Care’s West Lancashire NHS Walk-in Centre, to the left of the main entrance, offers a drop-in GP service from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week for registered and unregistered patients. Telephone 0300 247 0011.

If you are visiting the Innovation Centre, please call your contact in the IT team for directions ahead of your visit.

Visiting … by foot
Ormskirk hospital is a 10 to 15 minute walk Ormskirk town centre and railway station. There are bus stops by Dicconson Way along Wigan Road.

By bicycle
There is cycle parking at the front of the hospital. Please follow this link for more information about cycling in Ormskirk.

By bus
There are bus stops by Dicconson Way along Wigan Road. Services operate from the surrounding areas and drop off at the hospital or within walking distance.To find information about times and services please contact the Merseytravel Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit Merseytravel. Bus timetables can be found near the hospital reception desk.

By train
Ormskirk railways station is a 10 to 15 minute walk from the hospital. Taxis are available nearby. For passenger inquiries call the National Information Line on 0345 484950 or visit National Rail . Merseytravel can provide details of bus services linking local train stations and the hospital.

By motorway
Exit the M6 at Junction 26 and the join M58. Leave the M58 at Junction 3 following the signs for Southport and Ormskirk. Type L39 2AZ into Google Maps to plan your journey in detail.

Merseytravel journey planner
Insert your start and end point into Journey Planner (e.g.street name, post code, bus stop ref, point of interest etc) and the best route is then calculated for you with each step of the journey detailed alongside estimated travelling time.

Car Parking

Parking is limited at Ormskirk hospital, so allow plenty of time to reach your appointment. Consider using other methods of transport where appropriate. Further help can be found below:


UK Parking Control Ltd (UKPC) patrols our car parks to prevent thoughtless and dangerous parking. The company issues fixed penalty notices to drivers who, for example,  park in Blue Badge spaces they are not entitled to, park on pavements and double yellow lines, or block access to essential clinical services and emergency services such as ambulances and fire engines.

All the income received from parking is used to improve a range of patient services provided by the Trust.

The Trust makes no money from penalty notice income which instead funds UKPC’s management costs.

I have been issued with a penalty notice. What should I do?

The Trust is unable to resolve appeals against fixed penalty notices. All information about appeals can be found on UK Parking Control penalty notice. In certain circumstance UKPC may contact the Trust for information before deciding whether or not to uphold the appeal.

Further information about what to do if you appeal has been unsuccessful can be found at Popla, the Parking of Private Land Appeals service.

Restauraunts and Retail

There is a restaurant at Ormskirk hospital and a League of Friends café at the main reception. There is a coffee shop near the main entrance at Southport hospital. There is also a restaurant on the first floor.

The RVS shop sells newspapers, confectionery and other snacks and drinks at both hospitals.

Please note the consumption of alcohol is forbidden on hospital premises.

Hospital Map

Please click on the image below to see the full size map:

Ormskirk Hospital Map

Ward/department Phone Specialty
Antenatal ward 01695 656318  
Children's A&E 01695 656358 Open 8am to midnight; one carer per child
Children's ward 01695 656912 One carer per child
Delivery suite 01695 656919 One partner per person
Maxillo-Facial and oral surgery/ orthodontics 01695 656334 Outpatients department
Medical Day Unit 01704 704221 Temporarily relocated from Southport hospital
Neonatal ward 01695 656922 Speak to ward manager re visiting
Ophthalmology/ ENT 01695 656203 Outpatients department
Outpatients dept 01695 656691  
Post-natal ward 01695 656920  
Physiotherapy outpatients (rehabilitation) 01695 656559 Open 8.30am to 4.30pm Mon to Fri
Treatment Centre 01695 656451/ 656452/ 656468 Day cases only
Ward E 01695 656901/6528/6526 Surgical ward and gynaecology
Ward F 01695 656031/6036/6692 Day case surgical ward for all day case procedures and ophthalmology
Ward G 01695 656603 / 6903 Elective orthopaedic
Ward H 01695 656632 Orthopaedic rehabilitation
X-ray (radiology) 01695 656672 (reception) For appointments call 01704 704105. Please read the letter that accompanies your appointment. It contains important information that will allow your visit to run smoothly.

Is it an Emergency?

If you're feeling unwell and not sure which NHS service you need, use this guide to help you choose the right place to visit.

When to call 999

Call 999 in a medical emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.

Medical emergencies can include:

Call 999 immediately if you or someone else is having a heart attack or stroke. Every second counts with these conditions.

Also call 999 if you think someone has had a major trauma, such as after a serious road traffic accident, a stabbing, a shooting, a fall from height, or a serious head injury.

When to use 111

NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do.

Get help online or on the phone

To get help from NHS 111, you can:

  • go to 111.NHS.UK (for people aged 5 and over only)
  • call 111

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you’re Deaf and want to use the phone service, you can use the NHS 111 British Sign Language service available in your country:

You can also call 18001 111 on a textphone.

When to go to A&E

An A&E department (also known as emergency department or casualty) deals with genuine life-threatening emergencies, such as:

  • loss of consciousness
  • acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
  • chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • severe allergic reactions
  • severe burns or scalds
  • stroke
  • major trauma, such as road traffic accidents.

Less severe injuries can be treated in urgent care centres or minor injuries units.

When to visit an urgent treatment centre

You can go to an urgent treatment centre if you need urgent medical attention, but it's not a life-threatening situation.

Conditions that can be treated at an urgent treatment centre include:

  • sprains and strains
  • suspected broken limbs
  • minor head injuries
  • cuts and grazes
  • bites and stings
  • minor scalds and burns
  • ear and throat infections
  • skin infections and rashes
  • eye problems
  • coughs and colds
  • high temperature in child and adults
  • stomach pain
  • being sick (vomiting) and diarrhoea
  • emergency contraception

When to speak to a pharmacist

Pharmacies can give treatment advice about a range of common conditions and minor injuries, such as:

  • aches and pains
  • sore throat
  • coughs
  • colds
  • flu
  • earache
  • cystitis
  • skin rashes
  • teething
  • red eye

If you want to buy an over-the-counter medicine, the pharmacist and their team can help you choose.

Antibiotics will not be available over the counter to treat minor conditions.

Minor illnesses

Most common illnesses and problems will get better without the need to visit a doctor and can be treated at home. Click on the links for advice on how to manage your symptoms. 

You can also visit for self-care tips and tools and for advice on how to look after yourself during the winter months.

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