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Formerly Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Southport Hospital

Southport Hospital this includes adults’ accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities.

There is also an outpatients’ service. The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport Hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The hospital, which replaced the Southport General Infirmary and the Southport Promenade Hospital, opened in September 1988.



Southport and Formby Hospital, Town Lane, Kew, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 6PN


01704 547471


Site orientation

Once through the main entrance, turn right at the roundabout on to the road which runs round the hospital and eventually becomes one-way. Most parking is at the rear of the hospital.

Adult A&E is opposite the entrance to the car park for Blue Badge holders at the front of the hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre is about a half of the way round the site and has its own clearly marked entrance.

Visting … by bicycle
The hospital is served by the local cycle path network. There is parking for bicycles near the hospital entrance and elsewhere on site.

By bus
There are bus stops near the entrances to the hospital. 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
Southport railway station is 10 minutes by car or 20 minutes by bus from the hospital. Taxis are available outside the station. For passenger inquiries call the National Information Line on 0345 484950 or visit National RailMerseytravel can provide details of bus services linking other local train stations and the hospital.

By motorway
From the south. Exit the M6 at Junction 26 and the join M58. Leave the M58 at Junction 3 following the signs for Southport and Ormskirk.

From the north. Exit the M6 at Junction 31. Follow signs for the A59 signposted Preston and then follow the signs for Southport.

Type our postcode, PR8 6PN 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 Southport 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:

Ward/department Phone Visiting and other information
    Visiting information
7a 01704 704207 Cardiology and general medicine
7b 01704 705021 Rehabilitation
9a 01704 704241 Short stay unit
9b 01704 704244 Acute Medical Unit
10a 01704 704248 Frail and Elderly Short Stay
10b 01704 704502 Surgical assessment unit and short stay
11a 01704 705105 General surgery, specialising in colorectal
11b 01704 704245 General medical ward, specialising in gastroenterology and endocrinology
14a 01704 704889 / 4891 Orthopaedic trauma
14b 01704 704895 / 4894 Respiratory and general medicine
15a 01704 705267 Restricted visiting - speak to staff member
15b 01704 704232 Stroke ward
A&E 01704 704128/ 704437 For children's A&E visiting go to the Ormskirk hospital page
Audiology 01704 705230  
Critical Care 01704 704218  
Dialysis unit 01704 518980  
Discharge lounge 01704 704906  
ENT 01704 705091  
Maxillo-facial / Orthodontics 01695 656334  
Medical Day Unit 01704 704221 Temporarily relocated to Ormskirk hospital
Ophthalmology 01695 65 6203 / 01704 705228  
Orthopaedic outpatients 01704 704114  
Outpatients 01695 656691 / 01704 704898 Appointments 01695 656680
Physiotherapy outpatients 01695 656268 / 01704 704150  
Sexual health 01695 656550  
Spinal injuries 01704 704333  
X-ray (radiology) 01704 704107 (reception) For apppointments call 01704 704105. Please read the letter that accompanies your appointment. It contains important information that will allow your visit to the Radiology department 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

St Helens Urgent Treatment Centre

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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