Summary of Unit Care

The Neonatal Unit (NNU) is located on the ground floor of the Women’s Unit.

We provide ten cots for infants requiring extra support for preterm delivery or illness evident shortly following delivery. The Neonatal unit has 10 cots.

We have capacity for one infant requiring intensive care and 2 infants with high dependency needs and 7 Special care cots. All babies are cared for by a team of specially trained doctors and nurses who provide a warm, calm and comfortable environment.

Parking & Public Transport Information

Arriving by Road
There are road signs to the hospital as you enter Lancaster.
From the south, leave M6 at Junction 33. Head north along the A6 to Lancaster (for approximately 5 miles) passing the University. On approaching the roundabout on the south side, take the first exit leading to A588 (Ashton Road) and follow Infirmary signs.
From the north, leave the M6 at Junction 34. Turn left on A683 to Lancaster. Follow A6 south signs, take the third exit leading to the A588 as above.

Public cycle racks are located outside Medical Unit 1 and the Centenary building.

Car Parking
Limited parking spaces are available for patients and visitors on two car parks, one on Ashton Road (pay on foot) and a second in front of Medical Unit Two (pay and display). Please allow time to find a space and park.

The pay and display machine (Medical Unit Two) only takes coins. The pay on foot machines (Ashton Road) will accept debit and credit cards, as well as notes and coins.

There is designated parking for blue badge holders in front of all the main entrances and in our patient / visitor car parks. The spaces in the car parks are situated close to the entrances and exits but drivers may also use other spaces. Drivers with blue badges are not required to pay but must display their blue badge in the vehicle.

To arrange to exit the Ashton Road (pay in foot) car park without having to pay, a blue badge holder should make themselves known either to the car park attendant (if present) or, to the ward or department they are visiting.

  • Up to 1 hour – £1.20
  • Up to 2 hours – £2.10
  • Up to 4 hours – £3.70
  • Up to 8 hours – £5.40
  • Up to 24 hours – £7.10
  • Weekly ticket – £7.60 (contact General Office for details Tel: 01524 583201

There are also some limited 20 minute short stay parking spaces in front of entrances for picking up and dropping off.

Visiting Times

Parent access 24 hours.
Quiet time – 13:00 -14:00 parents only
Visiting 14:00 – 19:00 only two people per cot.

Parent Facilities

Three parent bedrooms for rooming in.
Parent kitchen, sitting room (Family Room), Bathroom and toilet facilities.

Parent Support

Parent group, information regarding date, times and meeting provided by staff on the ward.

Sibling Areas

Family Room, which has toys, books and television for children. Children must be supervised when in this area.


2 go Coffee shop, restaurant and WRVS café onsite.
Skylight Restaurant Opening Times (Situated on Lower Ground Centenary Building):
Staff and visitor restaurant: 8.00am-7pm
Hot and cold snacks available all day.
Breakfast 8am – 11.00am / Lunch served 12.00 – 3.00pm / Supper served 5.15 – 7.00pm

Hot and cold vending facilities available in the Restaurant 24hrs.

WRVS Tea Bar
The WRVS tea bar is located next to the main outpatients department. The tea bar is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.00pm. A wide range of items is available including cards, magazines, newspapers, baby clothes, soft toys, drinks, snacks, ice creams and of course, chocolates.

2go Cafe
Serving a selection of sandwiches and snacks as well as Costa Coffee, our 2go Cafe is located to the right of the entrance to the Centenary Building. Open from 8am – 5:30pm.

Support Resources

Star Buddies, lactation peer support.

Support for going home

Discharge planning process. Discharge planning team – Provide parent craft advice and support.
Support provided by Community Midwives and Health Visitors following discharge

Unit Contact Information

Neonatal Unit
Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Switchboard Tel:  01524 53810
Neonatal Unit Tel:  01524 583810

Trust Website

Key Staff Members

Lead Consultant:
Jo Fedee

Matron/unit manager:
Fran Campion

Service Development Lead/Neonatal Educator:
Wendy Hodgson