We have a range of facilities available which we hope you will find helpful and make your visit here more enjoyable.
Our concourse shop is run in collaboration with our colleagues from the League of Friends and is open seven days a week. Situated on the main corridor of the hospital, only a few seconds walk from the Main Entrance to the hospital, we offer a huge range of seasonal gifts and goods including a wide variety of cards, cuddly toys, games and other forms of entertainment to help make your time, or the time of the person you are visiting in hospital go by more easily.
We are open seven days a week and sell a wide range of sandwiches, snacks and drinks, newspapers and magazines as well as a huge choice of sweets, biscuits and other general groceries.
The restaurant is situated on level one of the Freeman Hospital and is a pleasant 320 seat facility with sunny glass conservatories and alcoves adjacent to the main seating area. Our friendly staff offer a full range of hot and cold meals for patients, visitors and staff, and we are open 365 days a year. Mealtimes are as follows:
- A wide choice of breakfasts including full English and healthy options such as muesli and fruit salads is served from 7.30 until 11.00am (10.45am on Saturday and Sunday)
- Lunch starts being served at 11.30am and meals continue through to dinner up until 7.30pm in the evening
Hot and cold meals and drinks are also available during these times and we have vending machines, regularly stocked with fresh sandwiches and other snacks for out of hours.
You can access the restaurant from either the lift situated to the right of the main reception desk in the Main Entrance area, or by walking along the corridor on level one when you come out of the lifts in the ward block turning to your right.
J Welsh’s hairdressing salon can be found on the main corridor from the Main Entrance to the hospital, next to the Concourse Shop. The salon staff here offer a wide range of haircuts, styling and colour treatments for our patients, visitors and staff, all at great prices.
Visits to the wards can also be arranged if you would find this more convenient. Just ask a member of staff to contact the salon on extension 26410 who will be able to make an appointment for you.
The salon's opening hours are:
Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Pharmacy and shop
We have a Pharmacy which as well as being the main point of contact for your prescribed medication offers a wide range of toiletries, jewellry and small gifts.
Opening hours are:
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
WRVS Shop and Snack Bars
In the Main Outpatient Department there is a WRVS shop selling hot and cold sandwiches and drinks. You can even top up your mobile phone here.
There is also a WRVS kiosk in the ENT Outpatient Department.
There is a Link cash machine available which can be used to withdraw cash (there is a charge of £1.50 to use this facility) and you can also top up your mobile phone here. The cash machine is situated next the lifts on the 2nd floor. Come through the Main Entrance of the hospital and follow the main corridor as far as you can go. Turn left and the cash machine is on your immediate left.
There is an HSBC Bank available situated on the main corridor from the Main Entrance to the hospital which is open every Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 10.30am and 2.30pm. If you are a member of HSBC you can make payments, deposits or cash withdrawals or seek advice on a full range of financial services here, just like any other branch.