Ground floor, near the main entrance

Opening times

9am to 3pm


The Coffee Bean café serves main meals, breakfast baps, sandwiches, salads, snacks and cakes. All food is cooked from fresh in our own kitchens with low calorie ingredients wherever possible.

Healthy options and a limited choice of vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, lactose free, halal and kosher options are also on the menu.


Ground floor

Opening times

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm


If your doctor or nurse gives you a prescription, you can collect it from the hospital pharmacy. If you’re entitled to free prescriptions, please bring your proof of exemption with you.

There are water fountains located in the The Coffee Bean café and Outpatient corridor.


Ground floor and 1st floor


Our unisex toilets both contain baby changing facilities. There’s also a room with a changing mat in the Midwives area. Ask staff to direct you to the nearest facilities.

There are toy boxes available in both the Outpatient waiting room and in the Minor Injuries Service waiting room.

Free wifi is available throughout the hospital. To connect, choose NHS Wi-Fi in your network settings. Read our wifi FAQs to find out more.


Breakfast 7.30am to 9.30am
Lunch 12pm to 1pm
Dinner 5pm to 6pm


If you’re staying in hospital you can order 3 meals a day plus snacks. Healthy options and a choice of vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, lactose free, halal and kosher options are on the menu.

If you miss a meal, snacks like biscuits, toast and sandwiches can be requested at any time. Just let the ward staff know you’re hungry.

If you’re staying in hospital, most of our beds have a personal freeview TV set. If you’re staying in a shared room, you’ll have access to a shared TV. If you’re staying in a private room, you’ll have access to a personal TV and a DAB radio.


Ellerbeck Ward
1st floor


There’s a comfortable Dining Room for inpatients to use on the Ellerbeck Ward. The room contains a TV, radio and a collection of books.

Hospital chaplains are available to provide spiritual support to patients and visitors of all faiths and beliefs. You do not need to be religious or attend church to receive help from our chaplains.

A chaplain visits the wards on Friday afternoons to talk and listen to people. They can also be contacted out of hours by ward staff for special visits and emergencies. 

Our chaplains have links with many faith communities and will always try to get an appropriate representative when asked to do so. Your own priest, imam or minister can also visit you in hospital.

A Faith Box containing books, prayer and spiritual resources is available to all inpatients. Ask ward staff if you’d like to look through it.

The Coffee Bean café has a courtyard with seating available for patients and visitors. The courtyard is only accessible during the café’s opening hours.

Workington Community Hospital is a smoke free site. This means there’s no smoking allowed anywhere on the property. This includes outside entrances and in our car parks and grounds. The smoking ban applies to everyone.

If you’re an inpatient, you can get a temporary nicotine replacement. You can also use e-cigarettes and vapes outside the hospital, if you stand 10 metres away from the building.

If you’d like help to quit smoking, support is available. Visit nhs.uk/smokefree to find out more.