Workington Community Hospital can be accessed by road and public transport. If you’re on a low income you may be eligible for help with travel costs.

By road

From the A596 north:

  • follow the A596 towards Workington
  • at the roundabout take the 1st exit for Town Centre A597
  • at the next roundabout take the 3rd exit to stay on the A597
  • at the train station, turn left onto Station Road
  • after 1.5 miles turn right onto Park Lane
  • the hospital is on your left

From the A596 south:

  • follow the A596 into Workington
  • at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Washington Street
  • take the 1st left onto the B5297
  • stay on this road for 600 meters
  • turn left onto Park Lane and the hospital is on your left

From the A66:

  • follow the A66 into Workington
  • at Ramsey Brow junction turn left towards the station
  • following the signs for the hospital turn right onto the B5297
  • stay on this road for 600 meters
  • turn left onto Park Lane and the hospital is on your left

By bus

Stagecoach run buses from the surrounding area to Park Lane, which is a 2 minute walk from the hospital. Use the Stagecoach website to plan your journey.

By train

Northern Rail run trains to Workington from Whitehaven and Maryport. Use the Northern Rail website to plan your journey. From there the hospital is a 7 minute walk.

You can also take a taxi but advance booking is essential. Visit traintaxi.co.uk to find a local cab service.

By Patient Transport Service

This service helps eligible patients get to and from hospital appointments. It’s provided by the North West Ambulance Service. To find out if you’re eligible, contact the local booking centre on 01228 403031.

They’ll ask you some simple questions about your medical condition and mobility. Make sure you have your NHS number ready before your call. You can get this from your GP or clinic.