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University Hospital Crosshouse

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University Hospital Crosshouse is situated two miles from Kilmarnock town centre. It is a large district general hospital providing a wide range of services, including paediatric inpatient services. It is also home to the national Cochlear Implant Service. It is the main Accident and Emergency Centre for East and North Ayrshire.

The UNICEF-accredited Ayrshire Maternity Unit is also based at University Hospital Crosshouse.

Travel information

University Hospital Crosshouse is situated on the outskirts of Kilmarnock and borders the village of Crosshouse en route for Irvine (A71). There is a regular (approximately every 10-15 minutes) public transport service from Kilmarnock. Buses enter the hospital grounds and stop at a bus stop situated just outside the main entrance doors to the hospital. Limited car parking is available.

Travelling by bus

University Hospital Crosshouse bus stop:
Buses enter the hospital grounds and stop at the bus stops situated outside the hospital main entrance doors.

Details on Ayrshire local bus routes can be obtained from Stagecoach West Scotland Sandgate, Ayr
KA7 1DD, Tel: 01292 613500

From Glasgow by bus:
Half hour service from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station to Kilmarnock Bus Station, from where local bus/taxi services can be accessed. There is also an Express bus service from Glasgow.

Travelling by train

From Glasgow by train:
Half hour service from Glasgow Central Station to Kilmarnock Station, Kilmarnock Town Centre - journey time approximately 40 minutes. From there local bus services can be accessed.

Train services:

Glasgow to Ayr:
Monday to Sunday via Paisley, Johnstone, Kilwinning, Irvine, Troon, Prestwick Airport, Prestwick Town, Newton on Ayr - Ayr. Trains for Ayr depart from Glasgow Central Station every 30 minutes on the hour and the half-hour

Ayr- Kilmarnock:
Monday to Sunday via Ayr -Prestwick Town - Prestwick International Airport - Troon - Kilmarnock

Travelling by car:

From Glasgow:
A77 from Glasgow to Kilmarnock, then follow the signs for Irvine (A71). Non-parking 'drop-off' and 'pick-up' points are next to the main entrance.

Cycle Parking

Bicycle and moped cycle parking stands are available at University Hospital Crosshouse next to the Physiotherapy corridor entrance. Cycle users must provide their own cycle locks to secure their cycles.

Car parking

Car parking spaces are available, including disabled car parking and designated parking bays for use by patients and visitors. You can drop patients at the main entrance, then please park in a designated space.

The hospital now has designated short and long stay parking areas. You can park in the short stay areas for a maximum of three hours and the long stay areas have no time limit. 

Disabled drivers' car parking

Disabled parking facilities are close to the hospital entrance. The main disabled car park is situated to the right of the main driveway opposite the entrance to the Physiotherapy Department. Diasbled parking bays are exempt from the parking time limits.

There are signs directing you to this facility as you approach the hospital. Before you leave the hospital, please take your blue badge to the Welcome Desk, where you will be given the code to allow you to leave the car park.


Address : Kilmarnock Road
 01563 521133
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