University Hospital Ayr

University Hospital Ayr lies on the southern outskirts of Ayr. It is a district general hospital providing medical and surgical services on an inpatient, day case and outpatient basis. It has the Emergency Department (ED) for South Ayrshire and provides a number of Ayrshire-wide services including vascular surgery, ophthalmology and audiology.


Dalmellington Road

Contact Details

01292 610555


Relatives and visitors are welcome to use the hospital car park opposite the main entrance.

Spaces are limited and we would ask you not to bring your own car to the hospital for the duration of your stay. You can drop patients at the main entrance, then please park in a designated space.

Disabled parking

There are several disabled parking facilities close to the hospital entrance. Disabled parking bays are exempt from the short stay time limits.


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.

Map showing long and short stay parking areas

Visiting Times

Monday: 2pm - 8pm
Tuesday: 2pm - 8pm
Wednesday: 2pm - 8pm
Thursday: 2pm - 8pm
Friday: 2pm - 8pm
Saturday: 2pm - 8pm
Sunday: 2pm - 8pm

In most wards, visiting times are from 2pm to 8pm. However, there may be times when you will be asked to leave the ward. These include: when staff need to provide personal care; when staff need to treat or speak to patients in private; if patients need to leave the ward for tests; or if visitors’ behaviour disrupts other patients or staff. Please check with the ward before making planning your visit.

Smoke Free Grounds

The days of smoking on NHS grounds have drawn to a close. All our hospital premises and grounds are now smoke-free. Visit our Smoke Free policy page for more information.

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