Starting from Monday, 16 January 2017, there will be open
visiting hours between 8am - 9pm every day of the
week at the BRI.
The BRI's Welcome Centre opened in December 2013, providing a
range of new facilities for patients, visitors and staff at the
hospital. The centre houses a WH Smith, Marks and Spencer, Costa
Coffee and Stockshop, as well as a community pharmacy provided by
There are a number of cafes and restaurants across all the BRI
hospital buildings. In addition, the hospital
is located within a couple of minutes walking distance of
the city centre of Bristol, which has a wide range of eating
facilities and options. There is a Royal Voluntary
Service (RVS) shop selling sandwiches, snacks, hot and cold drinks,
newspapers, and magazines in the King Edward Building.
Wheelchairs can be accessed from the main entrance of the Queens
Building. Public telephones are available at the
A hairdresser visits the Bristol Royal Infirmary on a Thursday
afternoon. For more information and to arrange an appointment,
please call our Voluntary Services office on 0117 342
A free phone taxi line is available for your convenience. Taxi
ranks can also be found close to the Bristol Eye Hospital at the
bottom of Lower Maudlin Street and by the Bus Station.
Each bed space has its own television and phone. These services
are provided by an external company called Premier
Bedside. The phone number for your bed space will be given
to you upon arrival. In order to use the television or make
outgoing calls, a top-up card will be needed. These can be bought
from one of the top-up stations on each hospital floor.
You can find the cashiers office on Level 2 of the Queen's
Building. Find out more.
Public toilets are available at each hospital site. Our
staff will be happy to provide further details for you. Baby
changing and feeding facilities are available at each hospital
site. Our staff will be happy to provide further details for
Our bereavement/patient affairs office can be found on Level 2
in the Old Building, BRI. Please ring 0117 342 2289/2949
after 10 am on the next working day to arrange an appointment.