There are a range of facilities available to the visitors on site at both the main building and the Sid Watkins building. Click on the headings below for more information about what's on offer.

Sid Watkins Building


The Courtyard Bistro is near the main entrance of the main building and is open 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 4pm on weekends. There are also vending machines available 24/7. There is also a café based on the ground floor of the Sid Watkins Building and is open 8am to 2.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8am to 2pm on Friday. The café is closed on weekends, however there is access to a vending machine on the ground floor in the entrance to the accessible toilets.

There is a restaurant and a café at Aintree University Hospital which is about ten minutes walk from The Walton Centre main building. The restaurant is open 9.30am - 2.15pm, Monday to Friday. The café is open 7.30am – 7pm, Monday to Friday and 8am – 2.30pm on weekends. Please ask a member of staff for directions.

The Walton Centre Volunteer trolley service

Volunteers work alongside us to provide additional services and facilities for patients such as a trolley service to wards selling items such as newspapers, confectionery and toiletries. We also offer a Neuro Buddy system where volunteers can visit the ward to act as a companion by either simply listening or having a conversation. If you would like to benefit from this service please feel free to ask a member of staff on the ward.

The Retreat quiet room

The Retreat quiet room is on the first floor of the main hospital building and is open to all for prayer and reflection. If you have any particular religious requirements please inform staff or the Trust’s Chaplaincy team.

Chaplaincy Service

The Chaplains visit the hospital wards and can provide any sacraments at the bedside. They are available 24 hours a day and the service is for all faiths and also for those who do not belong to a particular faith community. You can ask a staff member for more information.

Cash machine

A cash machine is located in the main reception area

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Page last updated: 07 March 2024