Food, drink and other onsite facilities

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Member of the catering team serving a customer from the updated counter
Phone charger in main entrance area
Friends of Airedale coffee shop

On this page you’ll find everything you need to know about our on site facilities including our restaurant and shops and where to charge your phone and find changing facilities.


Our onsite restaurant can be found at location C30.

We Proudly Serve Starbucks ®.

We are open seven days a week, 365 days a week and our opening hours are:

  • Monday to Friday – 7:30am to 6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday – 7:30am to 3pm
  • Bank holidays – 7:30am to 3pm

Breakfast is served daily between 7:30 – 11am.

Lunch is served 11:30am to 3pm.

From 3 t0 6pm, we switch to a grab and go selection which includes sandwiches, paninis, toasties and jacket potatoes.

Snacks and hot drinks are also available 24/7 from the onsite vending machines.

Shops and cafes

There are two shops at Airedale Hospital which are open to staff, patients and visitors. They are located in the outpatients’ department (Zone A) and main entrance (Zone C). You can purchase sandwiches, snacks, hot and cold drinks, newspapers, gifts and basic toiletries. Run by volunteers, all profits go to one of the hospital’s charities.  The shop opening times are:

  • Outpatients’ shop: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm
  • Main entrance shop: Monday – Friday: 8am to 6.30pm and weekends: 10am – 6pm

Our patient catering service and menus

Visit our main catering page here.  It has information on meal times and bringing food in for patients.

Find out more about all our patient menus here.

Cash machine

The cash machine is located in the corridor next to Haematology and Oncology Day Unit above the main entrance in Zone A. You can also use the cash machine to top up your mobile phones. Free to use.


There is a payphone and direct lines to taxi companies close to the main hospital entrance (Zone C).

Mobile charging stations

Airedale Hospital and Community Charity, the official NHS charity for Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, has benefited from an NHS Charities Together grant to fund two ChargeBoxFAST charging stations, each costing £12,000.

The units provide 30 minutes of free, fast charging for all mobile devices and can be used by patients, visitors, and staff at Airedale Hospital.

One box has been installed in the hospital’s main entrance, which is a central location for the wards, and the other is located in the Emergency Department (ED) where people may spend lengthy amounts of time waiting.

“Changing the world, one toilet at a time”

SELFA is a fantastic charity which supports children and young people in Skipton and North Craven. In conversation with the SELFA Youth Council, they described how having segregated male and female toilets didn’t align to their personal identity and could leave them feeling unsafe to use them. In some cases, this means that people go without drinking during the day so that they don’t have to use the toilet which can have negative health consequences.

As a public body and an anchor institution in our community, we don’t want anyone to feel unsafe when accessing our services or facilities either as a patient, visitor or member of staff, so we are creating gender-neutral toilets in our hospital. We have done this so far in our new office building for our staff and in our recently refurbished restaurant for members of the public. Our visitor toilets on wards are also gender neutral.

Changing the world one toilet at a time. Illustration of a toilet. Designed by Elly at SELFA youth council.

Elly from SELFA Youth Council has designed a poster which you may have seen in one of our gender-neutral toilets:  “It is really important that everyone feels safe, especially in a hospital, and gender-neutral toilets mean everyone feels safe and welcome to access the toilets”.

A big thank you to Elly and their colleagues on the Youth Council for highlighting this issue, and for the posters which we are proud to display.

Equally, we appreciate that some people feel safer in a segregated toilet, and there are also separate male and female toilets available across the hospital.

Airedale Woodland Walk

The Airedale Woodland Walk is located around the Steeton site. A PDF version of the map can be viewed at

We’re lucky to have the beautiful Yorkshire countryside right on our doorstep here at Airedale General Hospital.

We firmly believe being out and about in nature can help our patients, visitors and staff alike to de-stress and feel calmer.So why not follow one of our trails and see if you can spot some of the species of trees, plants and birds that live in Airedale?

There are two trails to choose from, both approximately o.4 miles long.

Click here to download the map

Post box

A post box can be found close to the main hospital entrance (Zone C).

Baby changing facilities

Baby Changing facilities are located across the hospital as follows:

  • Day Hospital for the Elderly (location D1)
  • Restaurant (location C30)
  • Outpatients Department (location A1)
  • Restroom facilities next to the Chapel/Prayer room (location C2)

Hearing loops

Hearing loops are fitted to the reception desks in these areas:

  • Maternity Assessment Centre (location B8)
  • Labour Ward (location B17)
  • Postnatal Ward (location B18)
  • Neonatal Unit (location B19)
  • Ward 17 Children’s Unit (location C20)
  • Child Development Centre (building 15)
  • AIRE Unit (location D15)
  • Pathology (location C46)

Overnight accomodation

Accommodation is provided, subject to availability, for relatives of hospital patients to rent on a nightly basis if required at a cost of £27.50 per night.

If you’re a visitor and you’d like to stay in the accommodation, you should speak with a member of nursing staff or contact the accommodation office on 01535 294531 (Monday-Friday 8am-4pm).

Volunteer services

For further information on activities which our volunteers carry out throughout the hospital please click here.


There is a Chapel at Airedale Hospital, which is situated near to the West Entrance of the Hospital at location C2.  Staff, patients and visitors use it for personal prayer.

There is also an area set aside for non-religious reflection with resources set out for this purpose.

There is a Muslim Prayer Room at location C3. It has washing facilities and a curtain, so that women may pray in privacy.

The Chapel and Prayer Room are open 24 hours per day and provide spaces for prayer, reflection, and times of quiet. Please feel free to use these facilities, which are here for you.

For more information on the spiritual, religious and cultural support provided by our chaplaincy services click here.