Shops and Facilities at Derriford Hospital

The following shops and services are available in the main hospital foyer on level 6:

M&S Simply Food

Located at the main entrance and open every day from 7.00am until 8.30pm Monday to Friday and Weekends from 7.30am until 8.30pm. The shop sells a range of sandwiches, baguettes and salads as well as ready meals and grocery items.

Cashpoint Machine

There is a Barclays Bank cash machine, just outside the Trust’s main entrance. Cash withdrawals from this machine are free. A second cash machine is located outside the Goodness at Greens Restaurant on level 7.

WH Smith Shop

The shop has a wide selection of magazines, books, newspapers, snacks and useful items. It also sells sandwiches, salads and a range of cold drinks.

Opening times: Monday to Friday 7.00am until 9pm and Weekends 8.00am until 7pm

League of Friends Fruit and Gift Shop

This well stocked shop provides fruit, dried fruit and nuts, water, a variety of small gifts and other useful items. All profit from the shop is donated to the League’s Charitable Funds and used to purchase hospital equipment and improve patient care.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8am until 5pm / Saturdays 12noon until 4pm

League of Friends Book Shop

The book shop sells a range of second-hand hardback and paperbacks. All profit from the shop is donated to the League’s Charitable Funds and used to purchase hospital equipment and improve patient care.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday only 9.30am until 3pm 


Boots offer a patient pharmacy service at Derriford Hospital. You can collect hospital prescriptions on site or from a number of Boots stores. You will also find over the counter medicines and toiletry products.

Find out about Boots pharmacy.

Other Facilities at the Hospital

Reception Desk: Situated in the main entrance area this is a useful contact for general information e.g. directions to wards and departments, visiting times.

Parking Desk: The Parking Information Desk is located at the main entrance and is for all enquiries relating to car parking.

Wheelchairs: There are wheelchairs in the main entrance. A pound coin is needed to use a wheelchair - this is refunded when the chair is returned.

Welcome Centre: The Trust’s Welcome Centre is open on the main concourse between 9.15am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday (but closed between 12noon and 3pm) offering a patient friendly, on-the-spot advice and information service to patients, relatives and carers.

Free WiFi: Free wireless internet services are available for patients, visitors and guests at Derriford Hospital.

To connect to NHS WiFi for the first time simply search for available WiFi networks on your device, select ‘NHS Wi-Fi’ and click connect to automatically connect your browser to the registration page. Once registered your device should automatically connect to the WiFi network where available.

Post Box: The post box is in the main entrance, by the door. Collections are at 5pm Monday to Friday and at 11.30am on Saturday.

Public Telephones: A wheelchair accessible public telephone is available in the main entrance.

Freephone for taxi service: Freephones are available at a number of the hospital’s entrances for the general public to ring TaxiFirst who provide a 24hr on demand taxi service to the hospital.

Public Toilets: The hospital’s main concourse toilets have recently been refurbished, and include a Changing Places facility.

Photo Booth: A self-service Photo-Me® photo booth is available on the concourse, providing a useful service for passport photos, driving licence photos, railcards and Student IDs, as well as fun photos.

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