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|MURRAY ROYAL HOSPITAL
Tel 01738 621151
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Murray Royal Hospital (MRH) is located in the Kinnoull area of the City of Perth and within one mile of Perth City Centre, a distance that can be walked for most people in approximately 20 minutes, although there is a steep gradient up to the Hospital along Lochie Brae from Main Street which is the main access route for pedestrians and cyclists as well as those using public transport or travelling by car.
Buses services to Murray Royal Hospital from Perth City Centre - Service 11 & 12
For those travelling by public transport there are two main bus services providing access to the Hospital, these are service numbers 11 and 12, operated by Stagecoach. Service number 12 stops within the Hospital site and service 11 stops near the main entrance on Muirhall Road.
Access to these services from Perth city centre are available on South Street.
For, staff, patients and visitors travelling from either Perth Royal Infirmary and/or Ninewells Hospital in Dundee there is a ‘Hospital Link’ service which stops in Perth City Centre and Dundee Road (stop at Manse Road) enabling access to MRH from these locations.
Bus and Train Services available in Perth
Access to a range of local and national bus and train services are available within Perth City Centre (a 20 minute walk for most people, using bus services 11 or 12, or alternatively a short taxi journey) . If you travel by train and intend to catch a bus to MRH you can purchase a plus bus ticket with your train ticket, this allows you to use the buses at a reduced cost, just ask when you buy your train ticket. To find out more about plus bus click here.
Park and Ride
There are three Park + Ride sites operating in Perthshire (click on each for further information).
Driving to MRH
Travelling from Dundee or the South via the M90/A90 exit at junction 11, and take the A85 toward Perth/Coupar Angus/Blairgowrie/Braemar, travel along Dundee Road for approximately 2 miles and turn right onto Back Wynd, and right again on to Lochie Brae follow the road to the right, Muirhall Road. The main entrance to MRH is 0.2 miles on the left.
Travelling from the North via A93 or a 94, follow the signs for Perth, at the junction on Main street/West Bridge Street turn left onto Lochie Brae follow the road to the right, Muirhall Road. The main entrance to MRH is 0.2 miles on the left.
Travelling from Perth, the West via A93 (Glasgow), or the North via A85 or A9 head towards Perth City Centre and follow the signs for the Dundee and Edinburgh M90, travel along Athol Street to the east over West Bridge Street, At the junction with Main street, go straight ahead onto Lochie Brae follow the road to the right, Muirhall Road. The main entrance to MRH is 0.2 miles on the left.
Car parking at MRH is very limited and we would encourage staff, patients and visitors (including those attending conferences) to consider if they could travel by another mode of transport, such as walking, cycling or public transport.
If it is essential that you travel to MRH by car please leave adequate time to find a space prior to your appointment.
Please ensure you park within a parking bay. For those with a blue badge there are a number of disabled parking bays throughout the site.
If you have no alternative to car travel you can still help by car sharing whenever possible.
To help you car share NHS Tayside in partnership with Tactran has set up a car share website to help you find someone to share your journeys with, PerthandKinrossliftshare.com
The Perth and Kinross Liftshare scheme allows you to match your trip with others travelling the same journey. It allows you to reduce your car journey costs and helps to cut congestion and pollution as well as freeing up car parking spaces. liftshare can also match taxi, cycling and walking journeys. Car sharing is suitable for many types of journey whether it’s a one off trip to the hospital or a regular journey to work.
To find out more about car sharing please click here.
Patient's family and friends are encouraged to visit. There are no formal visiting times at Murray Royal. The frequency of visiting need only be limited by patient's illness, activities and treatment programme.
Visiting is not restricted to a fixed period of time such as half an hour or an hour, but it can be difficult to ensure privacy if patient wish to spend a long period of time in the ward with visitors.
It would be appreciated, however, if visiting could be avoided at meal times.
Similarly patients are not restricted to two visitors at any one time, although we recommend that patients should not have large numbers of visitors at any time.
Patient's visitors should discuss with staff the advisability of children visiting the wards and arrangements for taking patients outside. Family and friends should not visit if they have an infectious condition such as a cough or cold.
Visitors are requested to report to the nurse in charge on arrival at the ward.
Should patient's relatives feel that an overnight stay is necessary then please discuss the matter with the nurse in charge.
It is appreciated that relatives will be anxious to learn of the patient's progress, but it would be helpful if telephone enquiries were limited to immediate members of the family. Where possible one person should call on behalf of the family.
A doctor is normally available to see relatives during the day from Monday to Friday. The consultant may be seen by appointment.
It is helpful for a relative or friend to accompany you to take away your suitcase and any other items not immediately required.
If you are interested in private care then please discuss this with the consultant prior to admission.
The Telephone Number for Murray Royal Hospital is 01738-621151.
If you receive any form of retirement pension, benefits or allowances you should notify your local office of the Job Centre Plus Office that you are entering hospital. Please tell the hospital that you are receiving an allowance or pension and keep a note of your pension/allowance book number.
It would be helpful if a relative or friend could look after your book and collect the pension/allowance for you. If this is not possible, you may bring the book to hospital with you and arrangements can be made by the hospital for the collection of your pension/allowance. You should ask the nurse in charge about this.
Information about the effect of your stay in hospital on retirement pension, sickness and supplementary benefits may be obtained by contacting your local Job Centre Plus Office.
You should only bring enough money for purchases of newspapers and other small items. You may also wish to bring change for the telephone.
Valuable or large sums of money should preferably not be brought into hospital as NHS Tayside cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to patient's property not taken into safe custody.
Arrangements can, however, if necessary, be made with the nurse in charge for the safekeeping of money and valuables.
Flowers are always welcome in the wards. In the interests of safety, visitors should not bring any drugs or harmful objects into the hospital. Your visitors are asked to check with the nurse in charge regarding the suitability of food, drinks or any other items which they might want to bring to you.
Any correspondence should be detailed as below:
The grounds are no smoking for all but inpatients who may smoke in designated areas only.
Please inform your family doctor that you are being admitted to hospital. If you are taking any medicines at present ask your doctor to complete a Regular Prescription Card. You should give the completed card to ward staff on admission.
To obtain Statutory Sick Pay or Sickness Benefit you must send a medical certificate to your employer or local DSS as appropriate, as soon as possible after becoming sick. You should have a note of your National Insurance No. in order to complete the medical certificate which can be obtained on request from ward nursing staff.
If you get Income Support or Family Credit then you are automatically entitled to travelling expenses to and from the hospital. It is helpful if you bring your order book or exemption certificate with you, in which case payment can be made on the spot.
If you are on a lower income, unemployed or a pensioner you may also be entitled to receive reimbursement of part or all of your travelling expenses. In this case you should complete Form AG5 which is available from DSS or Post Offices and incorporates a pre-paid envelope addressed to the local DSS Office. The form will be assessed by the DSS and returned for payment, where appropriate, to the Hospital Cashiers Office. Payment will then be made by post.
Any payment will be based on the cost of travel by the cheapest form of public transport. Further details are available from your local DSS office.
Please remember to keep any travel tickets as you will need to produce these at the hospital before payment may be made.
If you live in one of the former crofting counties you may qualify for assistance under the "Highlands and Islands Scheme".
Most wards and departments have entrances suitable for disabled persons. Where difficulties are experienced staff assistance should be sought.
If you have difficulties making transport arrangements then please contact ward staff who will be pleased to give advice.