Stay at home as much as possible
The Walton Neurological Centre is a world-class hospital in Merseyside. If you are visiting the hospital as an outpatient, or if you are staying there for treatment, in normal times The Brain Charity has staff on-site who can offer you practical help, information and emotional support if you need it.
The Walton Centre has its own Nurse Advice Line as well for patients under its care: call 0151 556 4008. The line is available between 9am and 4pm.
Our Information Pod
In normal times, The Brain Charity's Information and Advice Officers attend the wards every day to speak to people who may need some support. They also attend clinics, and are available for families, friends and carers in our 'pod', which is located opposite the main check-in desks and the new Self-Check-In.
In normal times, The Pod is staffed Monday to Friday, 9.00-5.00. You can phone the Pod on 0151 529 8383. But due to Covid-19, this is on hold until further notice.
Getting to The Walton Centre
The Walton Centre is on the same site as Aintree University Hospital (sometimes called Fazakerley Hospital), over the road from Fazakerley train station. The Centre's main building is located on Lower Lane, Liverpool L9 7LJ.
Scroll down below the map for more details for travelling by train, bus or car.
Fazakerley train station is a Northern Line station with regular connections to central Liverpool. Fazakerley Station faces the Longmoor Lane entrance to The Walton Centre.
The following bus routes travel close to the hospital with stops in Lower Lane and Longmoor Lane: 1, 2, 3, 17c, 17d, 18c, 20, 62, 92, 121, 122, 134, 159, 209, 217, 218, 236, 356. The 102 bus travels into the main hospital.
For up to date information please contact Merseytravel on 0151 236 7676.
- Transport safety (Suzy Lamplugh Trust website)
The Walton Centre is easily accessible via the M6 and the M62.
- M6 Southbound: Leave the motorway at J26 (signposted Skelmersdale) and join the M58. Leave the M58 at its end and at the roundabout take the first exit onto M57. Leave at J6. Turn right at roundabout onto A506. Follow for 1.5 miles and at the traffic lights turn left onto Lower Lane. The entrance to The Walton Centre is on the right.
- M6 Northbound and M62: Leave the M6 at J23 (Haydock). Travel for more than 5 miles along East Lancashire Road. Turn right at lights just past the Showcase Cinema, onto Lower Lane. The Walton Centre is on the left.
- West via the A580: Travel along the A580, passing under the M57; continue for a further one mile and take the third turning right onto Lower Lane. The entrance to The Walton Centre is on the left.
The Walton Centre manages two car park areas which are directly outside and to the right of the main building main entrance. All other car parks on-site are managed and controlled by Aintree University Hospital.