As parking on-site is limited we encourage staff, patients and visitors to use public transport where possible.
We have 208 spaces for patients and visitors on site. The main car park is located opposite the main entrance to the hospital and operates on a pay and display basis. Please ensure you display a valid pay and display ticket from one of the three machines on site.
Blue Badge holders
Blue badge holders are entitled to a concessional ticket allowing all day parking for £2.00 (single visit). This ticket can be purchased from the pay and display machine and must be displayed in their vehicle along with their blue badge.
Coming soon…automatic number plate recognition barriers are being installed in our car parks. If you wish to register your vehicle please use the form below. This will mean the barrier will recognise your number plate when you arrive on site, lift the barrier and then when you go to pay you will be charged at the blue badge holder fixed rate fee.
Car park charges
|Stay||Current charges||Charges from Sept 1 2017|
|Blue badge holders||£2.00 fixed tariff||£2.00 fixed tariff|
|1 hour – 2 hours||£3.50||£3.60|
|2 hours – 4 hours||£4.00||£4.10|
|4 hours plus||£4.50||£4.60|
|Long term ticket after first 7 days||£4.50||£4.60|
In addition to the daily, weekly and long term rates above, some patients may also be entitled to further concessions. Ward managers, or their deputies, can provide patients or visitors with a letter detailing the reason for the concession which will then be assessed by the security and car park team. Criteria for concessions include:
- Cancer patients attending for a course of treatment
- Parents staying with a sick child overnight
- Parents, guardians or next of kin staying for prolonged visits with a patient who is at the end of their life.
Those qualifying for an exemption will be issued with a temporary pass for up to seven days, but in exceptional circumstances the car park supervisor may at their discretion grant a pass for a longer period.
Why does the Trust charge for car parking?
The Trust has to provide parking for patients, visitors and staff and receives no central funding for this. If the Trust did not make a charge, the maintenance costs would have to be paid but would come from monies better spent on patient care.