Car parking

As parking on-site is limited we encourage staff, patients and visitors to use public transport where possible.

There are 315 spaces available for patients and visitors on site, with the main car park located directly outside the main entrance to the hospital. When you arrive you’ll see electronic signs directing you to a car park with available spaces. As you enter the car park take a ticket from the entrance barrier and park. Please keep your ticket with you and pay at the pay station on your way back to your car.

Blue Badge holders

Blue Badge holders currently need to request a ticket from the barrier using the help button, this then allows us to check your badge details and dispense a ticket which is programmed to our Disabled Tariff rate.

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.

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Car park charges

Stay Current charges Charges from Sept 1 2017
Blue badge holders £2.00 fixed tariff  £2.00 fixed tariff
0-1 hours £2.00  £2.10
1 hour – 2 hours £3.50  £3.60
2 hours – 4 hours £4.00  £4.10
4 hours plus £4.50  £4.60
Lost ticket £4.50  £4.60
Day ticket £4.50  £4.60
Weekly ticket £22.50  £23.00
Long term ticket after first 7 days £4.50  £4.60

Pay stations are located outside the main reception near to the emergency care centre and also outside the children and family services building. Please make sure you bring change with you as our machines do not accept card payments, although we do have a card payment option, if required, at the security and car parking office which is located near to the main entrance.


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.

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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 for repairs, lighting and security would have to be paid but would come from monies better spent on patient care.