Car parking at Grimsby hospital
As parking on-site is limited we encourage staff, patients and visitors to use public transport where possible.
The site has parking provision for patients, staff and visitors, 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. When you drive into the car park your vehicle registration number is captured by the Automatic Number Plate Recognition barriers. When you are ready to leave the site please go to the pay station where you will need to enter your vehicle registration number.
Building work affecting car parking
In order to keep you safe during the construction of our new Emergency Department, the main public car park is now closed.
Alternative public car parking is available in the area next to the nursery building, which can be accessed by coming into the Scartho Road entrance to the site and turning left.
A free 38 space patient and staff car park is available on the former Scartho Baths site in Grimsby. This is a park and walk facility, though there is a bus stop just outside the car park and regular buses which come right into the hospital grounds.
Unfortunately, even with our new temporary car park, there will be fewer spaces available for patients and visitors to use during the construction phase and, as a temporary measure, we are encouraging all those who are able to make alternative transport arrangements to do so.
We appreciate that this will not be possible for some patients and please don’t put yourself at risk.
However, if you can leave the car behind and take a bus, taxi or get a family member to drop you off, we’d be very grateful.
If your medical condition prevents you from using public transport, you may be eligible for ambulance transport.
This must be booked four weeks in advance of your appointment by calling the Thames Group on 0300 3033176 and staff will ask you a series of questions to ensure you’re eligible.
We know it’s not ideal but we hope you agree it will be worth it when our new Emergency Departments are finished – and that you’ll join us in helping to ensure priority is given to those who need it most.
We also ask that you consider our neighbours and avoid parking on residential streets around the hospital site. Thank you.
Blue Badge holders
Parking for Blue badge holders is now free of charge. If you wish to register your vehicle please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, blue badge number (and a copy of the blue badge) and your vehicle registration number. One registered the barrier will recognise your number plate when you arrive on site and lift automatically when you leave with no charge to pay.
Car park charges
|Blue badge holders||FREE|
|1 hour – 2 hours||£3.90|
|2 hours – 4 hours||£4.40|
|4 hours plus||£4.90|
|Long term ticket after first 7 days||£4.90|
Pay stations are located outside the main reception near to the emergency care centre and also outside the children and family services building.
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.
New concession for those who attend frequently
From Monday 26 April a new concession was introduced for patients coming for outpatient appointments on a regular basis.
Frequent outpatient attenders: This applies to patients who have to attend hospital for an appointment at least three times within a month and for an overall period of at least three consecutive months. Those eligible can pick up a claim form from the Car Parking and Security Offices on site. You will need to keep hold of your receipts and put a claim in retrospectively outlining which department they attended on which date. This started from the end of April, so this month (August) is the earliest you will be able to claim for the period May – July.
Motorcyclists are able to park, free of charge, in the bays of any of our public car parks. On approaching the barrier, please use the intercom to contact a member of our staff and they will be happy to raise the barrier for you.
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.
Whoosh app terms of service
Please see attached link for the Whoosh Terms of Service for Mobile Phone Payment, this service is independently provided to enable the additional payment function within our patient and visitor Car Parks.