Car parking at Scunthorpe Hospital
While there is limited parking available for staff, patients and visitors at our Scunthorpe site, we ask that you consider using alternative means of transport where possible, to give priority for onsite parking to those who really need it.
We have two main public car parking areas at Scunthorpe.
- Outside the emergency department and outpatients entrance on the Cliff Gardens side of the site.
- On the Church Lane side of the site, you can park to the right of the entrance, in front of the family services building, or use the ground floor of the new decked car park to the left of the entrance.
When you arrive you’ll see electronic signs directing you to where there are available spaces.
There is dedicated disabled parking and there are also a limited number of electric vehicle charging points available in the decked car park.
Motorcyclists are able to park, free of charge, in the bays in 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.
As you drive in through the barrier, your registration number is read by our Automatic Number Plate Recognition system.
When you’re ready to leave, please go to the pay station and enter your vehicle registration number.
As you may be aware, we are currently carrying out extensive improvement works which may temporarily impact car parking availability.
If there’s anything you need to be aware of, we will post details here and on our social media, so please check before you travel.
Use our park and ride
Take the worry out of parking by using our park and ride service for just £1.40 for a return ticket.
You can park for free on the floors three and four of the Parishes multi-storey car park in Lindum Street in the town centre, then catch the number 9 Hornsby Travel bus from stand N in the bus station.
The buses stop outside the outpatients’ entrance on Cliff Gardens and the main entrance on Church Lane.
Update (5 January 2022):
Changes to Park and Ride bus service at Scunthorpe hospital
Due to the ongoing construction work and volume of emergency vehicles at Scunthorpe hospital, the Hornsby Travel number 9 Park and Ride service will no longer stop on the hospital site. The service will divert along Cliff Gardens, Highfield Avenue, Newlands Avenue and Church Lane. Passengers should use the main bus stop on Cliff Gardens and a temporary bus stop will be placed on Church Lane, near the main entrance. The change to the service is for the foreseeable future and with immediate affect.
Normal concessions apply, bus passes are accepted and under 5s travel free.
Please note, you must register your car registration number with the Shopmobility office on the ground floor of the car park, which opens at 8.30am.
You will need to provide your:
- Vehicle registration number
- Appointment time
- Contact telephone number
Blue Badge holders can park anywhere in the car park and do not need to register with Shopmobility.
Blue Badge holders
- Badge number (and a copy of your badge)
- Vehicle Registration Number
Once you’re registered, the barrier will lift automatically when you leave, with no charge to pay.
Car park charges
While, in an ideal world, we would like to offer everyone free parking, unfortunately that’s not a viable option.
While we need to provide parking for our patients, visitors and staff, we don’t receive any central funding for the upkeep of these car parks.
That means that if we don’t charge for parking, that maintenance would have to be paid for with money we believe is better spent on patient care.
Pay stations are located outside the main entrance on Church Lane and outside the Emergency Department on Cliff Gardens.
Blue Badge holders – FREE
Up to 1 hour – £2.40
1 to 2 hours – £3.90
2 to 3 hours – £4.40
Over 4 hours – £4.90
Day ticket – £4.90
Weekly ticket – £24.80
Long term ticket (after first seven days) – £4.90
In addition to the daily, weekly and long-term rates above, you may be entitled to further concessions.
You may be eligible if:
- You’re a cancer patient attending for a course of treatment
- You are the parent or guardian of a sick child who is staying overnight
- You are the parent, guardian or next of kin of a patient who is at the end of their life and you’re staying for prolonged visits.
Ward managers or their deputies can provide you with a letter detailing the reason for the concession, which must be presented to the security and car park team, who can issue a temporary pass for up to seven days.
In exceptional circumstances, the car park supervisor may, at their discretion, grant a pass for a longer period.
Since April 2021 a new concession has also been in place for those who have to come to hospital for an appointment at least three times within the space of a month, for an overall period of at least three consecutive months.
If this applies to you, please pick up a claim form from the Car Parking and Security Office on site.
Claims are made retrospectively, so you will need to keep hold of your receipts.