Car parking at Scunthorpe hospital

As parking on-site is limited we encourage staff, patients and visitors to use our popular Park and Ride service or public transport where possible.

There is parking provision for patients and visitors with three main car parks- two on the Church Lane side of the hospital and another in front of emergency centre / outpatients departments on the Cliff Gardens side.

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.

However, during the construction phase of our new Emergency Department, it will be necessary to temporarily close some public car parks, to ensure your safety. Details of any closures will be posted here and on our social media, so please check before you travel.
If you are able to make alternative transport arrangements we would be grateful if you do so. We appreciate that this will not be possible for some patients but ask that those who are able to use public transport or get dropped off give priority to those who don’t have this option available.
We also ask that you consider our neighbours and avoid parking on residential streets around the hospital site.

Car park charges


Stay Charge
Blue badge holders FREE
0-1 hours £2.40
1 hour – 2 hours £3.90
2 hours – 4 hours £4.40
4 hours plus £4.90
Day ticket £4.90
Weekly ticket £24.80
Long term ticket after first 7 days £4.90
Park and Ride (Scunthorpe) 80p each way or £1.40 return

Pay stations are located by the main entrance on Church Lane, outside the emergency centre and outpatients on Cliff Gardens.


In addition to the daily, weekly and long term discounts above, some patients may also be entitled to further car parking concessions. Ward managers, or their deputies, can provide patients/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 will be 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. They will need to keep hold of their receipts and put a claim in retrospectively outlining which department they attended on which date. This starts from the end of April, so the earlier that patients will be able to claim is in August for the period May – July.

Blue Badge holders

Parking for Blue badge holders is now free of charge. If you wish to register your vehicle please email 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.

 Park and Ride service from the town centre

new park and ride bus April 2016
Parking a headache? Take the Park and Ride service for 80p each way or £1.40 for a return journey. Park your car for FREE at the Parishes multi-storey car park in the town centre and catch the Hornsby n.o 9 bus from stand N in the bus station. Buses run from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday with a final bus leaving the hospital at 8pm. The service also operates on Saturdays. Please see timetable below.

Please note: patients and visitors need to register their car registration number with the shopmobility office on the ground floor of the Parishes car park. You can park on any of the floors in the car park apart from the internal ground floor level.

If you have an early hospital appointment and need to register your vehicle details with Shopmobility before 8.30am you can either:

  • Email with your name, vehicle registration number, appointment time and contact telephone number on the day of your appointment or the day before
  • Phone the Shopmobility office on 01724 297418 to give staff your name, vehicle registration number, appointment time and contact telephone number the day before your appointment

Visitors who park in the car park after 8.30am must sign in the visitor’s book in the Shopmobility office.

Disabled users can park anywhere within the Parishes car park and do not need to register with the shopmobility office.

The buses stop outside the outpatients entrance on Cliff Gardens and the main entrance on Church Lane. Normal concessions apply: bus passes accepted and under 5s are free.

Download the Park&Ride timetable (788kb)
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The Park and Ride service is just one of the initiatives under the Trust’s travel plan which aims to address the increased demand for car parking at its sites. The three year plan details what the Trust is planning to do to reduce car journeys to its three hospitals and how it can encourage staff, patients and visitors to use alternative modes of transport, such as cycling, walking and using public transport

Car parking policy (971kb)
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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 would have to be paid but would come from monies better spent on patient care.

Car parking policy (949kb)
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Trust travel plan (6mb)
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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.

Whoosh Terms of Service (23kb)
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