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 two main car parks- one 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.

As a result of the work being done to build our exciting new Emergency Department development, there is currently less parking provision available on site.

A map of the Scunthorpe General Hospital site showing the two areas of the car park at the Church Lane side which are closed for building works to be carried out.

A map of the Scunthorpe site showing the areas of the car which are currently closed.


The first step is to build the new single-storey decked car park on the public car park outside the renal unit (car park three) on the Church Lane side of the site.

However, in order to do this safely, we have closed off this area, which means there will be fewer public spaces on the site until the new car park is finished in the next few weeks.

Unfortunately, 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.

At Scunthorpe, there is also the option of using our Park and Ride service, which takes the stress out of trying to find a space and takes you right to the door of the hospital.

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.

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 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. They will need to keep hold of their 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 earliest you will be able to claim 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 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 the top two floors (floors 3 and 4) in the car park.

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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