Car parking charges for patients and visitors to Barnsley Hospital will be reintroduced from Monday 11 October 2021.

The charges remain as they were before the introduction of free parking during the height of the pandemic, and apply to the public car parks on the Barnsley Hospital site (Car parks 1 and 3). These car parks should not be used by staff at the hospital.

From Monday 11 October 2021, the following charges will apply:

Up to 15 mins Free
15 mins – 1 hour £1.30
1 – 2 hours £2.80
2 – 4 hours £4.10
4 – 6 hours £6.90
Weekly pass £10.00

We regret we have to charge for parking at all, but the cost of security and maintenance for our car parks means we have to make a modest charge so we don’t divert money away from patient care.

Car parking on the hospital site is limited, so we encourage all visitors to consider using alternative travel arrangements where it is safe to do so.

Parking concessions

Disabled patients and visitors with a valid Blue Badge receive free parking for the duration of their attendance at, or visit to, the hospital – find out how to claim.

A parent or guardian of a child or young person, under 18 years of age, who is admitted as an inpatient at hospital overnight will also receive free parking for the duration of their stay, limited to 1 vehicle while visiting their child.

Parking will be provided free to all outpatients who attend hospital for an appointment at least 3 times within a month and for an overall period of at least 3 consecutive months (i.e. a minimum of 9 attendances). A ‘month’ is defined as a period of 30 days. Valid car parking receipts will be required for any claims which are made through our Cashier’s office.

Please be aware you cannot claim for parking costs as a frequent outpatient attender if you claim already claim them as part of the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS) for receiving any of these benefits or allowances:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit (WTC) with Child Tax Credit (CTC)
  • WTC with a disability element or a severe disability element
  • CTC but you’re not eligible for WTC
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Universal Credit and meet the criteria

Claiming twice will be treated as NHS fraud