Car parking at the hospital

If you are travelling to an appointment or visiting by car, please allow extra time to park, as spaces fill up quickly during peak times.

A person scans their Blue Badge whilst parking at the Hospital

Public car parking

The first 15 minutes of parking is free in most of our car parks - this is great if you are just picking up or dropping off, someone. 

The car parks have CCTV, and security staff patrol regularly. There are also dedicated car parking spaces for disabled drivers.

A map of the hospital site

Public car park near Pogmoor Road entrance (car park 1)

  • access from Pogmoor Road
  • over 100 parking spaces
  • accessible (disabled) parking
  • pay-on-foot machine near entrance
  • free to park, for the first 15 minutes

View car park 1, on Google Maps.

Public and staff car park on Pogmoor Road - close to Helensburgh Close (car park 2)

Permitted to staff and visitors.

  • access from Pogmoor Road, near Summer Lane
  • over 280 parking spaces
  • accessible (disabled) parking
  • pay-on-foot machine near entrance
  • no free parking period

View car park 2, on Google Maps. 

Public car park near Gawber Road entrance (car park 3)

  • access by main hospital entrance on Gawber Road
  • over 130 parking spaces
  • accessible (disabled) parking
  • pay-on-foot machine near entrance
  • free to park, for the first 15 minutes

View car park 3, on Google Maps. 

Accessibility and travel information

Visit the AccessAble website for accessibility information and directions for visiting our car parks.

Parking charges

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

The hospital operates a pay-on-foot system. This means you need to pay at a pay station before returning to your car. You will be unable to exit the car park if you do not pay. There are pay stations located in each of the public car parks, and one near the main hospital reception. These pay stations take coins and notes and give change.

  • 0 to15 minutes FREE
  • 0 to 1 Hour, £1.30
  • 1 to 2 Hours, £2.80
  • 2 to 4 Hours, £4.10
  • 4 to 24 Hours, £6.90
  • weekly charge £10.00

Free car parking for disabled people

Disabled patients and visitors with a valid Blue Badge receive free parking for the duration of their attendance at - or visit to - the hospital.

How to claim free parking using your Blue Badge

  1. Before driving to the exit take your blue badge and your parking ticket to the car park pay machine.
  2. Insert your ticket and the balance to pay will be displayed on the screen.
  3. Place the barcode on your Blue Badge in the ‘Receipt’ face-up. This will change the amount due to £0.00.
  4. Take your car parking ticket and use it to exit the car park.

A person scanning their blue badge, in order to park at the hospital

Register for easy access

You can register for free parking with the Car Parking team by providing a copy of your Blue Badge. You will need to provide the barcode, expiry date, your name and car registration number (you can record a maximum of two registrations, with one vehicle on-site at any one time). To register your car please email the details to

Whilst all of the car parking pay-stations are located at key entrances to the hospital, we appreciate this may be difficult for users with mobility issues. Blue Badge owners are permitted to display their clock-dial disc in their car, (which is usually used to indicate arrival time), and take their blue badge with them to use at the pay-machine.

The time clock-dial is not relevant at the hospital, as free parking for Blue Badge holders is not time limited. It is merely an indication to show that the car is owned by, or being used by a Blue Badge holder.

If you require any further assistance please see the Security Team (located at Main Reception), or call 01226 431837.

Other people who can park for free

Parents and carers

If you are the parent or guardian, of a child or young person, you can park at the hospital for free.

Your child must be under 18 years of age and an outpatient (staying overnight). 

You will be granted free parking for the duration of your child's stay. This is limited to one vehicle per a child.


Parking will be provided free to all outpatients who attend hospital for appointments, at least 3 times within a month, and for an overall period of at least 3 consecutive months (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 already claim them as part of the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS).

You can apply for the HTCS if you get any of these benefits:

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

Claiming twice will be treated as NHS fraud

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  • Page last reviewed: 29 September 2023
  • Next review due: 16 September 2024