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Car parking

In order to encourage our local community to come forward for vaccination the Trust has allocated a free car park for use by those people attending for this purpose. The car park is located behind the bus shelter near the entrance to the hospital and adjacent to the Inspire Centre, which is where our vaccination centre is based. This car park is attended by staff during the day and also has signage indicating that the parking is free of charge. Other car parks on the site are not free of charge for visitors and the normal charges apply as set out clearly around the site.

Normal processes are shown below.

A pay-and-display system is in operation in the hospital.

At times the car park can become very busy. Please allow yourself good time to find a parking space. Our car park is managed by an outside company and parking restrictions are enforced.

Parking spaces marked in blue are exclusively for the use of patients and visitors.

If you are using a satnav to find your way to the hospital our postcode is PE30 4ET.

The car parks at the Trust are managed in-house, with the enforcement role contracted out to an external service provider currently National Parking Enforcement Ltd.

Parking charges

Pay-and-display charges are currently:

Up to 2 hours: 2.60
Up to 3 hours: 3.90
Up to 4 hours: 5.20
Up to 5 hours: 6.50
Up to 8 hours: 10.40
8 to 24 hours: 15.60
Weekly ticket: 28.00

These can be purchased from the ticket machines using coins or cards and from the change machine in the main hospital entrance. Please ensure that you bring the correct change as our ticket machines do not issue change.

A change machine is available inside the hospital main entrance. If your hospital appointment takes longer than you anticipated and you are concerned that you may have over-stayed your parking limit, please inform the Ward Clerk and ask them to inform the Car Parking Manager, who will log the details of your vehicle and inform the Borough Council staff. The parking attendants will do all they can to assist if they are aware of your difficulties.

Accessible parking

This is for holders of a valid Blue Badge attending hospital as a patient or visitor, or for a disabled person employed by the Trust. Disabled patients and visitors receive free parking for the duration of their attendance at, or visit to, the hospital. Disabled employees receive free parking while at the hospital for purposes relating to their employment.

More than 60 accessible parking spaces are available throughout the site. Blue Badge holders will need to display a free three hour ticket as well as their Blue badge in their car windows, this tickets can be obtained from the pay and display machines. In cases where your appointment may be over three hours, please let a member of staff know so we can inform the car parking team.


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Frequent outpatient attenders

Free parking will be provided to all out-patients who attend hospital for an appointment at least three times within a month and for an overall period of at least three months. A 'month' is defined as a period of 30 days. Please speak to the reception staff in the area you are attending for further details.

Parents of sick children staying overnight

This is for a parent or guardian of a child or young person, under 18 years of age, who is admitted as an inpatient at hospital overnight. They receive free parking between the hours of 7.30pm and 8am while visiting the child. This would apply to a maximum of two vehichles.

Motorcycles park for free

Parking is free for motorcycles and you do not require a parking permit. Please be sure to park your motorcycle considerately; there are a number of suitable small spaces on the Main Car Park and an area adjacent to the Staff Entrance can also be used.

Staff car parking

Car parking is free until March 2023

We recognise that finding a space can be difficult some days, as our hospital becomes busier with visiting and clinic appointments reinstated.

The patrols by the Council are increasing to support respectful parking, with fines in operation. This means that it is really important that staff take the following actions:

  • Display a valid parking permit or parking scratch card in your car at the start of your shift
  • If your permit is out of date, please contact on the Car parking office (located in the Estates area)
  • Please consider: if you have a parking permit but could get to site via other means i.e. walking, cycling, bus please consider these options to help those that have to bring their cars

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