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 next to our new Vaccination Centre. To get to the Vaccination Centre turn right when you enter the main car park, follow the road all the way to the end and turn right as if you are heading back to the main entrance, you will see parking on the right next to the wooden clad modular unit signed as Vaccination Centre. 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 Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.
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. You can also pay on the Parking Ops App used by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk and select the location number on your nearest payment machine.
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.
Free Buggy Service
We have a free buggy service for visitors with mobility issues running from 9am to 12 noon Monday to Friday from our main car park. You can board the buggy at the bottom of the first ramp in the main car park, at the wheelchair shelter. The buggy takes a circular route up to the Emerson Unit, followed by the main entrance and then back down to the car park. You can watch the route taken on this video. Please feel free to use this service for one or both of your journeys to the hospital if you need to.
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