Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Hinchingbrooke Hospital is a 330-bed district general hospital located at Hinchingbrooke Park in Huntingdon. The hospital opened in 1983 and provides a wide range of specialties including general surgery, ear, nose and throat, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, urology, breast surgery, gynaecology and vascular services. The hospital has an emergency department and maternity unit as well as children’s inpatient and outpatient services.  Also on the hospital site is the 23-bed Treatment Centre which opened in 2005.

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Our priority has been to improve capacity, reduce anxiety for patients and visitors and fairer charges, whereby all patients and visitors are asked to contribute to the parking operating charges.

The Trust has also increased the number of disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders in our main car park to 24.  There are also an additional 12 spaces created in the spring of 2022 outside the main entrance and 22 disabled spaces conveniently located in drop-off areas around the hospital, whilst these spaces are not chargeable, they are limited to 1 hour parking. Parking for motorcycles is free.

At Hinchingbrooke Hospital we endeavour to ensure that there are adequate parking facilities on site, but spaces are limited and therefore cannot be guaranteed. Where possible, we encourage the use of public transport.

Getting to Hinchingbrooke Hospital

We are within 2 miles of the A1 and A14. 

Travelling from the A1 in either direction

  • Take the exit to Brampton and then follow signs to Huntingdon
  • As you travel towards Huntingdon, follow the signs to the hospital
  • At the main roundabout take the 3rd exit

Travelling from the A14 in either direction

  • Take the Godmanchester exit, then follows the signs to Huntingdon
  • After the medieval bridge, stay in the left hand lane and follow signs to the hospital
  • At the main roundabout take the 3rd exit


Car park 2 - main car park located at the front of the hospital (outside treatment centre)

  • 325 spaces    
  • Pay-on-exit 
  • Free motorcycle parking at the entrance to the car park  

Car park 3 - Woodlands Centre and Children's Outpatients

  • 65 spaces
  • Pay and display

Two short-stay car parks - maximum stay 30 mins

  • Rehabilitation Centre
  • Treatment Centre

Drop-off point at the main entrance - maximum stay 20 minutes

Disabled parking       

  • 24 spaces in our main car park
  • 22 spaces located in drop-off areas around the hospital

These spaces are not chargeable but limited to 1 hour parking

Parking charges       

  • No charge - up to 30 minutes
  • £3 - up to 1 hours
  • £4 - up to 2 hours
  • £5 - up to 3 hours
  • £6 - up to 4 hours
  • £7 - up to 5 hours
  • £8 - up to 6 hours
  • £9 - up to 7 hours
  • £10 - up to 8 hours
  • £11 - up to 12 hours
  • £12 - up to 24 hours

A concessionary rate of £2.60 per day applies for:

  • Patients whose appointment time exceeds four hours due to a long wait in clinic.
  • Parents of a child or young person under 18 (between the hours of 8am and 7pm) or a birthing partner (anytime).
  • The main visitor or carer to a critically ill or terminally ill patient on a daily basis (one vehicle only).
  • A relative visiting a patient on a daily basis for a prolonged period of time (exceeding 7 days.
  • The main carer of a patient in the hospital.
  • You can download our concessionary parking application form here.

There is no parking charge for:

  • A patient with a long-term illness or serious condition needing regular treatment, such as chemotherapy, blood transfusions, acupuncture and some other specialised treatments
  • Visitors to the Bereavement Centre or Chaplaincy Services
  • Parents of a child in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or Special Care Baby Unit
  • Blue Badge holders
  • Parents of a child or young person under 18yovernight (between the hours of 7.30pm and 8am)

Small Increase To Hospital Parking Charges

Parking at Peterborough City and Hinchingbrooke Hospitals is set to increase for patients and visitors from Monday, 7 August 2023.

The first 30 minutes will remain free of charge on both sites, but there will be a minimal increase of 20 pence to costs after that. Patient parking will stay below the average cost for other NHS Hospitals and still lower than average when comparing us against other organisations, even after last year’s price increase.

For more information, please see our dedicated news article.


Getting to us by Public Transport

We’re just a 10 minute walk from Huntingdon train station (services to London and Peterborough by First Capital Connect)

There are various bus services and we have links to the Cambridgeshire guided bus way

Places to Eat, Drink and Shop

Places to Eat, Drink and Shop

There is a cash machine located in the main entrance


Our little shop supplies a comprehensive range of drinks, snacks, gifts, cards, magazines and daily essentials.

  • Location: In the main entrance next to Costa Coffee
  • Opening times:
    • Monday to Friday, 7am to 8pm
    • Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 5pm

Costa Coffee

Serves a selection of hot and cold drinks, and snacks.

  • Locations:
    • Main Entrance
    • Treatment Centre Enterance Hall
  • Opening times:
    • Monday to Friday, 7am to 8pm
    • Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 5pm

Garden Restaurant

In June 2016, the Garden Restaurant became the first and only in-house NHS service to be awarded the Gold Catering Mark from the Soil Association for the standard and quality of its food.  We offer a varied selection of nutritious, freshly prepared food at great value and we pride ourselves on using only high quality fresh ingredients. All of our meals are cooked fresh on site by our experienced catering team.

  • Location: The Garden Restaurant is in the main hospital building on the first floor (just follow the signs).
  • Opening times: 7 days per week, 8am to 8pm weekdays and 8am to 4pm at weekends.
  • Meal Times:
    • Breakfast 8am–10.30am
    • Lunch 12pm–2.30pm 
    • Supper 4.45pm–7.30pm

Ward Information

Ward contacts and visiting times for Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

Acute Assessment Unit (AAU)

Location: Adjacent to Emergency Department
Telephone: 01480 428971

Apple Tree Ward

Location: first floor

Specialty: General Medicine

Visiting times: 2-4pm & 6-8pm
Ward Direct dial number: 01480 423187 

Bay Tree Ward

Location: first floor        

Specailty: Orthopaedic
Direct dial number: 01480 423147        
Visiting times: 2-4pm & 6-8pm

Birch Ward

Location: first floor. 

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Visiting times: 2-4 & 6-8pm
Direct dial number: 01480 423180 

Cherry Tree Ward

Location: first floor

Specialty: Medicine for the Elderly
Visiting times: 2-4pm & 6-8pm
Direct dial number: 01480 423185 

Critical Care Centre

Location: ground floor

Specialty: Critical Care
Direct dial number: 01480 416229
Portable phone: 01480 363945 (can be taken to a patient’s bedside)

Daisy Ward

Location: Treatment Centre 

Specialty: day or elective surgery       
Direct dial number: 01480 428959    
Visiting times:  2-5pm & 6-7.30pm  

Jasmine Ward

Location: First floor

Specailty: day case infusion suite
Phone number: 01480 416416, 
Visiting times: 2-4pm & 6-8pm

Lilac Ward

Location:First floor

Specailty: Obstetric and Maternity Services
Direct dial number: 01480 418770

Birth partners: 9am to 1.30pm and 3.30pm to 10pm
All other visitors: 6.30pm to 8pm

Medical Short Stay Unit (MSSU)

Location: first floor

Specialty: short stay patients
Direct dial number: 01480 423149

Pear Ward

Location: first floor 

Specialty: Elderly Medicine
Visiting times: 2-4pm & 6-8pm
Direct dial number: 01480 416419 


Plum Tree Ward

Location: First Floor

Speciality: Gastroenterology / General Medicine

Visiting: 2-4 and 6-8pm

Direct Dial: 01480423182

Walnut Ward

Location: first floor 

Specialty: Respiratory
Direct dial number:  01480 423145 or 01480 423146
Visiting times: 2-4pm & 6-8pm