Concessionary Rates

If you are a patient or visitor who falls into any of these categories, please ask a member of staff in the ward you are visiting for a car park concessions application form.

Concessionary rates

  • If you are a patient whose appointment time exceeds four hours due to a long wait in clinic, or you are receiving extended treatment, the daily concessionary rate is £2.90
  • If you are a parent of a child in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (SCBU) on Labour Ward or you are a birthing partner, the daily concessionary rate is £1.50

Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme

Patients on benefits or with low incomes can find it difficult to meet the cost of travelling to hospital or other healthcare premises for treatments or diagnostic tests.

The Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme was set up to provide financial assistance to patients who do not have a medical need for ambulance transport, but who require assistance with their travel costs.

Patients on low incomes or receiving specific qualifying benefits or allowances are reimbursed in part or in full for costs incurred in travelling to receive certain NHS services, if their journeys meet certain criteria.

Please follow this link for more information.

Free parking

There is no charge if you are:

  • a patient with a long-term illness or serious condition needing regular treatment, such as chemotherapy, blood transfusions, acupuncture and some other specialised treatments
  • a patient receiving emergency or daily medical treatments, such as nuclear medicine and some other specialised treatments
  • a patient attending the Renal Unit for treatment
  • a visitor to the bereavement or chaplaincy services
  • the main person or main carer visiting a critically ill or terminally ill patient every day (one vehicle only)
  • supporting someone having a baby here overnight
  • a patient whose appointment has been cancelled on the day