Peterborough City Hospital

Peterborough City Hospital at Bretton Gate, Peterborough, is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility which opened to its first patients in November 2010. The hospital has over 700 inpatient beds and patients are cared for on modern wards with either single ensuite rooms or three to four-bedded ward areas, each with their own bathroom. This affords our patients far greater privacy than before and meets the NHS same sex accommodation criteria.  

The hospital has a Haematology/Oncology Unit, including a radiotherapy suite, an expanded Renal Unit, an Urgent Emergency Centre with an Emergency Department, Urgent Treatment Centre and a separate children’s emergency department. The hospital also has a dedicated Women’s and Children’s unit, a cardiac unit, a respiratory investigations facility and full diagnostic imaging facilities. 

Getting to Peterborough City Hospital

Get to us by car: 

Postcode: PE3 9GZ 

The hospital is situated off Junction 16 of the A47 on Bretton Gate. It is easily accessed from routes in the city and is just two miles from the city centre. 

Parking at our Hospital

All our car parks are 'pay on leaving'. Please take a ticket when entering the car park and pay at the pay machines in either the main atrium, the Emergency Department foyer or outside the Women's and Children's Unit entrance. 

Parking for motorcycles is free. There are motorcycle parking bays outside our multi-storey car park to the left of the main hospital entrance.

Parking costs       
  • 30 mins                       free
  • 30 mins to 1 hour        £3
  • 2 hours                        £4
  • 3 hours                        £5
  • 4 hours                        £6
  • 5 hours                        £7
  • 6 hours                        £8
  • 7 hours                        £9
  • 8 hours                        £10
  • 12 hours                      £11
  • 24 hours                      £12

Please note that we accept all the usual methods of payment throughout the Trust to include cash, debit/credit card and contactless payment. 

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.

 

By Public Transport

Get timetable and route information for buses that stop outside or near the hospital below:         

Stagecoach 4: Parnwell - City Hospital

Stagecoach 2: Paston - Bretton

Stagecoach 3: Park Farm - Bretton

By Bike 

Peterborough City Hospital is accessible by bicycle from many parts of the city. Bretton is linked to the city centre and other parts of the city by a growing number of cyclepaths. 

A map of cycle routes is obtainable from the Tourist Information Centre on Bridge Street in the city centre. 

There are cycle sheds available within the grounds of Peterborough City Hospital. Please click on the map below for the locations.

Car park map with bicycles - PCH

PCH Floor Plans

Places to Eat, Drink and Shop

Places to Eat, Drink and Shop

We have a variety of shops and cafes to choose from across the hospital, as well as a cashpoint machine in located in the main atrium (near the car parking payment machines) and in the Women's and Children's atrium.

Our Restaurant - The Spice of Life

You can choose from a wide selection of healthy meals, including dishes from the hot counter, salads from the salad bar, as well as sandwiches, wraps, fruit, snacks, and hot and cold drinks. The restaurant is open to staff and visitors.

  • Location: Level 1
  • Opening times: daily from 7.30am to 8.30pm:  
  • Meal times:
    • Breakfast is served between 7.30am - 11.00am   
    • Lunch is served between 12 noon -  2.45pm
    • Supper is served between 6pm - 8pm
    • The salad bar is open between 12 noon - 4pm Monday to Friday only 
    • Sandwiches, snacks, hot and cold drinks are available at all other times

Costa Coffee

Serves a selection of hot and cold drinks, and snacks

  • Location: Atrium, level 0, right near the main entrance
  • Opening times:
    • Monday to Friday, 7.30am - 8pm
    • Saturday and Sunday, 9am - 5pm

WHSmith

A variety of ewspapers, magazines and some toiletries are available. They also have snacks, meal deals, treats and a selection of electronics

  • Location: Atrium, level 0, right near the main entrance
  • Opening times:
    • Monday to Friday, 7.30am - 7.30pm
    • Saturday, 8.30am - 6pm
    • Sunday, 8.30am - 4.30pm

Delimarche

Delimarche is a cafe with hot and cold bakery items, drinks and snacks.

  • Location:
    • Main Atrium, level 0, right near the main entrance
    • Womens and Childrens Atrium, level 0 
  • Opening times:
    • Monday to Friday, 7am - 5pm
    • Saturday and Sunday CLOSED

The Stock Shop

Sells a selection of clothes, handbags and scarves

  • Location: Atrium, level 0, near the main entrance
  • Opening times:
    • Monday to Friday, 9am - 5.30pm
    • Saturday, 11am - 5pm
    • Sunday CLOSED

Ward information

Ward contacts and visiting times for Peterborough City Hospital 

Ward A2

Location: Level 2 core A, Peterborough City Hospital 

Specialty: Urology/Ear, Nose and Throat 

Telephone: 01733 677595 

Visiting times: 2-4pm and 6-8pm 

We want to hear from you about your experience, to submit your feedback please click here.

Ward A3

Location: Level 2 core A, Peterborough City Hospital 

Specialty: Medicine for Older People

Telephone: 01733 677607 

Visiting times: 2-4pm and 6-8pm 

We want to hear from you about your experience, to submit your feedback please click here.

Ward A4

Location: Level 2 Core A, Peterborough City Hospital 

Specialty: Colorectal and General Surgery 

Telephone: 01733 677619 

Visiting times: 2-4pm and 6-8pm 

We want to hear from you about your experience, to submit your feedback please click here.

Ward A8

Location: Level 3 core A, Peterborough City Hospital 

Specialty: Renal and General Medicine 

Telephone: 01733 677749 

Visiting times: 2-4pm and 6-8pm 

We want to hear from you about your experience, to submit your feedback please click here.

Ward A9

Location: Level 3 core A, Peterborough City Hospital 

Telephone: 01733 677767 

Visiting times: 2-4pm and 6-8pm 

We want to hear from you about your experience, to submit your feedback please click here.

Ward A10

Location: Level 3 core A, Peterborough City Hospital 

Specialty: Gastroenterology 

Telephone: 01733 677773 or 01733 677784

Visiting times: 2-4pm and 6-8pm 

We want to hear from you about your experience, to submit your feedback please click here.

Ward A15

Location: Level 1 core A, Peterborough City Hospital 

Specialty: Elective and emergency surgical patients 

Telephone: 01733 673979 

Visiting times: 2-4pm and 6-8pm 

We want to hear from you about your experience, to submit your feedback please click here.

Ward B1

Location: Level 1 core B, Peterborough City Hospital 

Specialty: Isolation 

Telephone: 01733 677320 

Visiting times: 2-4pm and 6-8pm 

We want to hear from you about your experience, to submit your feedback please click here.

Ward B5

Location: Level 2 core B, Peterborough City Hosptial 

Specialty: Trauma Orthopaedics 

Telephone: 01733 677637 

Visiting times: 2-4pm and 6-8pm 

We want to hear from you about your experience, to submit your feedback please click here.

Ward B6

Location: Level 2 core B, Peterborough City Hospital 

Specialty: Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine 

Telephone: 01733 677643 

Visiting times: 2-4pm and 6-8pm 

We want to hear from you about your experience, to submit your feedback please click here.

Ward B7

Location: Level 2 core B, Peterborough City Hospital 

Specialty: Orthopaedic 

Telephone: 01733 677655 

Visiting times: 2-4pm and 6-8pm 

We want to hear from you about your experience, to submit your feedback please click here.

Ward B11

Location: Level 3 core B, Peterborough City Hospital 

Specialty: Stroke 

Telephone: 01733 677711  

Visiting times: 2-4pm and 6-8pm 

We want to hear from you about your experience, to submit your feedback please click here.

Ward B12

Location: Level 3 core B, Peterborough City Hospital 

Specialty: Acute adult respiratory and general medicine 

Telephone: 01733 677725 (out of hours: 01733 678764

Visiting times: 2-4pm and 6-8pm 

We want to hear from you about your experience, to submit your feedback please click here.

Ward B14

Location: Level 3 core B, Peterborough City Hospital 

Specialty: Medicine for the Elderly 

Telephone: 01733 677737 

Visiting times: 2-4pm and 6-8pm 

We want to hear from you about your experience, to submit your feedback please click here.

Amazon Children's Ward

Location: Ground floor, Women and Children’s entrance, Peterborough City Hospital 

Specialty: Paediatric 

Telephone: 01733 678401 

Visiting times: 8am - 8pm 

We want to hear from you about your experience, to submit your feedback please click here for family members, guardians or carers supporting young patients or click here for young patients who wish to submit feedback directly.

Cardiac Ward

Location: Level 1 core B, Peterborough City Hospital 

Specialty: Cardiology 

Telephone: 01733 673820 

Visiting times: 2-4pm and 6-8pm 

We want to hear from you about your experience, to submit your feedback please click here.

 

Critical Care

Location: Level 1 core B, Peterborough City Hospital 

Specialty: Critical Care 

Telephone: 01733 673900 

Visiting times: 12pm – 3:30pm and 4:30pm - 9pm 

We want to hear from you about your experience, to submit your feedback please click here.

Day Treatment Unit

Location: Core A, Level 1. Enter the hospital through the hospital main entrance.

Telephone: 01733 673958 

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 7am to 9pm.

Click here to give feedback about the unit

On the day of your operation:

On arrival you will be admitted onto the unit and asked to change into a hospital gown. You will be seen by a member our nursing and medical teams before and after your operation or procedure.

We have 30 trolley bay areas and two sitting rooms where you will be able recover before you are discharged. 

We provide single sex accommodation in our waiting areas and aim to ensure the privacy and dignity of all our patients at all times.

We carry out operations and procedures relating to a wide range of specialties that are specified by The British Association of Day Surgery. 

Specialities include:

  • General Surgery
  • Urology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Gynaecology
  • Breast Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Radiology
  • Oral Maxillofacial
  • Dermatology and Plastics     

Haematology/Oncology Ward

Location: Ground floor core B, Peterborough City Hospital 

Specialty: Haematology and Oncology 

Telephone: 01733 673119 

The visiting times are 2-4pm and 6-8pm

We want to hear about your experience, to submit your feedback please click here 

Medical Assessment Unit

Location: Ground floor core A, Peterborough City Hospital 

Specialty: Up to 72 hours 

Telephone: 01733 673343 or 01733 673006 

Visiting times 2-4pm and 6-8pm 

We want to hear from you about your experience, to submit your feedback please click here.

Medical Short Stay Unit

Location: Ground floor core A, Peterborough City Hospital 

Specialty: Up to 72 hours 

Telephone: 01733 673343 (or 01733 673006

Visiting times: 2-4pm and 6-8pm 

We want to hear from you about your experience to submit your feedback please click here.

 

Women's Health Ward

Location: Ground floor, women and children’s unit, Peterborough City Hospital 

Specialty: Gynaecology and Breast 

Telephone: 01733 677460 

We want to hear from you about your experience to submit your feedback please click here.