- Last Updated: Thursday, 08 August 2019 11:55
Like most hospitals, we have to make a charge for using our car parks – see below for full details. This also includes Blue Badge holders. However, we do have free 20 minute pickup and drop off points at the front of both hospitals and outside our surgical appliances unit at St Peter’s Hospital. We also offer a number of concessions as well as a scheme for eligible patients to claim back their parking and travel costs.
- Parking at Ashford Hospital
- Parking at St Peter's Hospital
- Parking charges
- Blue Badge Holders
- Car parking concessions
- Claiming back parking costs
Parking at Ashford Hospital
Barriered car parking (pay on exit) for patients and visitors is located at the front of the hospital.
Parking at St Peter’s Hospital
Barriered car parking (pay on exit) for patients and visitors is located at:
- The front of main outpatients
- Next to our Postgraduate Education Centre
- Alongside A&E and the Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Centre
- Abbey Wing
Pay and Display car parking for patients and visitors:
- Maple Wing at rear of hospital
- Side of Abbey Wing
- Front of Stephanie Marks centre
- Front of Chertsey House
- Adjacent to the Urgent Care Centre
Changes to visitor car parking at St Peter’s Hospital
An additional visitor car park opens on Wednesday 14 August 2019 at St Peter’s Hospital. Follow the signs to get to the new car park.
There will be further changes to visitor car parking in the autumn when we close the main outpatients car park to build a new multi-deck car park. Follow the signs as you may need to park in a different place to usual.
For any parking queries please contact our Travel Plan Office on 01932 723675.
Our patient and visitor charges are as follows and include Blue Badge holders:
|First 20 minutes||Free for drop off|
|Up to 2 hours||£3.50|
|2 to 3 hours||£4.00|
|3 to 4 hours||£5.00|
|4 to 5 hours||£6.00|
|5 to 6 hours||£7.00|
|6 to 24 hours||£8.00|
|Up to one week||£20.00|
Lost tickets charged at full daily rate.
Blue Badge Holders
All our disabled spaces are located close to the main hospital entrances and signs clearly direct the way for people with a disability. There is access on both sites for wheelchair users.
At St Peter’s, there are automatic opening doors on Levels 1 and 2 of the Outpatient Department, at the entrance to the Duchess of Kent Wing and the entrance to Abbey Wing.
At Ashford, there are ramps at both the Main Entrance and the Outpatient Department entrances. Both sites have easy access to lifts.
For Blue Badge holders who may find it easier to pre-purchase parking tickets, we now offer the facility for you to purchase up to six 2 hour tickets in advance, at £3.50 each.
You can do this through our Travel Plan Office at St Peter’s Hospital or from the Cashier’s Office at Ashford Hospital.
For those with mobility issues who find it difficult to reach our clinics or wards, wheelchairs are located at the main hospital entrances. Our porters can be requested to help you on arrival, please telephone (or use the nearest help-point) when you arrive on site and confirm your location. It’s also possible to pre-book portering assistance, please call 01932 722036 (St Peter’s Hospital) or 01784 884692 (Ashford Hospital) in advance and contact us again once you arrive on site to confirm your location and time of your arrival. There is a help-point situated near the wheelchair storage area on level 1 St Peter’s main entrance, as well as others in the visitor car parks on both sites.
We recognise that for some patients visiting our hospitals regularly car parking costs can be a burden. We therefore offer the following concessions which are applicable at both of our hospital sites:
|Frequent visitors||Weekly parking permit - £20.00|
|Patients attending Haematology/Oncology Day units||Free for period of treatment|
|Patients attending long term cardiac rehabilitation clinics||Free for period of treatment|
|Parents attending our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St Peter’s Hospital||Three weekly permit - £20.00|
Claiming back parking costs
Help is available to some people travelling to hospitals under a Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme. Patients may be able to claim the cost of travelling to and from the hospital including car park costs, provided you use the cheapest mode of transport available if you are on a low income or you receive one of the benefits listed below.
- Income support
- Income-based job seekers allowance
- Child tax credit
- Pension Credit guarantee
- Working tax credit
- NHS low income scheme certificate (HC2 or HC3)
For more information, please click here.