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Car park locations

Government financial support to cover lost parking revenue ceases on 1 August and so in line with other hospital trusts, we will be re-introducing car parking charges for both staff and patients from Monday 3 August 2020 at 08.00am.

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust encourages staff, visitors and patients to use public transport if at all possible.

There are three main car parks on the George Eliot hospital site; at the front of the main hospital building, outside the rehabilitation unit at the rear of the main hospital building and outside the maternity unit.

The car park outside the rehabilitation unit is for disabled badge holders only. Anyone parking in a disabled parking bay must display their blue badge along with their parking ticket. There are also parking spaces for the disabled in the other car parks. Patients should be advised that the rehabilitation entrance is closed at the weekend and to account for this when visiting.

Parking for motorbikes is available near the entrance to the catering area at the front of the hospital.

Please do not park cars in areas where there are double yellow lines or No Parking signs. Road space must be kept clear for ambulances and other emergency traffic.

Note: Please leave extra time for your visit to allow you to find a suitable parking space in our busy car parks. 

In line with other hospital trusts, we will be re-introducing car parking charges for both staff and patients from Monday 3 August 2020 at 08.00am.

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Visiting Restrictions

Parking charges

Car parking prices valid from 13th March 2020



 

Length of Stay

 

Up to 30 minutes

£0.00

30 minutes to 1 hour

£2.50

Up to 2 hours

£3.50

Up to 3 hours

£4.50

Up to 4 hours

£5.50

Up to 5 hours

£7.50

Up to 6 hours

£8.50

Up to 24 hours

£12.00

 


As a patient you might qualify for the Hospital Transport Cost Scheme, which helps some people with the costs of getting to and from hospital. Please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) 

Eligibility for Free Parking

You may be eligible for free parking.

There are no charges for the following groups: 

  1. Patients attending the Renal Unit for Dialysis. These patients are issued an authorised permit for parking within the Renal Unit Vehicle Park only.
  2. Oncology/ Haematology patients who are undergoing courses of treatment
  3. Visitors to patients in the Neonatal Unit
  4. Visitors to patients in the Intensive Care Unit
  5. Visitors to end-of- life patients.
  6. Visitors to the complaints department (meetings)
  7. Visitors to the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
  8. Visitors to patients with dementia required to stay for extended periods of time


From Monday 3 May 2021 the following people are now exempt from paying any car parking charges:-

Disabled People:  A disabled person is a holder of a valid Blue Badge attending hospital as a patient or visitor or is a disabled person employed by the Hospital Trust. Disabled patients and visitors will receive free parking for the duration of their attendance at, or visit to, the hospital. 

Upon arrival at the Hospital please present to the reception with your blue badge. This form will need to be completed and then the car registration will be entered onto the system. Obviously the permit goes with the person and not necessarily the vehicle therefore if the person attending the Hospital uses a different car then the same process will need to be repeated.

Frequent Outpatient Attenders:  Parking will be provided free to all outpatients who attend hospital for an appointment at least 3 times within a month and for an overall period of at least 3 months.  A ‘month’ is defined as a period of 30 days.

The Trust will retrospectively reimburse any patient who meets the above criteria. To claim the money back the person will be required to fill in this form giving details of the dates and times when they attended. We will then organise for a BACS payment to be paid to the visitor.  

In terms of the frequent attenders there are already a number of visitors who all ready receive car parking concessions, ie. renal and oncology patients and these will still apply. 

If you have any queries about parking please speak to someone at the main reception desk.

Please note we no longer offer long term parking permits (except for staff).

Parking for contractors to the Hospital

All contractors providing a service to the Trust must obtain a parking permit from the  Estates department, failure to do so will result in a parking charge notice being issued by the Trust.

Page updated March 2020

Ten step guide to using the car parking system

  1. Drive into the car park through the entry lane.

  2. The barrier raises and the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera reads the vehicle number plate.

  3. Park the motor vehicle.

  4. Before returning to the car park go to the payment machine.

  5. Enter the registration number of your vehicle.

  6. The cost of parking will be displayed.

  7. Payments can be made by cash, card or notes and there is a receipt option available.

  8. Return to your vehicle and drive towards the exit barrier.

  9. The barrier will automatically lift for exit.

  10. If the barrier does not raise, press the intercom button at the barrier.

  11. Get back in your car and drive to the barriers which will now automatically open for you

  12. If you have any problems, press the help button on the pay machines or barriers.

Car park

Useful Links

Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme
If you're referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by your doctor, dentist or another primary care health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS). 


Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme 


Voluntary Transport Agencies across Warwickshire

The website below  identifies all the voluntary transport agencies across Warwickshire available to patients. This also includes a summary leaflet on of transport options which patients can be signposted to: 

Warwickshire Health Transport