Getting here by public transport

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

By bus

Visit Stagecoach for timetable information and routes.

Main Entrance stop, Eliot Way: 78, 78A and 79 (Arriva) or 1, 2 from Nuneaton Bus Station or 55 and 55a, 56 and X48 (Stagecoach).

Maternity Hospital stop, Heath End Road: 41 and 42 (Stagecoach).

Boot Inn stop, Henry St: 17 and 41 (this is a 5 min walk to the Maternity Entrance).

Featherstone Close stop, College St: 1 (this is a 10 min walk to the Maternity Entrance). 

Local Bus Companies:

By train

Nuneaton Train Station, Bond Street, Nuneaton, CV11 4BU - 30 minute walk or 24 minutes by bus (55A or 41) (National Rail)

Bermuda Park Station, St George Way, Nuneaton, CV10 7JS - 20 minute walk (National Rail)

Site map (PDF)

Getting here by car

From the M6:

  1. Leave at M6 Junction 3 (Coventry North);
  2. Follow A444 Nuneaton;
  3. Approaching third island take left hand lane;
  4. Turn left into hospital grounds, main car park on your right.

From A5 (from north):

  1. Look out for "Royal Redgate Pub" on the left, then turn right for Nuneaton A444;
  2. Follow signs for Coventry, through Nuneaton;
  3. At roundabout with railway bridge (arches) take third exit up steep hill and go straight onto the next roundabout (on dual carriageway).
  4. Turn right at the roundabout into the Hospital site, main car park is on the right.

From M69:

  1. Take A5 Nuneaton;
  2. After first roundabout straight on, then first left (slip sign Nuneaton and Coventry) at next roundabout turn left A4254 for Coventry straight on picking up A444 at railway bridge, go over;
  3. At next roundabout take second exit, Coventry, then straight on until next roundabout with railway bridge over (arches) take second exit up steep hill, at top take left hand lane and go straight onto the next roundabout (on dual carriageway).
  4. Turn right at the roundabout into the Hospital site, main car park is on the right.

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

Useful Travel 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

Car Park Locations

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 to the left of the main car park. There is no charge for motorcycles. Motorcycles should be able to leave to the side of the exit barrier.

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. 

Nuneaton has several Taxi companies that you can use. Taxi’s can drop off and pick up outside of the Maternity Entrance.

Site map (PDF)

Car Park Prices

Length of stay Price
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

Car park prices valid from 13th March 2020 - still current September 2022.

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: 

  • Patients attending the Renal Unit for Dialysis: These patients are issued an authorised permit for parking within the Renal Unit Vehicle Park only
  • Oncology/ Haematology patients who are undergoing courses of treatment
  • Visitors to patients in the Neonatal Unit
  • Visitors to patients in the Intensive Care Unit
  • Visitors to end-of- life patients.
  • Visitors to the complaints department (meetings)
  • Visitors to the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
  • Visitors to patients with dementia required to stay for extended periods of time
  • 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 blue badge form (PDF) 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 frequent OPD attenders form (Word) 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.

Please help us to protect our patients and staff by not visiting them if you are feeling unwell, especially if you have symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting, COVID-19 or flu. If you are or have been suffering from sickness and diarrhoea symptoms please do not attend the hospital until you are 48 hours symptom-free unless you need urgent medical attention. 

If you are unwell and require advice, please contact your GP or NHS 111. For more information on Norovirus visit NHS Choices.

George Eliot Hospital is also asking people to think before they go to A&E or call 999 with symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting.  These services need to be free to deal with real emergencies and should only be used in genuine emergency situations.  The kind of serious accidents and emergencies that should been treated at A&E include unconsciousness, suspected heart attacks and strokes, breathing difficulties, broken bones or severe bleeding that cannot be stopped.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms please follow our advice on our COVID-19 advice for patients page.

Infection Prevention

George Eliot Hospital takes infection prevention very seriously and has made significant reductions in hospital acquired infections over recent years.

We have an infection prevention team of nurses and practitioners led by a Matron, who leads the Trust's efforts to prevent and control infections.

Read more on infection prevention.

Safeguarding at the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust Statement of Intent for Safeguarding

We take our safeguarding responsibilities extremely seriously. We work closely with other agencies within Nuneaton, Bedworth and North Warwickshire to ensure a seamless, co-ordinated approach to both adults and children in our care, and to the children of adults in our care.

We have currently declared ourselves compliant with the CQC requirements for safeguarding children.

The Trust has designated consultants and named nurses for safeguarding adults and children. There is also a named midwife responsible for safeguarding. These professionals provide advice, training and support to staff, patients and other agencies.

The Trust works in partnership with local authorities to safeguard vulnerable adults and children. Each local authority has its own Safeguarding Adult Board and Safeguarding Children’s Board made up of nominated lead officers from key organisations within the local authority.

The role of the safeguarding board is to maintain and develop inter-agency frameworks to safeguard adults and children and to co-ordinate what is done by each agency lead member to achieve this.

The Board representative for George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust is the Chief Nurse, Natalie Green. Further information can be found on our Safeguarding information page.



Smokefree Trust / Stop Smoking Services

George Eliot Hospital NHS trust is a totally Smokefree site which means that smoking is not allowed on any part of the  hospital grounds.

This is based on NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines and the Trust’s commitment to the reduction of health harm from tobacco.

Want to quit before you come to the hospital?

Quitting smoking will aid your recovery, and improve your health overall.

To find your nearest Stop Smoking Service:

To find your local stop smoking service go to Quit 4 Good

Useful information about quitting can also be found at NHS Smokefree.

George Eliot Hospital is a smoke free environment. For help and advice to stop smoking you can call the national help line on 0300 123 1044 or visit Quit 4 Good - Warwickshire.

Still smoking when you come to hospital? 

If you are still smoking when you come to hospital you will be provided with stop smoking medication so you can manage without cigarettes during your hospital stay. You will also be offered help to quit for good.

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