Parking

Parking

Our priority has been to improve capacity, reduce anxiety for patients and visitors and fairer charges, whereby all patients and visitors are asked to contribute to the parking operating charges.

The Trust has also increased the number of disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders in our main car park to 24.  There are also an additional 22 disabled spaces conveniently located in drop-off areas around the hospital, whilst these spaces are not chargeable, they are limited to 1 hour parking.

At Hinchingbrooke Hospital we endeavour to ensure that there are adequate parking facilities on site, but spaces are limited and therefore cannot be guaranteed. Where possible, we encourage the use of public transport.

If you do park on site, we operate a pay-on-exit car parking scheme in our main patient car park (car park 2), opposite the Treatment Centre, and a pay and display system in our Woodlands Centre and Children’s Outpatient car park (car park 3).

Please view our site map to see where our car parks are located. Car park 2 is located at the front of the hospital, outside the treatment Centre, and has 295 patient spaces. Car park 3 can be accessed by turning off Hinchingbrooke Park Road before the roundabout, this car park is for Woodlands Centre and Children’s Unit patients and has 42 car parking spaces.

We have two short–stay car parks, one in front of the rehabilitation centre and another in front of the Treatment Centre where the maximum duration is 30 minutes, and a drop-off point at the front of the main entrance where parking is allowed for a maximum of 20 minutes.

Our car parks are regularly patrolled by car park officers, who will help with any car park enquiries. Please adhere to all parking regulations. Please note, we cannot accept responsibility for any vehicle parked on the site, or its contents and vehicles are left entirely at the owner’s risk.

Pay on exit barriers – car park 2

In car park 2, there is a token operated barrier in place.

When you first arrive into the car park you will receive a token from the entrance barrier, you will need to keep this with you during your visit.

At the point you are ready to leave the token will need to be validated at the Pay on Foot machine (located at the main entrance), whereby you will be asked to make a payment.

The ticket machines accept , notes, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins, but will provide change.

Upon leaving the hospital Insert the validated token into the exit barrier.

The current public car parking charges are:

  • No Charge for up to 30 minutes
  • £2.90 for up to 4 hours
  • £4 for up to 8 hours
  • £6 for up to 24 hours

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

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.