Car Parking

 

​​​​​​​​​​​Royal Stoke University Hospital

The Present

There are currently over 3,000 car parking spaces for patients, relatives and staff at Royal Stoke University Hospital.  The old 'Royal Infirmary' and 'Central Outpatients' sites are now closed and used solely for staff parking.  Designated pay and display zones for patients and visitors are available on the Trust's two remaining operational sites: Royal Stoke University Hospital (Newcastle Road, Stoke on Trent) and County Hospital (Weston Road, Stafford).

Parking can be difficult at busy times, such as afternoon visiting times. Allow plenty of time to find a space and ask a parking attendant if you are having difficulties. Visitors who are able to avoid the afternoon and come instead in the evening will find it much easier to park.


Car parking charges

From 1 April 2017, parking charges are as follows:

​​Time​

​Tar​iff

​Up to 1 hour​£1.80
​1-2 hours​£3.00
​2-3 hours£4.00
​3-4 hours​£5.80
​4-8 hours​£6.90
​8-24 hours​£9.00
 

​Blue Badge holders are subject to parking charges, though Blue Badge holders can park for an extra 60 minutes free of charge at Royal Stoke University Hospital.

I'm attending/visiting a particular building, where should I park?

Each building is close to a particular site entrance and hospital car park. Please use the guidance below when choosing which site entrance to arrive and which area to park.

Maternity Centre - The Maternity Centre is located close to the A34/Newcastle Road. Use the North entrance of the A34 closest to Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre to access the site. The Trust recommends you use either Car Park B next to the West Building or Car Park C next to the A34 itself (to access this car park you must loop around the West Building).

Cancer Centre - The Cancer Centre is located on the A34. Use the North entrance of the A34 closest to Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre to access the site. Car Park A outside the Cancer Centre is for those using that particular building only. Car Park C next to the A34 (accessed behind the West Building) should be used as a Cancer Centre overspill car park. There is a short cut through to the Cancer centre to avoid the need to walk around the perimeter of the West Building.

Main Building/Trent Building - The Main Building is the name of the new hospital. It can be accessed from either the Hilton Road entrance or North entrance of the A34 closest to Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre. There is blue badge parking available outside the Main Entrance. To access this, please take the second left after entering the site from the Hilton Road entrance.

All other patients and visitors to the Main Building should park in car park's H, K or Level 1A of the multi-storey. It is then a short walk to the Main Entrance of the Main Building.

The multi-storey offers motorcycle parking on ​​the ground floor on the left as you enter the Car Park​.

Lyme Building - Patients and visitors attending the Lyme Building should use car park G near the CEC and Car Park D. The Lyme Building entrance is just past the maternity entrance.​

West Building - The West Building is located close to the A34/Newcastle Road. Use the North entrance of the A34 closest to Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre to access the site. The Trust recommends you use car park's B or C (to access car park C you must loop around the West Building itself).

Disabled parking and 2​0 minute drop-off bays

Disabled parking is available outside all main buildings. Blue Badge holders are not automatically exempt from parking charges. There are number of 20 minute drop bays close to the main buildings. These bays allow you time to escort the patient into the building and return to your vehicle. If you are unsure of where to go or need help finding a space please ask one of our parking attendants.

Concessionary park​ing permits

The Trust offers a concessionary parking permit for patients and visitors who visit frequently, which costs £15 pounds per week. The following patients and visitors are eligible:

  • Patients who visit the Trust for several days throughout the week.
  • Relatives of terminally ill patients who are visiting on a daily basis.
  • Relatives of patients likely to be an inpatient for longer than two weeks.
  • Relatives visiting for long periods of time outside normal visiting hours.

How to buy and display your Concessionary Parking Permit:

  • Ask for a Concessionary Parking Permit Form from the ward.
  • Ask a Ward sister/Departmental manager to authorise the permit.
  • Take the completed and signed form to the APCOA office at the Multi-storey car park
  • The form, valid for seven days only, will be authorised by the attendant.
  • You must visibly display your permit inside your vehicle.

The Concessionary Parking Permit is valid for one week only. If you need subsequent permits, a new application form must be authorised by ward staff and be bought at an APCOA office. The parking permit is valid for one vehicle only. 

Is anyone exempt from parking charges?

Patients/visitors who use Renal services, Maternity services, Critical Care, High Dependency and Cancer services can apply for an exemption from charges. Please speak with ward staff to apply for an exemption.

 

County Hospital​

Patient and visitor parking is as close to the entrance of County Hospital as possible. Access to the car parks is barrier controlled and monitored by closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras.

Please be aware that at times parking spaces can be very limited but visitors are asked not to park outside official visitor car parks as this may inhibit access of emergency vehicles to different parts of the hospital sites.

To gain entry to the hospital car parks, patients and visitors must collect a microchip token at the barriers. Upon leaving the hospital, drivers must insert this chip into a ‘Pay on Foot’ machine (locations listed below). After making payment, the chip is returned to the driver, and this is inserted into the barrier machine when leaving the car park.

The ‘Pay on Foot’ machines can be found at the entrance to County Hospital. The machines will only take coins or bank notes and charge for the amount of time spent on the car park. The charges are as follows: 

Time​

​Tar​iff

​Up to 1 hour​£1.80
​1-2 hours​£3.00
​2-3 hours£4.00
​3-4 hours​£5.80
​4-8 hours​£6.90
​8-24 hours​£9.00​

Main entrance drop off zone: Visitors and patients with mobility problems can be dropped off or picked up at the main entrance. If staying beyond the required time to drop off a passenger, drivers must move their vehicle to an appropriate car park. Please note that parking in the drop off zones is strictly prohibited in order to allow access for ambulances and other service vehicles.

Patients and visitors who are disabled: Blue Badge holders are subject to parking charges, although Blue Badge holders can park for an extra 60 minutes free of charge at County Hospital.


Concessionary park​ing permits

The Trust offers a concessionary parking permit for patients and visitors who visit frequently, which costs £15 per week. The following patients and visitors are eligible:

  • Patients who visit the Trust for several days throughout the week.
  • Relatives of terminally ill patients who are visiting on a daily basis.
  • Relatives of patients likely to be an inpatient for longer than two weeks.
  • Relatives visiting for long periods of time outside normal visiting hours.

​Is anyone exempt from parking charges?

Patients/visitors who use Renal services, Maternity services, Critical Care, High Dependency and Cancer services can apply for an exemption from charges. Please speak with ward staff to apply for an exemption.​


An Electric Vehicle Charging Point is available at County Hospital. It is located on the right hand side at the bottom of the main road that leads up to the main entrance, is free to use and is available for everyone. Four motorcycle parking bays are available outside A&E. There is also covered motorcycle parking in the main A&E car park​​