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Patient and Visitor Parking Charges 

Details of our current patient and visitor parking charges are displayed on tariff signs displayed in patient and visitor parking areas.

Cash payments only by machine for hourly up to weekly tickets and our machines are unable to provide change.

Card & Contactless payments are available on machines at North Manchester General Hospital, where you also need to enter your registration number to obtain a ticket.

Time period

Charge details

Up to 30 minutes

Only free in designated drop off/ pick up areas with orange parking signs

Up to 1 hour

£1

Up to 2 hours

£2

Up to 6 hours

£3

Up to 8 hours

£4

Up to 12 hours

£6

Up to 24 hours

£8

Weekly ticket, up to 7 consecutive days

£15

Monthly permit

£25

 

Weekly and monthly parking tickets are also available using card payment at from General/ Cashiers Offices at our hospital sites, as detailed in the following table.

Hospital site

Location

Fairfield General Hospital

General/ Cashiers Office, Ground Floor, Blue Zone

North Manchester General Hospital

General/ Cashiers Office, Level 2, Block D

Rochdale Infirmary

General/ Cashiers Office, Level C

The Royal Oldham Hospital

General/ Cashiers Office, Chalmers Keddie Building

 

Parking Charge Notices, issued as part of parking enforcement;

£70, reduced to £35 if charge paid within 14 days of issue

Patient and Visitor Parking Charge Concessions

See table following for details and conditions.

 Type of Parking User

Concession available

Method obtained

Blue Badge Holders or for those transporting blue badge holder

All wards and departments

Can park for free, as long as a valid blue badge is clearly displayed when parked.  Please note that blue badge holders are not permitted to park on double yellow lines or No Parking No Waiting areas within our hospital sites.

A valid blue badge is clearly displayed and the person it relates to is being transported.

 

Patients and Visitors attending on a frequent or regular basis

All wards and departments

Obtain weekly parking tickets from payment machines which are valid for up to 7 days and transferable between vehicles (but only for 1 vehicle at a time) and hospital sites within the Trust as required.

Obtain monthly parking permits for use at any hospital site from General Offices.

Weekly parking tickets from parking payment machines or by card payment from General Offices at hospital sites.

 

Monthly parking vouchers from General Offices at hospital sites.

Patients and Visitors attending ‘High Dependency’ Units, e.g. Intensive Care Units, Neonatal Units and High Dependency Units

 

Free parking is available, by displaying a special permit/ voucher, or by website, but only 1 permit/ voucher per patient.

This is available for;

Fairfield General Hospital;

Ward 5 (Primary Stroke Unit),

Ward 10 (Critical Care)

Wards 11a and 11b

North Manchester General Hospital;

Neonatal Unit

Ward G1 (Critical Care Ward)

Royal Oldham Hospital;

NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit),

Wards T1 and T2 (Intensive Care & High Dependency)

Please speak to staff on the unit/ department regarding arranging this.

Patients attending for cancer, haematology treatment

All wards and departments

Free parking is available, for those attending more than 4 times in one month or for a period of treatment longer than 3 months, by website, but only 1 permit/ voucher per patient.  (Please note: The Christie Radiotherapy at Royal Oldham Hospital will provide their own parking arrangements)

 

 

Please speak to staff on the unit/ department regarding arranging this.

The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre at North Manchester General Hospital and Ward F11 Haematology at Royal Oldham currently administer this service for all sites.

Patients attending for renal treatment

 

 

Free parking is available, for those attending more than 4 times in one month or for a period of treatment longer than 3 months, by website, but only 1 permit/ voucher per patient.

Available for;

North Manchester General Hospital;

Wards G6 & J4 Renal Unit

Rochdale Infirmary;

Renal Unit

Please speak to staff on the unit/ department regarding arranging this.

Parents and Visitors during occasion of a bereavement of a patient.

All wards and departments

Free parking is available in certain situations, but only 1 permit/ voucher per patient.

For relatives attending the Swan Suites, specific signed parking spaces are available.

Please speak to staff on the unit/ department regarding arranging this.

Patients, visitors in some other extenuating circumstances

All wards and departments

Free parking is available in some situations at the discretion of ward/ department staff.

Please speak to staff on the unit/ department regarding arranging this.

Patients with a temporary disability affecting their mobility

All wards and departments

A parking voucher is available in certain situations to allow parking closer to the required location, but only 1 permit/ voucher per patient.

Please speak to staff on the unit/ department regarding arranging this.

 

The Hospital Travel Cost Scheme

This allows you to reclaim travelling costs for attending hospital, if you receive certain welfare payments or have a valid exemption card or an HC2 form.

Please ask staff in the ward or department for the General/ Cashiers office contact details, for you to obtain more information.   Travel costs are refunded with the correct documentation at the General/ Cashiers office locations following.

Hospital site

Location

Fairfield General Hospital

General/ Cashiers Office, Ground Floor, Blue Zone

North Manchester General Hospital

General/ Cashiers Office, Level 2, Block D

Rochdale Infirmary

General/ Cashiers Office, Level C

The Royal Oldham Hospital

General/ Cashiers Office, Chalmers Keddie Building

In addition further information is also available on the NHS choices website, or using the link detailed below;

http://www.nhs.uk/nhsengland/Healthcosts/pages/Travelcosts.aspx

Staff, Student and Contractor Parking – you need a valid application to park at our hospitals

All staff, contractors and students who are seeking to park a vehicle for longer than a 30 minute period on Trust sites must complete and submit a parking application. This includes visiting the hospital sites to pick up/ drop off equipment or attend regular meetings.  If you do not have a valid, authorised parking application prior, you should not park on our hospital sites, or park as a visitor and pay the appropriate parking tariff rate.

Further information regarding this is on the Trust internal intranet pages and in Travel Choices and Parking information which should be included in recruitment and contractor information. If you cannot access the Trust intranet or have not received this information, please request it by emailing staff.parkingpermits@pat.nhs.uk.

Car Parking Site Maps

To view the locations of the car parks on each of our hospital sites, please click on the links below:

Rochdale Infirmary

The Royal Oldham Hospital

North Manchester General Hospital

Fairfield General Hospital