Parking at our hospitals

Parking at our hospitals is limited so we encourage you to consider other ways of getting to us. Perhaps a friend can drop you off, you can cycle, take a taxi cab or use one of the many bus routes that drop you right on site. Our hospitals are really well served by public transport and we actively encourage our patients, visitors and staff to use these where possible.

Plan your journey for all your travel options

Parking charges

Prices are the same at both King George and Queen's hospitals. Please note we are making a small change to parking costs from Friday 1 March, read our news story.

Car parking charges
Tariff Current fee Fee from 1 March 2024
Up to one hour £1.20 £1.60
One to two hours £2.40 £3.20
Two to three hours £3.60 £4.80
Three to six hours £4.80 £6.00
Six to nine Hours £8.00 £9.00
Nine to 12 hours £12.00 No change
12 hours + £18 No change

Charges help us pay for the maintenance and improvements of our car parks so they are safe for you to use throughout the day. There is no charge for motorcycles to park at our Trust. Motorcycles are permitted to park in the multi-storey car park or can utilise the bike park, outside near the bus stops.

 
 

Parking at King George Hospital

The King George Hospital main car park is operated by automatic number plate recognition (ANPR). This means there are no entrance or exit barriers and you don't collect a paper ticket on entry. Cameras record the registration plate of each entrance and exit.

Before you leave, enter your vehicle registration into the payment machine, which will tell you the amount to be paid. Payment machines are near the Emergency Department, block 6 entrance and at the exit. The machines accept cash and contactless payment.

All machines have clear instructions, parking charges and parking enforcement information. If you leave without paying you will pay a penalty charge.

Blue badge holders

Blue Badge Holders can park for free in the dedicated disabled parking areas by the main entrance and near the Treatment Centre. You must pay to park elsewhere.

Parking at Queen's Hospital

Multi-storey car park

The multi-storey car park is operated by automatic number plate recognition (ANPR). The entry barriers will rise when your number plate has been recognised and you won't need to collect a paper ticket on entry.

Patients and visitors can park on the ground and first floor, and designated area of the second floor of the multi-storey car park.

When you leave the hospital, pay your tariff at the machines located between the main entrance and the car park. The machines accept cash and contactless payment. If you don't pay, the exit barrier will not let you out.

Blue badge holders

If you’re a blue badge holder, you can park for free in the dedicated car park at the front of the hospital. You must pay to park elsewhere.

Other parking areas at or near Queen's Hospital

We have a dedicated parking area for those undergoing cancer treatments.

Motorcycle parking is available at the front of the hospital.

There are drop-off bays for the nursery, maternity unit, and emergency department.

For information about paying for parking at the surface level Oldchruch Rise car park operated by Havering Council, please visit their website

Parking concessions

We set our concessionary parking entitlement around the Government's principles for concessionary parking.

Inpatient parking

If you’re staying in hospital, the senior sister or matron on your ward may authorise a parking concession if you meet the set criteria.

  • For the first five days of treatment, parking will be free of charge
  • After five days, full charges will apply (five days free parking is provided to allow sufficient time for any vehicle brought onto site where a prolonged admittance is identified to be removed from site at no cost).
  • A Senior Charge Nurse or Matron can submit a request to the Trust’s Car Parking Management Team if there is believed to be just grounds for requesting additional parking at a concessionary rate after the initial five days allowance.

If you are receiving treatment for cancer

Parking is free while you attend the hospital for chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatments in our oncology and haematology suits (free parking is on day of the treatment only and not for clinic appointments).

Patients undergoing cancer treatments at Queen's Hospital can park in the oncology car park, which is next to the Sunflower Suite. Press the buzzer at the barrier for entry. On exiting the car park, do not turn left. This is a dedicated bus and ambulance route only. Please turn right and exit the hospital via the main entrance. 

Relatives of patients who are on an End of Life Care Pathway can park free of charge for up to five days after which time full charges will apply.

Relatives of patients with a diagnosis of AML (Acute Myeloid Leukaemia) can park free of charge for up to five days after which time full charges will apply. Please speak to a member of staff for more information.

A request can be submitted to the Trust’s Car Parking Management Team if there is believed to be just grounds for requesting additional parking at a concessionary rate after the initial allowance.

Imminent End of Life of a relative

Relatives of patients where imminent end of life is expected can park free of charge for up to five days after which time full charges will apply.

A Senior Charge Nurse or Matron can submit a request to the Trust’s Car Parking Management Team if there is believed to be just grounds for requesting additional parking at a concessionary rate after the initial five days allowance.

Intensive Care Unit (ITU) and High Dependency Unit (HDU)

The next of kin attending a patient in ITU/HDU can park free of charge for up to five days after which time full charges will apply.

A Senior Charge Nurse or Matron can submit a request to the Trust’s Car Parking Management Team if there is believed to be just grounds for requesting additional parking at a concessionary rate after the initial five days allowance.

Babies and children

If you are the parent or next of kin of baby or child in the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) or Tropical Lagoon (at Queen’s Hospital) or Clover Ward (at King George Hospital), you can park free for up to five days after which time full charges will apply.

A Senior Charge Nurse or Matron can submit a request to the Trust’s Car Parking Management Team if there is believed to be just grounds for requesting additional parking at a concessionary rate after the initial five days allowance.

Maternity

Next of kin/designated birthing partner attending a patient within the Maternity/Labour ward can park free of charge for up to two days after which time full charges will apply.

A Senior Charge Nurse or Matron can submit a request to the Trust’s Car Parking Management Team if there is believed to be just grounds for requesting additional parking at a concessionary rate after the initial five days allowance.

Other concessions

A Senior Charge Nurse or Matron can give you advice on our concessionary parking charges.

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