Car parking charges at St Mary's Hospital

We operate an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) in some of our car parking areas. The parking tariff is as follows:

Length of stay Price
Up to 1 hour £1.70
1 to 2 hours £2.90
2 to 4 hours £4.80
4 to 6 hours £6.20
6 to 24 hours £9.00

Reduced rate parking for visitors of long term inpatients

Concessionary parking for visitors of inpatients after 7 days

Regular and frequent visitors of a patient who has been in hospital for the past seven days and remains an inpatient, is eligible to park at the concessionary rate of £2 per day. This concession is authorised by the ward manager.

Free parking for visitors after 14 days

Visitors of patients who have been in hospital for 14 days or more and remains an inpatient and are visiting more than 4 times per week are eligible for FREE parking for up to four weeks.

Blue Badge drivers Blue Badge holders

Blue badge holders, attending hospital as a patient or visitor, should simply present their blue badge and registration details to Main Reception who will register their vehicle as being able to park for free. Blue badge users can also go to the APCOA Blue badge portal and register their details as per the application form to receive free parking:

Parking for outpatient appointments

Patients that have two or more outpatient appointments per week, for four consecutive weeks or more, are eligible for concessionary parking during their treatment. Please speak to a member of the ward nursing team or a member of our car parking team at the Security/Parking office, located in the south main car park.

Car parking frequently asked questions

During the current building works the drop off bays have been relocated in the Main entrance car park, this is an ANPR camera and the drop off only bays will be limited to 30 minutes only.

Depending on the part of the site you are visiting you may need to leave the site via the main entrance onto Medina Way and re-enter from Dodnor Lane or vice versa. 

Arrangements have been made with the nursery for this. Parents and those caring for children who use the nursery should be unaffected by these changes. The ANPR system allows a reasonable period of time for people to drop off and collect their children.

ANPR is used to improve our management of traffic and car parking on the St. Mary’s Hospital site. This is the only purpose for which collection of number plate data will be used.

Details can be found on and next to the pay machines in the car parks. You can also call 0345 434 8008 and pay over the telephone. The location code for the St Mary’s site is 2053. Details are also available at you can download the app from the Apple App Store, Windows Store or Google Play.

ANPR will search for the number plate on any vehicle. If the mobility vehicle has a number plate it will recognise that and register the number. Mobility vehicles that do not have a number plate are not affected.

No, you don't get charged if you can't find a space to park but our advice is to contact the parking team. There are call points in the car parks and they can advise you where there may be parking spaces. The ANPR system allows a reasonable period of time for people to find a parking space.

There are 3 principal entrances / exits from the St Mary’s Hospital site.

  • Main entrance from Medina Way
  • Entrance to Laidlaw Unit, Asthma/Allergy Clinic, Orthotics, Prosthetics, OT, Physio, etc. from Dodnor Lane (opposite ITS Tools)
  • Entrance to Sevenacres (past the helipad) from Dodnor Lane

There are processes in place to deal with concerns and complaints as and when they arise. Concerns should be raised with our parking contractors APCOA via: or in person, via their on-site office near the main entrance patient and visitor car park.