In line with our other main hospital sites in Durham, Bishop
Auckland and Darlington, we're introducing car parking charges for
blue badge holders at Chester le Street Hospital. Although
the charges will not come into effect until early June, a number of
alterations to the car park begin this week, including the
installation of a pay & display ticket unit for disabled bay
users, removal of the bike shelter and remarking the parking
bays. Whilst the work is being completed, blue badge holders
should use the main car park and have their ticket validated
at the main reception.
Blue badge holders will continue to have designated bays and the
payment machines will be easily accessible for people using the
bays. Introducing charges for blue badge holders is not a
decision the Trust has taken lightly and is in line with other
health trusts and local authorities in the region. Charges
will include 0-2 hrs for £1.20 and up to four hours for
£2.00. The Trust also has a number of concessions in place to
support different groups of patients and visitors, including those
visiting long stay patients or for patients receiving cancer
treatments, and these will continue.
A new cycle rack has already been installed at the front of the
hospital for cycles only, replacing the former motorbike and cycle
hoops. Once the alterations are complete, motorbikes should be left
within the main car park.
Whilst the alterations are being made, we aim to keep disruption
for those using our services at CLS to a minimum and apologise for
any difficulties they cause.
Published 8th May 2018
'I would like to thank all the staff for my treatment and their
Patient, Cardiology Department, Bishop Auckland Hospital