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Visitor Car Parking

In line with Trusts across the region and nationally, with effect from Thursday, 1st July 2021, charges are being reintroduced in our visitor car parks at Darlington Memorial Hospital, University Hospital of North Durham, Bishop Auckland Hospital and Chester-Le-Street.

 

Areas designated for patients and visitors are as follows:

 

Darlington Memorial Hospital

Public parking is clearly signed and can be accessed via the main vehicle entrance, off Hollyhurst Road.

 

University Hospital of North Durham

The main patient/visitor car park is accessible via the barrier entry system, which dispenses a ticket.  At the end of your visit, payment can be made, using the ticket, via machines outside the main hospital entrance.  Use the validated ticket to raise the barrier as you leave the car park.

 

Bishop Auckland Hospital

Patient and visitor spaces are both within the Cockton Hill Road car park which is adjacent to the outpatients and physiotherapy entrances.

 

Chester le Street Hospital

The car park is shared with staff.  The barrier at the car park entrance dispenses a ticket on arrival with payment made on departure at the car parking payment machine which is located inside the hospital reception area.

 

Parking is FREE in the public car parks at The Richardson Hospital, Sedgefield Community Hospital, Shotley Bridge Hospital and The Weardale Hospital.

 

Some groups are exempt from charges:

 

Blue Badge holders: anyone with a valid Blue Badge attending hospital as a patient or visitor receive free parking for the duration of their visit.

 

Frequent outpatient attenders:  free parking will be provided for anyone attending at least three outpatient appointments in a month (30 days) for a minimum of three consecutive months - including patients receiving cancer treatment.

 

Parents of sick children staying overnight: parents or guardians (up to two vehicles), visiting a child or young person under 18 who is admitted as an inpatient overnight, will receive free parking between 7.30pm and 8.00am.

 

Please speak to the ward manager or those involved in your care if you believe you may qualify for free parking and they can issue you with an exemption form to place in your car windscreen whilst parking on site.

In line with Trusts across the region and nationally, with effect from Thursday, 1st July 2021, charges are being reintroduced in our visitor car parks at Darlington Memorial Hospital, University Hospital of North Durham, Bishop Auckland Hospital and Chester-Le-Street.

 

Areas designated for patients and visitors are as follows:

 

Darlington Memorial Hospital

Public parking is clearly signed and can be accessed via the main vehicle entrance, off Hollyhurst Road.

 

University Hospital of North Durham

The main patient/visitor car park is accessible via the barrier entry system, which dispenses a ticket.  At the end of your visit, payment can be made, using the ticket, via machines outside the main hospital entrance.  Use the validated ticket to raise the barrier as you leave the car park.

 

Bishop Auckland Hospital

Patient and visitor spaces are both within the Cockton Hill Road car park which is adjacent to the outpatients and physiotherapy entrances.

 

Chester le Street Hospital

The car park is shared with staff.  The barrier at the car park entrance dispenses a ticket on arrival with payment made on departure at the car parking payment machine which is located inside the hospital reception area.

 

Parking is FREE in the public car parks at The Richardson Hospital, Sedgefield Community Hospital, Shotley Bridge Hospital and The Weardale Hospital.

 

Some groups are exempt from charges:

 

Blue Badge holders: anyone with a valid Blue Badge attending hospital as a patient or visitor receive free parking for the duration of their visit.

 

Frequent outpatient attenders:  free parking will be provided for anyone attending at least three outpatient appointments in a month (30 days) for a minimum of three consecutive months - including patients receiving cancer treatment.

 

Parents of sick children staying overnight: parents or guardians (up to two vehicles), visiting a child or young person under 18 who is admitted as an inpatient overnight, will receive free parking between 7.30pm and 8.00am.

 

Please speak to the ward manager or those involved in your care if you believe you may qualify for free parking and they can issue you with an exemption form to place in your car windscreen whilst parking on site.

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham