Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital appeals to motorists
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is appealing to patients and visitors to make use of public transport as traditionally this is the busiest time of year for the hospital.
There are more than 850 parking spaces designated for patients and visitors, of which 88 are specifically for disabled parking, said Bill Dye, head of facilities and security management. However, with more than 2000 outpatient appointments and 900 visitors a day, the car parks quickly become congested and patients may find it takes much longer than they expect to find a parking space.
For those who really do need to come to the hospital by car, we would suggest they allow extra time for parking so they do not arrive late for their appointments.
There are frequent services to and from the city centre and many other local areas.
All buses arrive at the centre of the hospital, which is much closer than most of the car parks.
Bus travel is free for over 60s with a valid bus pass after 8.30am until 11.00pm, Monday – Friday, all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.
Bus services to the hospital include:
First buses: 12, 21/22, and 24
Anglian Coaches 123 and 124
Konect Buses 3, 4 and 9 (which includes a two-hourly service to Costessey Park & Ride).
For information on these services visit the bus operator websites:
www.konectbus.co.uk or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33
There is a cycle path around the hospital and there is extensive cycle parking in the plaza area next to the East and West Out-patient entrances, plus a smaller number of cycle spaces outside the In-patient and Colney Centre entrances. There is no charge for parking cycles.