Car parking

Unfortunately, parking cannot be guaranteed at peak times.

There are a total of 850 parking spaces for patients and visitors, including car parks for in-patients (K, M and O) located next to the wards and larger car parks on the other side of the hospital for out-patients (B, C, D, F, G, H, I).  On busy days it may be difficult to find a space and our car park staff will direct you to the nearest available space.

Emergency drop-off bays are available for patients being driven to the Emergency Department. These are drop-off only and cars should be moved within 10 minutes.

The nearest public parking spaces to the Emergency Department are the East out-patients car parks G and H.

See a map of the hospital and car parks.

There is also a privately-operated car park across the road from NNUH – see details below.

Parking charges

All stays under 30 minutes are free. Within the first 30 minutes, your car park ticket will not need to be validated through the pay machine.

From 1 July 2023, our parking charges are:

  • Up to 30 minutes – free
  • 30 minutes up to 2 hours – £3.40
  • Up to 3 hours – £3.90
  • Up to 4 hours – £5.00
  • Up to 5 hours – £7.20
  • Up to 8 hours – £8.90
  • 8 to 24 hours – £13.30


Out-patient appointments exceeding 3 hours will be validated by clinic for the minimum charge.

Validation is not available in the privately-operated car park next to the Bob Champion Building.

Parking concessions

Please speak to Clinic or Ward staff for advice on how to get your ticket validated.

Car parking concessions

Parents and maternity

Parents visiting babies on NICU frequently can park free.

Parents visiting children on Buxton Ward for up to one week pay the minimum daily fee, for more than one week, parking is free.

Birthing partners at time of delivery – validate your ticket for the minimum charge.


Out-patients who visit more than three times for a single a course of treatment can have their parking validated as free after the third visit until end of that course of treatment.  This mainly applies to oncology/haematology (cancer treatment).

Patients attending for renal dialysis are entitled to free parking.

Patients who have an appointment or treatment that lasts more than three hours can have their ticket validated for the minimum charge.


Immediate family who are visiting critically ill or terminally ill patients and stay for long periods can have their ticket validated for minimum charge.

At the discretion of the ward, relatives and carers assisting at meal times/caring can park free.Our Carer’s Passport scheme supports carers visiting and caring for patients staying in hospital.

The passport is available on all adult in-patient wards at the discretion of the nurse in charge. It offers some concessions as a gesture of thanks and appreciation,  including discounted meals in the main restaurant and the coffee shops in the West and East Out-patient areas, as well as free parking.

The Carer’s Passport is for unpaid carers to help them provide emotional or physical support to their loved while they are in hospital. A Carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, mental health problems or an addiction, could not cope without their support. Carers can be any age, caring for another person of any age, including young Carers and parent Carers.

Please speak to the nurse in charge if you would like further details.

Disabled parking

All hospital car parks have disabled spaces, but there are none in the privately-operated car park as it’s too far from the building. Disabled parking is free in the hospital car parks but not the privately-owned car park.  You will need to take your blue badge to reception to have your car parking ticket validated.

The reception desks are in Out-patients East and Out-patients West – open from 9am-4pm; In-patients East – open 7am-5.45pm, and In-patients West – open 24 hours. When you arrive, get your ticket validated at any of the reception desks to use in the machine when you leave.

How to find us

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Multi-storey car park

A Multi-Storey car park is available adjacent to NNUH, which is owned and operated independently.

  • There are 795 car spaces over four floors, with around 15% located externally
  • Ground, first and second floors have electric car charging points. Charges payable at the point of use
  • There is a 30-minute grace period should you enter and leave the car park within this length of time
  • No disabled spaces are provided as these are provided on our parking spaces
  • Bicycle parking is available free (non-motorised)
  • Free use of NHS wheelchairs is available
  • CCTV is used throughout
  • Lifts to upper floors.

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