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Royal Victoria Infirmary

(0191) 233 6161

Car Parking

As a city centre hospital, we have a limited number of visitor and patient parking spaces.

Parking spaces at the RVI can fill up quickly, so please consider using other ways to get to the hospital, such as the Park and Ride facilities.

We have a 'pay on foot' multi-storey car park at the RVI which is easily accessible from Queen Victoria Road. This is available for use by patients and visitors.

Pay and display parking is also available on the RVI site outside the main New Victoria Wing, Emergency Department and Dental Hospital.

There are a number of council-managed pay and display parking spaces along Queen Victoria Road, Richardson Road and the surrounding area.

RVI parking charges

At the pay and display parking machines on the RVI site, parking charges are:

Duration  Cost 
0 to 5 hours £1.20 per hour (or part hour)
6 to 24 hours (Monday to Friday) £7.20 
3 to 24 hours (Saturday and Sunday) £3.60 

Blue Badge holders park for free in designated parking bays.

Multi-storey car park charges

Duration Cost 
0 to 5 hours £1.30 per hour
5 to 10 hours  £8.00 
10 to 24 hours  £14.00

Sunday parking

£1.30 per hour up to 5 hours.

£6.00 up to 24 hours if the the fifth hour is before midnight.

Concessionary parking

Some patients may be eligible for concessionary parking at the RVI. You can find out more about concessionary parking.

Disabled parking

Disabled parking is available free of charge for Blue Badge holders in designated 'disabled' spaces in our hospital car parks. However, there are restrictions on some disabled spaces. For more details, see the signage next to the disabled parking bays, or click on the links to our hospital sites at the top of this page.


If you cannot find a disabled parking space, please park in the main hospital car parks at the standard tariffs displayed. 


Blue Badge holders are subject to standard charges when using the multi-storey car parks.


Blue Badge holders are not entitled to park on double yellow lines, in drop-off zones, or bays allocated for taxis or ambulances. For more information, please see the Blue Badge scheme guidance.


The Newcastle Hospitals exceeds the current guidance to provide disabled parking at all our hospital sites.

Please park responsibly

Please observe the signage around our hospital sites and particularly in our car parks. Please follow the good practice guidelines when parking at our hospitals:

  • don't park on double yellow lines or hatched areas - this applies to all vehicles including those with a Blue Badge
  • only park in a designated space
  • park in an appropriate space, eg avoid spaces allocated for other vehicles and avoid parking in drop-off/collection areas
  • do not cause an obstruction to traffic or access to a building by parking inappropriately
  • display your Blue Badge when using disabled parking on-site
  • where signs indicate it is required, when using your Blue Badge please provide your registration number to reception, by telephone (0191 223 1353) or email (

We have a ‘zero’ tolerance policy regarding abuse of staff.  Please do not verbally or physically abuse our parking staff.

We use external companies to help with car park management and enforcement. Please make sure your read the signs and guidelines at our car parks for more details about parking regulations.

More information

For more information or to make any comments about parking, please contact the Transport Department on:

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