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Freeman Hospital

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Car Parking

We provide patient and visitor car parking spaces at the front and rear of the Freeman Hospital.


Spaces are available in car park one at the front of the hospital. Additional parking is available on levels 0, 1 and 2 of the multi-storey car park at the rear of the hospital, near the Northern Centre for Cancer Care. Please note that all other levels are for staff parking only.


See below for more information about parking for patients and visitors.

Charges for parking

Charges for parking are as follows:


 Duration  Cost
 0 - 5 hours  £1.10 per hour (or part-hour)
 6 - 24 hours  £7.70 per period


50% reduction on higher charge for weekend parking only.


Multi-storey car park - levels 0, 1 and 2 only

To access the Freeman's multi-storey car park, when entering the hospital site turn left at the mini roundabout and follow the road to the rear of the hospital.

'Pay and display' machines are located in this area and you should ensure that you display a valid ticket in your windscreen. Charges are as shown above.

Please note that patients and visitors should only park on levels 0, 1 and 2 of the multi-storey car park.

Concessionary parking

A number of 'free of charge' parking spaces are provided in the car park opposite the Renal Services Centre main entrance. This is only available for patients who need to attend the centre for regular treatment and will have been provided with specially designated parking permit.

You can find out more about other concessionary parking.

Park and Ride

You can also find out about the Park and Ride services for the Freeman Hospital.

Disabled parking

Disabled parking is available free of charge for blue badge holders, and there are a number of designated 'disabled' spaces at the front of the main hospital car park, outside of the barriers. 

If you cannot find a 'disabled' parking space you should park in the main hospital car park at the standard tariffs displayed. 

Blue Badge holders can also use other disabled spaces outside the Cardiothoracic Centre main entrance.

Please note that disabled spaces near the Disablement Services Centre, the Institute of Transplantation, and the Northern Centre for Cancer Care, are for use by specific groups of patients attending these units. Please see the signage in these areas for more details.

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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