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Parking at our hospitals

Pay-on-foot parking

Available at: 

  • Kent and Canterbury Hospital
  • William Harvey Hospital
  • Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital 

Charges:

£2.30 for the first hour
20p for every additional 12 minutes after the first hour
Maximum charge of £10 per 24-hour period 
Free for up to 20 minutes. 

Please see below for details on concessions and purchasing a weekly permit.

Motorcycles & mopeds - Free (please use designated motorcycle bays)

How to pay: 

On approaching the entry barrier, press the green button to take a ticket. 

Before returning to your vehicle, you will need to insert the ticket in to one of the Pay Stations which calculates how long you have stayed and how much you need to pay. 

On exiting, insert the ticket into the machine to lift the barrier.

Pay & display parking

Available at: 

  • Kent & Canterbury Hospital (opposite Day Surgery)
  • William Harvey Hospital (Channel Day Surgery)
  • Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone
  • Buckland Hospital, Dover

Charges:

 0 - 1 hours £2.00 
 1 - 2 hours £3.00
 2 - 3 hours £4.00
 3 - 4 hours £4.00 
 4 - 5 hours £5.00 
 5 - 6 hours £6.00
 6 - 7 hours £7.00
 7 - 24 hours £8.00


Motorcycles & mopeds - Free
(please use designated motorcycle bays)

Pay and display charges may also be paid by phone via RingGo. Details are posted on pay and display machines. Please note there is an additional 20p charge for using this service and optional fees (10p each) for SMS confirmation/reminder messages.  

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Disabled parking, weekly permits and other concessions

Designated bays are provided close to hospital entrances for the exclusive use of blue-badge holders at a fixed charge of £2 per day (from April 2017). Tickets can be purchased from the nearby pay & display machines and should be placed in the windscreen alongside your blue-badge. Any blue-badge holders who are frequent hospital attendees, may prefer to purchase a 14 day pay & display season ticket to use the disabled bays at a cost of £6 (not valid in the barriered car parks). 

Concessions for Oncology and Renal patients
Oncology and Renal patients who are not blue-badge holders can also benefit from the £6 fortnightly ticket, but only within the barriered car parks. Please ask your treatment team or the on-site parking attendants for further information. 

Weekly parking permits
If you need to visit the hospital several times over an extended period, our £12.00 weekly parking permit can cut the cost of parking in the barriered car parks.

For details of how to purchase a parking permit and further parking information please select the relevant hospital from the tabs below:

Income from parking

All income from our parking charges, after running costs and car park maintenance and improvements, is reinvested by the Trust into supporting patient care at East Kent Hospitals.
  
We do not profit share with any 3rd party private operator, although we do use systems and equipment provided by an accredited car park management service provider.

Parking at Kent & Canterbury Hospital

Kent and Canterbury Hospital offers pay-on-foot and pay & display parking. Drivers can enter the site via the entrance off Ethelbert Road, or via the entrance at South Canterbury Road.

Pay-on-foot Car park 1: 43 bays - located at the 1937 end of the hospital, directly opposite the children’s centre;

Pay-on-foot Car park 2: 86 bays - located centrally, opposite the Minor Injuries Unit

Pay-on-foot Car park 3: 119 bays - located at the Outpatients end of the site, outside the haemophilia centre

Pay & Display Car park Zone 2: 34 bays - located outside the Education Centre (opposite Day Surgery) on the main drive leading to the 1937 building.

Designated disabled bays can be found outside of all the main hospital entrance points: 

25 outside the 1937/Invicta Ward
19 outside the Minor Injuries Unit
20 outside Outpatients  

15 minute patient drop-off bays are located directly outside the hospital entrances. These are intended for drop-off and pick-up only and we would ask you not to wait or park there as space is limited.

Renal, Headway and Clinical Rehabilitation patients each have limited designated bays located close to those departments. Please speak to your clinical contact for further details.

Staff parking areas are reserved for staff permit holders only – please be careful not to park in one of those as you may be liable to a parking ticketPlease also be mindful of areas signed for restricted use as standard P&D tickets will not be valid in those areas.

Weekly permits

Weekly permits for use in the barrier car parks can be obtained via the pay stations. Simply press the 'others' button on the pay station display screen and the weekly ticket option will appear. Keep the ticket safe as on subsequent visits, you will need to insert it at the entry barrier to gain access, and again at the exit barrier when you leave.

Parking at William Harvey Hospital

William Harvey Hospital offers pay-on-foot and pay & display parking. Drivers enter the site off the mini-roundabout, and should then follow road-side directional signage to the car parks:

Pay-on-foot Main visitor car park: 388 bays. Take the second left and enter through barriers.

Pay & display Channel Day car park: Take the first left and follow the road all the way through the hospital past Estates towards Stores, in order to reach the Channel Day P&D car park at the rear of the site.

Designated disabled bays can be found outside of all the main hospital entrance points: 

52 opposite the Emergency Department
24 at the rear of Richard Stevens ward (zone 9)
6 outside Channel Day
6 outside the staff residence blocks (zone 16)

Patient drop-off bays are located directly outside the hospital entrances. These are intended for drop-off and pick-up only and we would ask you not to wait or park there as space is limited.

Staff parking areas are reserved for staff permit holders only – please be careful not to park in one of those as you may be liable to a parking ticketPlease also be mindful of areas signed for restricted use as standard P&D tickets will not be valid in those areas.

Weekly permits

Weekly permits can be obtained via the pay stations. Simply press the 'others' button on the pay station display screen and the weekly ticket option will appear. Keep the ticket safe as on subsequent visits, you will need to insert it at the entry barrier to gain access, and again at the exit barrier when you leave.

Parking at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital offers pay-on-foot parking (Pay & Display only in disabled parking zones). Car parks are situated on both the Ramsgate Road and St Peter's Road sides of the hospital.

Visitor parking (Ramsgate Road side) - after entering from the highway, to your left you have a visitor car park with 37 bays; or if you follow the one-way road past main reception and turn right at the crossroads (past the Hospice) you will reach another visitor car park with 69 bays (entrance on right).

Visitor parking (St Peter's Road side) - enter from the highway opposite Maternity and immediately turn right for a 115 bay car park (at busy times spaces will often be available at the Maternity end of this car park).

Disabled parking (Ramsgate Road side) – drive straight towards A&E and turn left at the bend, and then left again (13 bays).

Disabled parking (St Peter's Road side) - either enter  opposite the St Peter’s Road entrance (29 bays), or opposite Maternity, turning left on entry (not through barriers) and follow road round (13 bays).

Patient drop-off bays are located directly outside the hospital entrances. These are intended for drop-off and pick-up only and we would ask you not to wait or park there as space is limited.

Staff parking areas are reserved for staff permit holders only – please be careful not to park in one of those as you may be liable to a parking ticketPlease also be mindful of areas signed for restricted use as standard P&D tickets will not be valid in those areas.

There are also separate car parks operated by the Pilgrims Hospice, the Thanet Mental Health Unit, and by Spencer Hospitals, all of which are reserved for their patients and visitors only.

Weekly permits

Weekly permits can be obtained via the pay stations. Simply press the 'others' button on the pay station display screen and the weekly ticket option will appear. Keep the ticket safe as on subsequent visits, you will need to insert it at the entry barrier to gain access, and again at the exit barrier when you leave.

Parking at Buckland Hospital

Buckland Hospital offers pay & display parking. The patient and visitor car parks are located to the right hand side of the new hospital (on the grounds of the old Buckland hospital). Please note - the first turning directly after the new hospital building is for goods deliveries only.

Disabled parking bays and Renal bays can be found within the visitor car parks.  Please be mindful of areas signed for restricted use as standard P&D tickets will not be valid in those areas.

A drop-off layby is located directly in front of the hospital entrance – this is strictly for drop-off and pick-up only and we would ask you not to wait or park there as space is limited.

On-street parking is available in the residential area around the hospital, this is restricted to 1 hour and is regularly patrolled by council enforcement officers.

Staff parking areas are reserved for staff permit holders only – please be careful not to park in one of those as you may be liable to a parking ticketPlease also be mindful of areas signed for restricted use as standard P&D tickets will not be valid in those areas.

Weekly permits

Please call the Trust’s parking team on 01303 852788 for advice on obtaining a weekly ticket.

Parking at Royal Victoria Hospital

Royal Victoria Hospital offers pay & display parking. Please be aware that Radnor Park Avenue is one-way and you must drive past the staff car park and then the visitor car park exit in order to reach the entrance.

Patient and visitor car park is located directly in front of the hospital entrance.

Disabled bays for blue-badge holders are located within the visitor car park.

On-street parking is available within a short walk of the hospital, as well as a limited number of council enforced 2-hour bays in the stretch of road in front of the hospital.

Weekly permits

Please call the Trust’s parking team on 01303 852788 for advice on obtaining a weekly ticket.


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