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Parking at Kent and 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.

For details of parking charges, please see our main Parking Page

Pay-on-foot Car park 1: 43 bays - located at the 1937 end of the hospital, directly opposite the children’s centre.
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Pay-on-foot Car park 2: 86 bays - located centrally, opposite the Urgent Treatment Centre. Disabled parking.
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Pay-on-foot Car park 3: 119 bays - located at the Outpatients end of the site, outside the Haemophilia Centre. Disabled parking.
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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 Urgent Treatment Centre
  • 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 ticket. Please 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.