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Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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Car travel and parking

Traffic

For advice about travelling within Oxford please see the County Council's website:

www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/travelchoices

For live updates on traffic (in all of Oxfordshire) please visit:

voyager.oxfordshire.gov.uk

Directions

Please use postcode OX3 9DU, when using online routefinders for directions to the John Radcliffe, to take you to the correct entrance.

If driving to the hospital by car, follow signs for Oxford then the 'H' / 'A&E' and 'Hospitals' signs. You'll be directed via the A40 northern by-pass, and B4150 (Marsh Lane) or via Headington on the A420 London Road. These routes take you to the B4495 (Headley Way). The approach road to the John Radcliffe is on Headley Way.

From the Woodstock Road, travel north for one mile, then right (Moreton Road) following the 'H' and 'A&E' and 'John Radcliffe' signs, along Marston Ferry Road to Headley Way.

Dropping off a patient

There are a few time-limited spaces for dropping off or picking up patients outside the Welcome Centre at the Level 2 main entrance of the John Radcliffe Hospital.

There are more patient drop-off areas outside the Emergency Department and in front of the West Wing / Children's Hospital, further down the hill. There are wheelchairs in the reception areas that you can take out to the car to collect a patient if needed.

Important - ambulance access

Bays immediately in front of the West Wing / Children's Hospital marked 'Ambulance Parking Only - No Exceptions' are for ambulances only.

Please, do not park in this area - this prevents ambulance access and the safe transfer of patients.

Parking

Patient/visitor car parks are open and normal charges apply, but space is limited and there is no on-street parking nearby. If you need to wait in your car for a period of time, please make sure you have water to drink, especially in hot weather.

There is free motorcycle parking on the John Radcliffe Hospital site.

Motorcycle parking at the John Radcliffe Hospital

There are three main public car parks:

  • Car Park 1
    For trauma outpatients, cardiac services and main hospital.
  • Car Parks 2 and 2A
    For main hospital and Women's Centre.
  • Car Park 3
    For West Wing and Children's Hospital.

It is usually quicker to divert to another car park than to queue for a space to become available in Car Park 3.

The car parks are run by the Trust and not as a commercial operation. All money raised goes directly back to patient and visitor services.

Parking charges

Time Charge
Up to 30 minutes Free (if vehicle exits within this period)
30 minutes to 1 hour £1.40
1 - 2 hours £2.80
2 - 3 hours £4.20
3 - 4 hours £5.60
Over 4 hours £7.00
8.00pm - 8.00am Free
Lost ticket charge £7.00

Parking is free overnight if you arrive after 8.00pm and leave before 8.00am.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept cards in our payment machines.

Disabled parking

There is disabled parking outside the main car parks on all sites so there is no need to go into a barriered area.

There are also disabled parking bays:

  • by the West Wing / Children's Hospital entrances
  • outside the Women's Centre.

Blue Badge holders must observe the code of the Blue Badge Scheme. The John Radcliffe Hospital is a private site and therefore Trust parking restrictions apply to all drivers.

There is a £25 penalty for inappropriate parking in disabled spaces (£50 if not paid within 14 days).

Directgov: disabled people, motoring and transport

Car Parking Office

For more details about car parking on site, please contact the Car Parking Office inside the main entrance on Level 2, opposite the lift lobby:

  • Car Parking Office
    Tel: 01865 223044
    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm
    Closed Bank Holidays

If you need help outside these times please contact Security via the John Radcliffe Hospital switchboard.

Tel: 0300 304 7777

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