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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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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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Parking charges / concessions

We do charge for most parking at our hospitals. The car parks are run by the Trust and not as a commercial operation. All money raised goes back into patient and visitor services.

Help with transport costs

If you are looking for information about patient transport for those unable to travel independently, or financial help for patients on low incomes, please use the links below:

Parking charges

Automatic number plate recognition is now live at the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals.

Detailed information about charges can be found at the links below.

Discounted or free parking

Under certain circumstances, patients or visitors may be entitled to discounted or free parking at our hospital sites. Please ask your ward or contact the Car Parking Offices for guidance.

Regular attendees

Patients who attend regularly and frequently over an extended period are entitled to free parking. 'Regular attendees' are patients attending:

  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Renal dialysis
  • Transplant
  • Dermatology.

Eligibility is determined by the Ward Manager in accordance with the criteria set out in the Trust's Car Parking Policy and all permits must be signed and dated by the Ward Manager.

John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals

The Ward Clerk or Ward Sister will log your vehicle registration (number plate) by email with the travel and transport team for free parking in visitor car parks during your treatment.

Please make sure that you give the correct vehicle registration number to staff as the exemption applies to the vehicle, not the patient. Therefore, if you come in a different vehicle you will have to register that vehicle. If your treatment extends beyond the time originally allocated, staff must re-register your vehicle.

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and Horton General Hospital

Forms are available from the Ward Clerk or Ward Sister.

The permit allows parking in staff car parks and should be displayed in the front of the vehicle. You can see the car parks on the hospital site maps.

Visitors to long stay patients

Visitors to, or carers of, long stay patients (four days or more) may purchase a Weekly Parking Permit. This enables parking at any time in a staff car park for seven consecutive days, including the day of issue. Please check with the Car Parking Office regarding the cost of this Permit.

Eligibility is according to the Car Parking Policy. Forms are available from ward staff. Please take the authorised form, along with payment, to the Car Parking Office or the Cashiers Offices.

Concessions for families of very ill patients

The Car Parking Office can also make special arrangements for families of patients in:

  • Critical Care Unit
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Ward staff will complete a Permit Request Form. Please take the form to the Car Parking Office where a special ticket will be issued which will allow you to park in staff car parks.

Only in exceptional circumstances will more than one permit or ticket be issued per patient visited. The permit can be transferred between cars but must be displayed prominently in the vehicle that is parked at the hospital.

John Radcliffe Hospital

There is ANPR in all visitor car parks. The first 30 minutes are free to enable visitors plenty of time to find a space or wait for one to become free in busy times.

Payment is by card or phone only. If you do not have a card, please pay online via the Simple Intelligent Parking website up to 24 hours after departure.

If you need to pay with cash, please go to the car parking office before you leave.

If you leave without paying, or do not pay online within 24 hours, you will receive a Parking Charge Notice.

Car Parking Office
Tel: 01865 223044

Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Closed Weekends and Bank Holidays

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

Tel: 0300 304 7777

Blue badge holders

There are two dedicated Blue Badge Holder car parks, in front of the Children's Hospital (for West Wing and Children's Hospital) and between the Main Entrance and Car Park 2 (for the main hospital and Womens Centre). These are drive in/drive out, with no barriers. Please display your Blue Badge prominently.

There are also disabled spaces in car parks 3 and 4 but if you use these spaces, you must register your vehicle via the Simple Intelligent Parking website (up to 24 hours after departure). If you do not register your vehicle, you will receive a Parking Charge Notice.

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

Churchill Hospital

  • Car Parking Office
    Tel: 01865 225466
  • Monday Wednesday Friday
    8.00am - 9.00am
    11.00am - 1.00pm
    2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday
    8.00am - 9.00am
    11.30am - 1.00pm
    2.00pm - 3.00pm

If you need help outside these times please contact Security via the Churchill Hospital switchboard:

Tel: 0300 304 7777

There is parking for disabled Blue Badge holders. Disabled parking within the Pay on Foot car parks is subject to charge. Free spaces are available around the site including within Car Park 3A and 4, but always refer to the signage.

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

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

Car Parking Office
Contact security at main reception

If you have questions about car parking or encounter problems with parking please speak to Security, main reception at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.  

There is parking for disabled Blue Badge holders. Free spaces are available around the site. If these spaces are full you can park free of charge in any Pay & Display car park with your Blue Badge displayed in the front of the vehicle.

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

Horton General Hospital

If you have questions about car parking or encounter problems with parking please contact us.

March 2020: If you are a patient or visitor with an authorised concessionary permit form, please display the form in your vehicle when you park. The Cashiers Office is open for issue of patient/visitor £10 'scratch cards' for those with completed authorisation forms.

There is parking for disabled Blue Badge holders. Free spaces are available around the site. If these spaces are full you can park free of charge in any Pay & Display car park with your Blue Badge displayed in the front of the vehicle.

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