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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.

Blue Badge parking

To avoid a Parking Charge Notice if you use a Blue Badge space, either scan your Blue Badge at a pay machine and enter your Vehicle Registration Number (VRN), or send your Blue Badge and VRN details to:

You can also register your vehicle via the Simple Intelligent Parking website (up to 24 hours after departure).

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 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

Car parking and travel - John Radcliffe Hospital

Blue Badge parking - John Radcliffe Hospital

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

Churchill Hospital

Car parking and travel - Churchill Hospital

Blue Badge parking - 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

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

Car parking and travel - Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

Blue Badge parking - Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

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

Horton General Hospital

Car parking and travel - Horton General Hospital

Blue Badge parking - Horton General Hospital

Car Parking Office

  • Tel: 01295 229250
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm.
  • Email:

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

Last reviewed:26 June 2023