Car Parking

Visitor and patient carparks are provided at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital, Royal Preston Hospital, and the Specialist Mobility and Rehabilitation Centre.

Carparks at all sites can be very busy, particularly during visiting times.  If you are able to use public transport you may wish to consider this option as an alternative to driving.

If you have difficulty finding a carparking space please ask a carpark attendant, use an intercom at the entrance to the carpark, or phone the Carpark Office (details below) for assistance.

Please do not park anywhere other than a designated visitor or patient carpark space to avoid causing an obstruction to emergency vehicles, and incurring an Excess Charge Notice. No vehicles including those displaying a blue badge can park on any double yellow lines as this would cause an obstruction for emergency vehicles.

Carparking charges

A lady in her car The carparking charge is £3.00 for the first six hours but will rise to £10 thereafter, however all patients and visitors are exempt from the £10 over six hour charge.

If you are a patient or visitor, and your stay has exceeded six hours, please press the intercom button at the pay station for assistance from the Carpark Office.

If you intend to return within a 24 hour period, please contact the Car Park Office via the intercom at the pay station for advice on exemption from further charges for your return visit.

Free parking is provided for disabled blue badge holders*

Blue badge holders can park in any disabled or any other designated carparking space on any car park free of charge, however no vehicles including those displaying a blue badge can park on any double yellow lines as this would cause an obstruction for emergency vehicles.

Free parking is also provided for cancer patients, renal patients, parents/guardians of neonatal patients, intensive care visitors, and families of long stay patients.  Exemption letters can be provided by ward managers and will be required when exiting the car parks.  Dialysis patients can obtain a temporary car parking permit from the Dialysis Unit, allowing parking in the designated car park spaces allocated specifically for dialysis patients.

Discounted seven day tickets are available to patients and visitors for £10. Information about discounted tickets is displayed at the pay stations and tickets can be purchased from the General Office at both hospitals.

Drop off points are available on both hospital sites and are clearly signposted.

General Office hours are 09.00 – 16.30, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

If you have a query or need advice about parking options and charges
please contact :

General Office, Chorley and South Ribble Hospital 01257 245661
Carparking Office, Chorley and South Ribble Hospital: 01257 245999

General Office, Royal Preston Hospital 01772 522528
Carparking Office, Royal Preston Hospital 01772 523166

* ‘DisabledGo’ provides a detailed online access guide to the various hospital services in Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The information provided by ‘DisabledGo’ aims to empower disabled people and other users to make their own informed decisions as to the usability of the hospital facilities based on their own particular access requirements.