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Car Park Management and Parking Payment System

From December 21st 2018 we introduced a new parking management and payment system at Royal Preston and Chorley and South Ribble Hospitals.

This replaced our old barriers and pay and display machines with an automated number plate recognition system called ANPR. Cameras read your vehicle registration number (VRN) when you enter the car park so you don't need to put a ticket on your windscreen.

This new system means that you do not need to ‘pay and display’ a parking ticket. Instead, anybody using our car parks should pay at one of the payment kiosks before leaving.

If you are in the car park for less than 30 minutes, you do not need to enter your registration number into a kiosk.

If you have a query or complaint about the car park system, or believe you have been overcharged, or wish to discuss an appeal against a Parking Charge Notice please visit

Details of our carparking charges



Up to 30 minutes (you do not need to enter your registration number into a kiosk)


Up to 1 hour


Up to 2 hours


Up to 4 hours


Up to 6 hours


Up to 8 hours


For 24 hours


Weekly £30.00

Paying for your parking

  • Parking fees apply 24 hours a day, 7 days per week (except Christmas Day).
  • Motorcycles are exempt from parking charges but should always be parked considerately.
  • Parking payments are not transferrable between sites.

In order to pay for your parking you will need to know your registration number .

If you don’t know it, please write it down and keep it with you. Our payment kiosks accept cash (both coins and notes) and give change. You can also make payment by credit/debit card. There is also a facility which enables you to pay online via the parkgood2go system. Additionally and if you have left the hospital without paying for whatever reason, you can use parkgood2go to pay for your parking time up to midnight on the day after your visit.

Where to park

Royal Preston Hospital postcode for sat navs is PR2 9HT. 

Chorley and South Ribble Hospital postcode for sat navs is PR7 1PP.

You can view maps of the hospital sites and car parks here

Public parking areas are indicated by the blue P symbols while staff parking areas are clearly labelled and marked with a green P symbol. Patients and visitors must not park in staff car parks.

Drop-offs and pick-ups

The parking management system at both hospitals allows up to 30 minutes for drop-offs and pick-ups. Visitors using the car parks for this purpose do not need to enter their registration into the payment kiosks providing they have left the drop-off area within 30 minutes. Please be aware though that spending longer than this in a car park without paying the appropriate fee, even if you stay with your vehicle, will result in a parking charge notice.

Parking Charge Notices (PCNs) and the appeals process

Parking Charge Notices (PCNs)

Please note that motorists who fail to pay the appropriate tariff for their stay or otherwise breach the car parking terms and conditions at either hospital may be issued with a PCN by the Trusts contracting partner ParkingEye. These charges are set at £70 or £42 if paid within 14 days.

There is however a thorough appeals process to waive these charges in appropriate circumstances, such as medical emergencies. Details of how to appeal are issued with parking charge notices. ParkingEye has substantial experience managing parking facilities for NHS organisations and operates a dedicated NHS-specific appeals team. This team considers any appeals based on guidance issued by the Trust.

If you have received a PCN following your visit to either of our hospitals, you will need to contact ParkingEye directly to pay the charge. (

We encourage anyone who feels they have received a PCN unfairly to contact ParkingEye to lodge an appeal. (

Appeals update:

The new BPA code for appeals will include the following new clauses:

Clause 23.4c The motorist is unable to appeal once the charge is paid unless:

the parking charge had to be paid in order to release a vehicle e.g. on site to release a barrier; or

evidence subsequently identified suggests wrongdoing by you in respect of the issue of the notice.

This clause can be found in the withdrawn Government Private Parking Code of Practice at clause 8.3.1d.

Clause 23.4d Where you accept payment of a parking charge you need not still offer the ability to appeal, providing this is made clear in the wording of the parking charge notice.

This clause can be found in the withdrawn Government Private Parking Code of Practice at clause 8.3.2.

As a result of these changes and to ensure that we remain compliant with the BPA, we will be making change to our process once a PCN is paid.

From the 1st August, any PCN that is paid will not be able to be appealed.


Additionally, any motorists who have their initial appeal rejected by ParkingEye and the Trust are able to further appeal through the independent body POPLA (Parking on Private Land Appeals) within 28 days. Click here for further information about making an appeal through POPLA.

Get in touch

Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

Preston Road



01257 261222

Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane




01772 716565

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