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

The same charges will apply to all carpark users including Blue Badge holders. If you are on a low income you may be eligible to reclaim car-parking charges under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme. Disability Equality North West may be able to  provide support and advice to access benefits and reclaim hospital car park costs, visit their website here: or call their helpline: 01772 558 863.

Details of our carparking charges


As of July 2017

Up to 30 minutes


Up to 1 hour


Up to 2 hours


Up to 4 hours


Up to 6 hours


Up to 8 hours


More than 8 hours


Within the region the majority of hospital trusts operate a sliding scale of charges so the amount people pay depends on how long they park. 

Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS)

If you are referred to us for NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by your doctor, dentist or other health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS).

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 £30. 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