Information on car parking, charges, and permits can be found below. For other on-site facilities, please follow the links to the right of the page.
Parking for patients and visitors at the Royal Berkshire Hospital is on levels 0, 1, 2 and 3 of the multi-storey car park in Craven Road.
From the multi-storey you can easily get to main reception on level 2 of the Main Entrance Block.
There are also a small number of parking spaces:
Access to the Berkshire Cancer Centre is from the North Block car park, but it is more difficult for those with impaired mobility to get to other parts of the hospital from the North Block car park. We recommend that disabled patients use the multi-storey car park.
Parking is free for disabled badge holders and there are designated parking spaces for disabled visitors on Levels 0 and 2 of the multi-storey; outside North Block, outside Endoscopy, near the South Block entrance (off Redlands Road) and in West Drive.
Disabled badge holders must not park on yellow lines anywhere on site, please read the disabled drivers handbook for more information.
Wheelchairs may be found in the multi-storey car park or ask at main reception.
In all car parks there are pick up and drop off parking spaces (maximum stay 15 minutes).
(There is an electric buggy service operated by volunteers available to transport patients around inside the hospital between 9.30am and 12.00 noon and 1.30pm and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.)
There are barriers to the multi storey car park, so you will need to take a ticket to enter it. Before you return to your vehicle (at the end of your stay) please pay the amount due at a pay station (these are located on levels 0 and 2). This will validate your ticket and allow you to exit the car park.
Parking charges are:
All day parking £12. Maximum stay is 24 hours.
The pay machine on level 0 is cash only. The pay machine on level 2 takes cash and cards. Income generated from car parking charges is used for the benefit of patient care.
The following are eligible to be issued with a free parking permit on a ‘one per patient’ basis:
The following are eligible to be issued with a concessionary (reduced cost) parking permit on a ‘one per patient’ basis:
The issued permit will allow free or concessionary parking of one motor vehicle in any Trust public on-site parking space for the period quoted on the permit. Maximum permit duration is as follows:
When their permit expires, eligible applicants can reapply for another permit. The permit will specify the car registration number and is therefore not transferable to other vehicles.
To get free or concessionary parking, patients and visitors should complete an application form (these are available in the clinic or on the ward – please ask at the ward or clinic reception desk) and get it authorised by the ward sister or departmental manager.
All applicants should then present their authorised application form to Security at the reception desk, level 2 Main Entrance building at the Royal Berkshire Hospital site.
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