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Parking Information

Our car parks are in very high demand and it can be difficult to find a space. If you can travel to your appointment or visit the hospital by public transport, or arrange to be dropped off and collected later, it would help avoid congestion or any delay to your appointment.

Site Information

Parking for patients and visitors coming to the Royal Berkshire Hospital can be found in the multi-storey car park on Craven Road. We have allocated levels 0, 1, 2 and 3 of the car park to our patients and visitors.

You can find designated disabled parking spaces on levels 0 and 2 of the multi-story car park.

AccessAble Accessibility Guide multi storey car park

You do not need to take a ticket when you enter as your car will be registered with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and you do not need to display a ticket in your car. The multi-story car park is no longer barrier operated.

We have changed the way you pay in the multi-story car park to make it easier for our patients and visitors.

You can now pay via:

  • Cash via the pay machine before you exit (no change given)
  • Card via the pay machine before you exit (including contactless)
  • APCOA APP before you exit or within 24 hours of exiting the car park

Parking charges apply 24 hours, 7 days per week. Pay machines can be found on Levels 0, 1, 2 and 3.

Up to 1 hour

£ 1.50

Up to 2 hours

£ 3.50

Up to 3 hours

£ 4.50

Up to 4 hours

£ 7.00

Up to 6 hours

£ 9.50

All day parking

£ 15.00

Blue badge holders are eligible for free parking. To validate parking, please go to reception on level 2 or register your vehicle with APCOA once you have parked.

Park and Ride

As an alternative to parking on-site, patients and visitors can now use a Park and Ride service between Royal Berkshire Hospital and Mereoak. The 300 bus service runs every 20 minutes, journeys are free and parking costs just £1. 

Bracknell Healthspace, Brants Bridge is situated on the north western corner of the A329 London Road/A322 Broad Lane roundabout junction in Bracknell.

Car parking, including disabled-only spaces is on the ground level, is free of charge.

The Centre is based at Erlegh House, Earley Gate, Whiteknights Road, University of Reading Campus, Reading RG6 6BZ.

There is free parking outside the Dingley Child Development Centre including a number of disabled spaces.

Please be aware there is limited parking on site due to the one-way system currently in place due to COVID.

We would recommend patients arrange to be dropped-off at the hospital main entrance and then collected at the ward entrance (which is on your left hand side as you leave the hospital car park), after your appointment.

Pay and Display car parking is available at the hospital, as well as designated spaces for disabled parking, motor cycles and bicycles.

There is also a drop-off point and a taxi rank near the main entrance to the hospital.

There are four spaces for disabled drivers next to the main entrance and four in the main car park close to the main entrance.

An 'Automatic number pate recognition' (ANPR) is in place to ensure the limited spaces available are used by hospital patients and staff.

There is limited parking on site. During peak periods it is often difficult to find a parking space. Please take this into consideration when deciding how and when you travel to the hospital.

Patients, including blue badge holders must enter their number plate into the tablet at reception, which will then provide free parking.

Pay on exit parking is available at the hospital, as well as designated spaces for disabled parking, motorcycles and bicycles.

There is also a Drop Off point and a taxi rank near the main entrance.

A photo is taken as you enter the car park, when you need to leave, please insert your registration number in the payment machines in Reception which will advise how much you need to pay. There is both a card machine and a cash payment machine available.

A photo will be taken when you leave the car park to register the time you left the site.

Please ensure you enter the vehicle registration details correctly to ensure you don’t receive a fine.

Blue badge holders

If you are a disabled blue badge holder, you do not need to display your badge in the vehicle. Please take your blue badge to Reception as evidence and enter your registration number into the terminal to ensure you receive free parking.

Parking is free. There is limited parking for patients at the unit – we would recommend patients to be dropped-off and then collected after their appointment.

Parking Charges Exemptions

The following are eligible to be issued with a free parking permit on a ‘one per patient’ basis:

  • partners of women in labour
  • visitors (close relatives) to patients in ICU, Buscot Ward, paediatric wards
  • visitors to patients who are gravely ill
  • patients attending for chemotherapy, radiotherapy and dialysis.
  • if you are a carer providing care to an inpatient - please speak to one of the nurses or speak to the ward sister/manager or Patient Relations.

The following are eligible to be issued with a concessionary (reduced cost) parking permit on a ‘one per patient’ basis:

  • outpatient or day-case patients who are not entitled to a free parking permit whose appointment or treatment is expected to exceed four hours
  • regular visitors to long-stay or very ill patients ‑ to be authorised at the discretion of the ward sister.

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:

  • concessionary permits one week
  • free permits one month

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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