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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

Please allow extra time to find a parking space on site. Alternatively, on street pay and display parking is available in surrounding roads.

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.

Parking is charged at £1.50 per hour for up to six hours. All day parking is £12 and maximum stay is 24 hours. Pay machines can be found inside the lift areas on Level 0 and 2.

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.

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.

There are two road entrances to the hospital. The south entrance is located directly off the A4 and may only be accessed by vehicles coming from Newbury and turning left into the site. Please be aware that cares are unable to do a right turn into the hospital from the Thatcham direction.

The north entrance and exit has unlimited access and is located on Turnpike road, off the garden centre roundabout on the A4.

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 taxi rank near the main entrance to the hospital.

Parking costs:
Up to 2 hours: £1
Up to 4 hours: £2

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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