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Parking Charges and Concessionary Parking

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Multi-Storey Car Park at Basildon University Hospital

car_park_car_moving_small_webWith 1600 spaces, the car park was a massive investment.  Built in direct response to requests for improvements to parking, from local people, it cost £8 million.

To fund this, and the continued maintenance of the other car parks at Basildon University Hospital and Orsett Hospital, charges for patients and visitors as follows.

What are the parking charges?


There are parking spaces designated for blue badge holders near to the hospital entrances. Parking in these designated spaces is free.
  • Up to¬†30 minutes¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† free
  • 30¬†minutes to 8 hours¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬£3
  • 8 hours¬† - 12 hours¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬£6
  • Over 12 hours¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬£10
  • Lost ticket¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬£10
  • Concessionary parking

Motorcycle bays are available in the following areas:

  • at the front of the hospital,¬†there are spaces by the cycle sheds outside the Maternity block
  • at the rear¬†of the hospital, ¬†the visitors' car park has¬†dedicated ¬†bays by the CTC

There is no charge for these bays and they are on a first come basis.


There is a flat rate charge of £2 at Orsett Hospital.

St Andrews Centre

No charge.

How do I pay for parking?

  • As you enter any of the visitor car parks you will receive a ticket at the entrance barrier. Take this ticket with you.
  • When you return to your car, first go to the pay station and insert your ticket.
  • If you have parked for less than¬†30 minutes your ticket will be validated for exit and you will not have to pay. Your ticket will be returned to you.
  • If you have parked for longer than¬†30 minutes, you will be asked to pay depending on how long you have parked.¬† The pay station accepts notes and coins and change is given.¬† Your ticket will be returned to you.
  • Please take your ticket with you and insert it into the machine at the exit barrier.

What if I have a problem?

Each pay station and exit barrier will have a button linked to a member of security staff, who will be able to help you.

If you find a discarded ticket, please hand it in to the Security Office.

Concessionary Free Parking

To assist patients, relatives and carers who need to visit the hospital regularly and frequently, concessionary free parking is available in certain circumstances.

Who is eligible for concessionary free parking?

You may be able to park for free if: -

  • It has been two weeks or more since the start of treatment or admission to hospital, and
  • You are a patient with a long-term condition needing regular treatment, for example if you need to visit the hospital daily for more than a week or weekly for more than two months.
  • You are the main visitor to a patient, and visit the hospital more than once a day for three days or longer.*
  • You are the main visitor to a patient, and visit the hospital every day for more than a week.*
  • You are the main relative, carer or friend of a patient who is critically ill, and visit them daily.*


  • You are the parent of a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or the parent/carer of a child staying on the children‚Äôs ward or receiving regular hospital treatment.

* Please note - Free parking may be authorised for one main relative/visitor per patient only

I am eligible for concessionary free parking - what shall I do now?

If you meet one of these criteria, and think that concessionary free parking would benefit you, you will need to apply for a Concessionary Parking Permit.

To do this, please speak with a senior member of staff in the ward or department where you are receiving treatment, or where you visit. They will arrange to complete the paperwork with you.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 08:59

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