car_park_car_moving_small_webWith 1600 spaces, the multi-storey car park at Basildon University Hospital 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 are:

Basildon University Hospital

  • Up to 30 minutes free

  • 30 minutes to 8 hours £3

  • 8 hours - 12 hours £6

  • Over 12 hours £10

  • There are parking spaces designated for blue badge holders near to the hospital entrances. Parking in these designated spaces is free.

Motorcycle bays are available in the following areas:

  • at the front of the hospital, there are spaces by the cycle sheds outside the Maternity department

  • at the rear of the hospital, the visitors' car park has dedicated bays by The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre

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

The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre

There is a small car park by The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre. The charges are: up to 30 minutes free; 30 minutes to 8 hours £3. 
There is a drop-off area and parking spaces designated for blue badge holders outside the main entrance. Parking in these designated spaces is free.

Orsett Hospital

There is a flat rate charge of £3 at Orsett Hospital.

St Andrew's Centre

No charge.

How do I pay for parking?

At Basildon University Hospital:

  • Take a ticket on entry and pay at the ticket machine before returning to your car.

At Orsett Hospital:

  • The car park is 'pay on exit'. 

What if I have a problem?

Each pay station and exit barrier has 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 parking

To assist patients, relatives and carers who need to visit the hospital regularly and frequently, concessionary parking is available in certain circumstances.
You may be able to park at a reduced rate if you are:

  • A patient who has to attend regular outpatient appointments, e.g. cancer and haematology - with more than one appointment per week over a four week period.

  • A relative of a patient with a stay longer than two weeks.

Please read our leaflet for more details about the reduced rate available and how to apply for a concessionary parking permit.

Useful links

NHS ChoicesVisit our section on NHS Choices


Ask SalVisit the Safeguarding Adults Line website


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Contact us

  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex  SS16 5NL
    Switchboard: 01268 524900

  • The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex SS16 5NL
    Switchboard: 01268 524900

How to find us

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