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Changes to hospital car park barrier and payment system

A new car park barrier and payment system is now operational at Basildon Hospital and Orsett Hospital.

The new barriers work on number plate recognition. Patients and visitors will need to go to a payment machine before returning to their car, and enter their vehicle registration number. The payment system will then ask for the appropriate charge, which can be paid by cash or by credit/debit card.

 

Current parking charges

With 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 and The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre

  • 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.

Orsett Hospital

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

There are parking spaces designated for blue badge holders near to the main outpatient entrance. Parking in these designated spaces is free.

St Andrew's Centre

No charge.

 

How do I pay for parking?

The barriers work on number plate recognition. The number plate recognition system will log your vehicle registration number and raise the barrier as you enter the car park.

Before returning to your car, please go to the payment machine. You will be asked to enter your car registration number and the correct payment which can be paid by cash or by credit/debit card.

The barrier will then lift when you exit.

What if I have a problem?

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


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 ask the nurse in charge of the area you are visiting for details about how to apply for concessionary parking.

 

Useful links

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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

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