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
- Up to 30 minutes: free
- 30 minutes - 8 hours: £3
- 8 hours - 12 hours: £6
- Over 12 hours: £10
- Lost ticket: £10
- Concessionary parking
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 next to the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre. There is also a drop-off area outside the main entrance to the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre.
There is a flat rate charge of £3 at Orsett Hospital.
St Andrew's Centre
How do I pay for parking?
At Basildon University Hospital:
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.
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.
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.