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Car Parking Concessions

In line with national guidance, there are a large number of concessions available for people who visit our hospitals regularly or for long periods of time.

To check if you are entitled to a concession please speak to a member of ward staff or contact PALS.  

  • People attending the emergency department at York Hospital should park in the multi-storey car park, the maximum you will be charged is for four hours.
  • Free parking for blue badge holders (in designated spaces)
  • Free parking for next of kin visiting a patient in the intensive care unit, higher dependency unit or coronary care unit, for up to three days.
  • Free parking for visitors to patients in the last days of life/ bereavement care for up to three days.
  • Free parking for patients attending treatment of three hours and over each week over a period of two weeks or more.
  • Free parking for parents staying with their children on the Children's Wards or whose babies are in neonatal intensive care.
  • Free parking for cancer patients on active systematic treatment.
  • Reduced rates for partners of women in labour (£2.00 per day with a permit in the visitors car park at York Hospital).
  • Reduced rates for visitors to patients who have been in hospital for more than seven days (£2.00 per day with a permit in the visitors car park, one permit per patient*).
  • Reduced rates for a close relative of patients receiving care under the mental health act (£2.00 per day with a permit in the visitors car park, one permit per patient*).

* Refers to York and Scarborough Hospitals only. See ward staff for validation of your car parking ticket.

Concessionary parking permits do not run through a 24 hour period, for example a permit issued at 2pm will expire at 8pm that same day.


A range of car parking concessions are offered for people who are visiting regularly or for long periods of time.


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We are currently working with reduced staffing levels within the Contact Centre.  This may mean that some of our patients encounter extended wait times when calling the Contact Centre.  This is not the level of service we wish to offer our patients and we are working hard to improve the situation.  If you wish to request to reschedule or cancel your appointment, you can complete our online form

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.