Patients and Visitors
Patient and Visitor Parking
There are a number of car parks for patients and visitors on the Derriford Hospital site. Parking charges apply 24 hours a day.
Pay and display: Some of our car parks are pay and display and require you to purchase a ticket from the machine located in the car park at the time that you park.
Pay on exit: We also have pay on exit car parks which you access through a barrier, collecting a token as you enter the car park. If you use a pay on exit car park you will pay for your parking at the end of your visit. There are machines to pay for your parking in the car parks and also in the main entrance to the hospital on level 6
Paying for Parking
Disabled parking: Free parking for blue badge holders is only available in non barrier pay and display car parks, up to a maximum of 4 hours when parked in a marked disabled bay. The full charge is applicable in all other barrier controlled car parks.
Bicycyle/motorcyle parking is available across the Derriford Hospital site, please see the hospital map for full details.
On April 1 2014 new parking charges were introduced:
|Length of stay||Fee|
|0 – 15 minutes||Free|
|15 minutes – 1 hour||£1.20|
|1 – 2 hours>||£2.40|
|2 – 3 hours||£3.60|
|3 – 4 hours||£4.80|
|4 – 5 hours||£6.00|
|5 – 6 hours||£7.20|
|Over 6 hours||£12.00|
In addition, a range of concessionary tickets will be available as below:
The following groups will continue to be entitled to free parking:
If you qualify under any of these groups, please go to the Parking Desk in main reception to obtain your special parking permit.
Discounts for frequent visitors
Discounts are available for a week or longer:
All concessionary tickets can be shared between different vehicles.
For more information on these concessions please ring 01752 432 000 or go to the Parking Desk in main reception.
In addition to standard parking arrangements, if your stay is unexpectedly extended either due to clinics running late or unexpected admission to hospital, then please ask the ward/department to contact the parking office on 32000 giving your car details and which car park you are parked in.
Some patients in receipt of certain state benefits may be entitled to a refund of their parking costs and travel expenses. For further information please visit the Cashier’s Office on level 7 of Derriford Hospital or telephone 01752 439805.
Charge your electric vehicle
You can charge your electric vehicle at pay as you go charge points at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust Multi Storey Car Park. The charge points are 7kw mode three twin head charge points using type two connectors (not provided) and were funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles. Most vehicles will be fully charged in three to five hours.
To use a charge point you need to register your details with Pod Point. You can register or download the app from the Pod Point website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 7247 4114. Check locations and availability of charge points in the app or on the Pod Point website.
Pay as you go charge points: Charging costs £1 an hour - this is an hourly charge which is payable until you unplug your vehicle even after it's fully charged. You aren’t able to stop charging using the Pod Point app.
Alternative charge points: A list of alternative charge points and tariffs can be found at www.plymouth.gov.uk/ev
What about other methods of transport?
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has a nationally renowned green travel plan and encourages the use of public transport among staff, patients and visitors, wherever possible. Derriford is served well by public transport, hosting the second busiest bus terminal in Plymouth with 44 buses per hour calling at peak times.
There is a public park and ride site located north of Derriford Hospital at the George junction (opposite the George Pub/Hotel). Parking is FREE, although you will need to purchase a ticket to travel on the bus. This is ideal for patients and visitors including disabled badge holders travelling from the north of the City to Derriford Hospital. The journey time is around 10 minutes.
For the latest information, including timetables and ticket prices, about the George Park and Ride visit the Target Travel website.
Drop-off and collection bays are available around the hospital entrances, please see the hospital map for full details.
Parking at Scott Hospital, Child Development Centre
There are a limited number of parking spaces allocated to the Plymouth Child Development Centre, some of which are specifically marked for parent and child and disabled patients. There is also unrestricted “on road” parking available just outside the Business Park.
Parking at Plymouth Dialysis Unit
There are a limited number of free parking spaces at the Plymouth Dialysis Unit.
Click here to download a site map for Derriford Hospital which includes details on bicycle, motorcycle and disabled parking.
The map also details which of our car parks are pay & display and which are barrier controlled.