Car parking charges for the Queen Elizabeth and Bensham hospitals:

0-15 minutes - free

15 minutes to 1 hour - £1.70

1 to 2 hours - £2.70

2 to 5 hours - £3.70

5 to 24 hours - £4.70


From 31January 2022, management company Parkingeye will provide and manage a new digitised payment system for car parking across the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Bensham Hospital.

Prices for parking will remain unchanged.

Important information for Blue Badge Holders - to get free parking, Blue Badge Holders must type their vehicle registration number into a terminal at the reception area – failure to do this will result in a penalty charge being issued.

Download an information leaflet for Blue Badge Holders

Download the Parkingeye appeals and complaints procedure

Key benefits of the new digital technology include:

  • The design and interface of the new kiosks makes it much easier for patients and visitors to use the kiosks and pay for parking.

  • There are now more options for visitors to pay including coins, notes, chip & pin and contactless, as well as Parkingeye’s  good2go cashless payment solution. The kiosks will also give change.

  • There will be 19” touch screens for improved user experience and the ability to find a vehicle in real time.

  • Full integration with Automatic Number Plate Recognition system to provide vehicle look-up during payment process.

  • The new kiosks will be easier to use for all patients and visitors, giving a clear on-exit payment method and will help to ensure the car park is properly managed for patients and visitors.

The new parking solution simplifies how patients and visitors will pay for parking and stops any confusion with not paying the correct tariff.  For vehicles parked less than 30 minutes, the screen will tell the driver that there is no car parking tariff to pay and they should leave the hospital site.

Patients and visitors should follow the guidance below to use the new car parking system:

  • Arrive in the car park and find a space

  • Attend your appointment / visit

  • When you are ready to leave, go to one the kiosks which are immediately outside of the hospital entrances

  • Enter your full vehicle registration number into the kiosk

  • Select the photo of your vehicle

  • Make payment

  • Return to your vehicle and leave the hospital site 

The new system also includes a new online payment option – good2go.  New users will be able to register for car parking up to 24 hours after visiting the hospital.  For all users choosing this option they will receive free car parking for their first visit.  For further visits the system will identify that the motorist and their parking tariff will automatically be deducted on each visit where they stay longer than 30 minutes.

Download a map to find out which car park is nearest the department you are visiting


Drop off areas at the QE Hospital

Drop off areas are also located at A&E, maternity, Surgery Centre and the Jubilee Wing.

There is complimentary parking for partners of mums-to-be outside our maternity unit. Please see your midwife for more details. 

There are areas for motorbikes to park. Please ensure that all your valuables are kept locked out of sight. We have CCTV systems in our car parks.

  • Car park 1 - on the right hand side as you're entering (not designated as motorbike but is a smaller bay)

  • Opposite car park 2 - bay marked for motorbikes

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