Car park

General information

There are two main car parks at the hospital. They are barrier operated pay-on-exit car parks.

Car park P3 (formerly the West Car Park) can be accessed by turning left at the top of the drive/main entrance.

Car park P1 (Outpatients) can be accessed by turning right at the top of the drive/main entrance.

There are pay and display areas outside the main entrance, outpatients and at the bottom of P3. Please ensure that you pay and display your ticket in these areas: the same charges apply as for the barrier car-parks. Visitors and patients must pay and display a ticket if they do not park in the barrier car parks.

Please note that you may not be able to drive after certain treatments – if in doubt please ask.

Car parking charges

Parking charges will resume from 5 October 2020

Time periodCharge
First 20 minutesFree
Up to 2 hours£3
2 - 4 hours£5
Up to 24 hours£8

disabled parkingParking for disabled people

Spaces for disabled badge holders are available at the following locations to the hospital:

  • Follow signs for car park P3 then disabled parking

  • Building 17 entrance

  • Entrance zone A

  • Entrance zone D

Patient and visitor parking for blue badge holders is free.

Concessionary Permits

Reduced parking charges are available for:

  • Patients attending the cancer services (Richardson Suite or HODU) on a regular basis

  • Visitors to Intensive Care or the Neonatal Unit

  • Relatives of patients who are likely to be in hospital for longer than a week

Forms are available from the ward or by clicking the link below. The completed form should be signed by the ward manager/senior nurse and taken to the car park kiosk in car park P3 of the hospital. The price of these permits is £15.00 per week and they are issued for a maximum of 7 days.

E1 Concessionary Permit – Address

The opening times for the kiosk are: Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 9.00am and 1.00pm to 3.00pm
(The kiosk is closed Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays).

If you are attending the Richardson Clinic or HODU on a regular basis, you can also obtain monthly permits at the rate of £9.00 per month. If you are a cancer patient attending these areas and need a parking permit, you are able to retrieve your permit by taking your appointment letter straight to the car park kiosk (you do not need to go to the ward beforehand).

Please park in a considerate manner; ambulances and buses need clear access to the hospital. If you need help finding a space to park please talk to one of our car parking attendants who will try to help you.

At the back of the site (north side) an anti-clockwise one-way system applies. There is no patient parking at the back of the hospital.

There are some 20 minute drop off points outside the zone D entrance (day hospital) which you can use if dropping off equipment or patients. You should then find an appropriate parking space for the longer term. Please do not park on the yellow boxes outside the zone D entrance.


If you plan on cycling to Airedale Hospital, there is a cycle rack outside the Emergency Department for both patients and visitors to use. In the interest of security please make sure your cycle is locked when you leave it.


There are dedicated parking spaces for motorbikes in car park P3.

What happens to the money raised by parking charges?
The revenue from car parking is reinvested in patient services, resurfacing and maintaining the car park estate, and in upgrading our CCTV and security, making parking safer for patients, visitors and staff.

Know your parking rights – click here