If your baby is admitted to the SCU, parents are able to park in the main car park free of charge. This will be discussed with you on admission to the unit.
- Public car parking at Barnstaple Health Centre
- Public car parking at Bideford Community Hospital
- Public car parking is free at our other community sites
Public car parking at North Devon District Hospital
Parking charges for patients and visitors will apply on our sites from 1 September 2020 – more information
The public car park at NDDH is located at Car Park A on the left as you enter the main hospital site and has 285 parking and 11 disabled spaces, with an additional 10 disabled spaces outside the main entrance. There are an additional 3 disabled bays outside Orthopaedics, 2 outside Ladywell Unit and 2 outside DBU.
The `Park Mark’ signs at the entrance to the car park indicates that our car parks have been vetted for their security and meet a national standard.
A pay on foot system is operated at Car Park A and patients and visitors will collect a barrier ticket on entry and pay at the machine to receive an exit ticket. The payment machines are located at the main entrance to the hospital, also next to the ramp and at the centre of the car park. Once payment has been made please note that there is a 15 minute grace period in which to return to your vehicle and exit the car park, in this case the entrance ticket should be used to exit the exit barrier.
Please note – the machines do take credit/debit cards.
Go here for an interactive map showing parking areas
Car parking charges
FREE – first 15 mins
£1.80 up to 2 hours
£2.10 up to 4 hours
£4.10 up to 24 hours
£5.00 for 5 days (available from payment machines)
£6.00 for 7 days (available from payment machines)
£20.00 for 25 tickets (season ticket)
Lost ticket £4.00
The discount ‘season’ tickets for 25 tickets are available from the Sodexo Helpdesk on Level 2 at North Devon District Hospital.
Free parking for registered carers
During working hours, which is 8.30 -4.30pm, Monday to Friday, the carer will need to take their Devon Carers Alert Card to the information desk on level 2 in the main entrance and they will be provided with a ticket to exit at the barrier.
Out of hours, carers will need to take their Devon Carers Alert Card to the porters lodge inside the main entrance who will provide a ticket to exit the car park. The information desk will request to see their Devon Carers alert card, and the carer will be asked to provide vehicle registration details, the name of the cared-for person and ward they are on.
For more information about the alert card please visit Devon Carers https://devoncarers.org.uk/information-and-advice/support-for-me/emergency-planning/alert-card/
Free parking for parents of sick children staying in hospital overnight
The Trust provides free car parking for parents or guardians who are resident at North Devon District Hospital as a result of their child being an inpatient or parents whose baby is being cared for in the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU). This would apply to a maximum of two vehicles.
Please collect your ticket as normal. Before driving out of the car park, take your ticket to the location listed below. You will be provided with a ticket to exit at the barrier.
- 8am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday – Information Desk on level 2
- Weekends and outside of these hours – Porters Lodge, level 2 between the main entrance double doors
Help with parking costs
Any patient who is in receipt of benefits such as Incapacity Benefit, Pension Benefit or Income Support, can fill in an HC5 form for help towards travelling costs and refund of car parking charges. Patients who are not in receipt of any of the relevant benefits, but who are nonetheless on a low income, can fill in an HC1 form to apply for help toward travel costs and refund of car parking charges. If accepted they will get an HC2 certificate to allow them to get this help with costs. Both HC5 and HC1 forms are available outside the General Office at North Devon District Hospital.
Disabled drivers may park near the main entrance in specific parking places. Blue badge holders in these spaces will be able to park free of charge.