This really useful information of parking at Calderdale Royal Infirmary and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, and in particular accessing concessions, is from the NHS Foundation Trust’s website
We have 708 public parking spaces with 40 dedicated accessible parking bays at Calderdale Royal Hospital. At Huddersfield Royal Infirmary we have 950 public parking spaces with 60 dedicated accessible parking bays and at Acre Mill Outpatients Department there are 200 public spaces with 10 dedicated accessible bays. The first 30 minutes of parking is free in most car parks, which is great if you are just picking up or dropping off. The car parks are covered by CCTV and security staff patrol regularly.
Barrier car parking (Calderdale Royal Infirmary and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary)
In car parks that have a barrier on entry, the trust operates a pay-on-foot system. You need to take your ticket to a pay station before returning to your car and exiting the car park. There are pay stations located in each of the public car parks or in the main entrances of the hospital. The parking pay stations take coins as well as notes and also give change.
Pay and display (Calderdale Royal Infirmary and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary emergency departments)
There are a small number of pay and display parking spaces near the emergency department at Calderdale Royal and Huddersfield Royal. The same charges apply but you will need to buy a ticket as soon as you park up and display this in the windscreen. These car parking areas do not have a barrier.
We regret that we have to charge for parking at all but the cost of the security measures and the maintenance of the car parks means we have to make a modest charge so we don’t divert money away from patient care. The charges, valid from 20th April 2015 are:
Up to 2 Hours, £2.50
Up to 4 Hours, £5.00
Up to 6 Hours, £6.00
Up to 24 Hours, £7.00
We offer free parking in line with national guidance.
Free parking is available to:
- Parents who need to stay with sick children
- Patients attending for chemotherapy
- Patients attending for renal dialysis
- In-patients (those who have attended Clinic or A & E and are unexpectedly kept in)
- In critical care areas such as ICU/HDU, CCU, NICU, Paediatric High Dependency, SCBU one authorisation form will be issued to the next of kin only, this is by the Matron/Site Co-ordinator’s discretion.
- Terminally ill patients on any area, the next of kin should be issued with an authorisation form allowing them free parking for a maximum of 4 days then the situation should be re-addressed by the senior nurse.
Holders of Accessible Parking Badges (Blue Badges) also have to pay the relevant charge however if they are in receipt of one of the following benefits free parking can be obtained;
- Income Support
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Income based Job Seekers Allowance
- Child Tax Credit
- Working Families Tax Credit
- HC2/HC3 Certificate
- Pension Credit
Full guidance on the above qualifying benefits can be obtained from the general offices located at Calderdale Royal and Huddersfield Infirmary.
What if I have a problem?
If you have any questions or concerns about car parking whilst on site, please visit one of our reception desks located in the hospital main entrances. Alternatively you can speak to security from any barrier via the Intercom button. All Barriers and Pay Stations are now fully accessible and comply with DDA.