Coming to hospital can often be difficult for patients, especially if that visit was unexpected, had been longer than originally expected, or is one that happens on a regular basis.

To make things a little bit easier during those most difficult times, the Trust has made it possible for some patients and visitors to park at a discounted rate.

Concessionary passes, which reduce the cost of any stay in the car park can be issued when:

  • Patients attend hospital for on-going treatment more than once in a single week or on multiple weeks in a single month
  • Friends, family or carers are visiting a patient whose condition is very serious or life-threatening
  • Patients and visitors have had their hospital stay delayed longer than could have reasonably been expected
  • Carers and support workers are required to attend the site to help and support patients during their stay in hospital

Free barrier passes may be issued in the following circumstances:

  • Patients, visitors, supporters or carers who arrive in emergency circumstances without money to cover parking charges
  • Patients whose treatment is not NHS-funded and whose insurer has an agreement with The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that free parking for their client will be provided
  • Outpatients who attend hospital for an appointment at least three times within a month and for an overall period of at least three months.

A 'month' is defined as a period of 30 days. 

If you think you may be eligible for parking concessions, please speak to a member of staff on the ward/department you are visiting for further information.