Car parking charges are to be reintroduced by Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust from Monday June 14.

Charges to park at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax have been suspended at CHFT for more than a year due to the pandemic.

From June 14, drivers will have to take a ticket on entry to raise the barrier and pay in the machines before they leave.

From that date the usual Patient and Visitor parking areas will be reinstated. They are:

HRI – main entrance

Acre Mills – the tarmaced areas

CRH – the area of the main car park closest to the hospital entrances

Income received from car parking at both hospitals will go into providing patient care. Car parking charges will be as follows:

Up to 2 hours £3.00

Between 2 and 4 hours £5.00

Between 4 and 6 hours £6.00

More than 6 hours £8.00

Weekly car parking pass (£35)

If you park out of hours you can put the cost of your ticket towards a weekly pass by purchasing a weekly pass the next working day.

Pay for your parking as normal and keep your receipt and take the receipts to the General Office the next working day when they will put the amount you have paid towards the cost of the weekly pass.

Parking exemptions

The trust 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 who will be issued with an authorisation card
  • Patients attending for renal dialysis who will be issued with an authorisation card
  • In-patients who have attended clinic or A & E and are unexpectedly kept in hospital
  • Staff from nursing/care homes or next of kin who have been asked to attend the ward to help with the care of their client/patient/relative whilst on the ward. Please speak to the ward for an authorisation form

The next of kin – only one – for patients in critical care areas such as ICU/HDU, CCU, NICU, Paediatric High Dependency will receive an authorisation form.

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
  • Universal Credits

If you are eligible, please take in proof of your benefit, either in the form of a letter or via the electronic login on your mobile phone and the photo part of your blue badge (leaving the clock part in your vehicle).

The General Office will issue you with a pass for six months which you can show to the security desk (at either site) on leaving, when your ticket will then be validated. 

General Office opening hours and contact:

General Office Huddersfield Royal Infirmary  – 01484 342740

General Office Calderdale Royal Hospital – 01422 222470

The opening times for both sites are Monday  – Friday 08:30 – 16:45