Car parking

Please note that parking is limited at all of our hospital sites and if possible we would ask that you use public transport or arrange for someone to drop you off and pick you up.

Please click one of the links below for more information about car parking at our hospitals:


Car parking charges

Blue badge holders


Reduced rate permits

Refunds for travel costs


Car parking charges

From 1 August 2015, the charges for our car parks at Pinderfields, Pontefract and Dewsbury and District Hospitals are:




Less than 20 minutes


Up to 1 hour


1-2 hours


2-4 hours


4-24 hours













In the main car parks at our Pinderfields and Pontefract Hospitals, you collect a car parking ticket on arrival and use this to pay when you leave the hospital. This means that you only pay for the time you need.

Parking at Dewsbury and District Hospital is currently by pay and display, however we are planning to put in a pay on exit car parking system which will improve the service for our patients and visitors.

We cannot guarantee parking spaces at all times. If a friend or relative is bringing you to hospital by car, you may find it easier to be dropped off and picked up outside the main entrance. Please allow enough time for your journey and to find a parking space before your appointment.


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What if I have a Blue Badge?

Drivers who have a disability and are Local Authority Blue Badge Holders are asked to park in the marked disabled bays at all our hospitals. There are spaces next to or near main hospital entrances.

From September 2015 we are introducing charges for Blue Badge parking. These pay and display charges are capped at the 1 - 2 hour rate (£2.80).

Less than 20 minutes      FREE
Up to 1 hour                     £2.00
Over 1 hour                      £2.80            


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What type of concessions do you offer?

We know that there are many patients, relatives and visitors who use our services regularly and we have a range of parking concessions for these groups of people. These reduced rates are to help patients and visitors that need to come to hospital regularly for a length of time.

You'll find details of these car parking concessions in the documents below:

Car Parking Concessionary poster Pinderfields.pdf 146KB

Car Parking Concessionary poster DDH and PGI.pdf 146KB

Please speak to your ward sister or matron or call into General Office for more information.


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Can I claim a refund for travel costs?


You may be able to claim a refund for travel costs to the hospital for treatment or an appointment (for you or your child) if:

  • You, or someone you depend on, receive certain benefits.
  • You are on a low income.

To claim a refund through the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme, you need to take proof of your benefits, or your low income form, and all receipts for your travelto the hospital General Office at the time of your appointment.

Refunds are not given for people who are visiting.

For help, please contact the Benefits Agency on freephone: 0800 666555 or call the NHS Patient Services helpline: 0845 850 1166 for a HC1 form to claim for NHS low income support.  General Office staff can also provide help and advice.


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