Getting here

Getting here

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.

Hospital addresses

Car parking charges

The charges for our car parks at Pinderfields, Pontefract and Dewsbury and District Hospital sites 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.

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  

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 [pdf] 146KB

Car-Parking-Concessionary-poster-DDH-and-PGI.pdf [pdf] 146KB

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

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.

Patient and visitor shuttle bus

We offer a free bus service carrying visitors between Dewsbury, Pontefract and Pinderfields hospitals.

Service 113 takes patients and visitors between the three hospitals, seven days a week.

The hourly express service, set up following months of work between the Trust, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Tetleys Motor Services, is a result of feedback from the  Meeting the Challenge public consultation.

During the consultation, people said that they needed a convenient, reliable way of travelling between the three sites.

The timetable operates hourly between 8am and 8pm Monday to Fridays and 1pm to 8pm Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.  All buses on this free service are fully accessible.

To check travel times visit the Metro website.

Public transport

We encourage our staff, patients and visitors to use public transport where possible - this helps ease congestion and saves car parking spaces for those who must use a car.

Travelling by bus

For details of the bus routes that service our hospitals you can contact:

MetroLine on 0113 245 7676. Metroline is open from 7am to 10pm daily (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day).

Or use Metro’s online Journey Planner  at

Pinderfields Hospital shuttle - there is a shuttle bus service (no 111) between Wakefield Bus Station and the Pinderfields Hospital main entrance with stops along the way. 

View the timetable

Travelling by train

If travelling by train, the stations which would be needed to get to one of our hospitals are:

  • Pontefract - Baghill, Tanshelf and Monkhill stations
  • Dewsbury station
  • Wakefield - Westgate and Kirkgate stations 

For train times please visit the Metro website 

For help with getting to our hospitals from the train station please use the MetroLine information above.

By taxi

There are freephone direct lines to local taxi companies and these can be booked from any of our hospitals by using the freephones which are situated in the main entrances in all of our hospitals. 

Travel refunds 

Patients on low income, or who are the dependants of those in receipt of such benefits, may be able to claim a refund for treatment but not for visiting. For further advice please contact the Benefits Agency on freephone 0800 666555.

Travelling by car

Pinderfields Hospital

Pinderfields Hospital is situated about 1 mile from Wakefield city centre on the Aberford Road (A642). The postcode is WF1 4DG.

Car parking

If you are planning to park at Pinderfields, please enter the site using the Bar Lane entrance.  Visitor and patient car parks can be found by following the road round past the staff car parks.

Once there, you can follow the pedestrian walkways which are marked on the map, to walk to the relevant department. There are limited parking spaces if you enter the site using the Aberford Road entrance.

For drop off

If you are dropping someone off outside Pinderfields Hospital, please enter the site using the Aberford Road entrance.  There is limited car parking around this entrance and the main visitor car parks can be located by using the Bar Lane entrance.

Pontefract Hospital

Pontefract Hospital is situated on Friarwood Lane almost in the centre of the town. The postcode is WF8 1PL.

Travelling by patient transport

You are expected to make your own way to the hospital wherever possible. Only if your medical condition stops you making your own travel arrangements, please contact your GP, who will arrange for transport to your first Outpatient appointment.

Travelling by bike

There are public bike parks at all of our hospital sites which are near to the main entrances.