Car parking

Car parking at the hospital

As a busy 24/7 hospital, car parking is always in great demand, so please make sure you leave plenty of time to find a space if you’re arriving by car.

When you get here signs will direct you to the main visitors’ car park, found at the rear of the Hospital. There is also a smaller car park on Fountain Street, while visitors to A&E can also use the multi-storey car park. To improve security, most car parks have automatic barriers.

You will need to take a ticket on entry, keep it with you and pay for your parking using one of the five pay stations when you return to your car.

Current parking charges:

  • 1 hour – £2.00
  • 1–2 hours – £3.00
  • 2–4 hours – £4.30
  • Over 4 hours – £6.00

Alternative parking is now available on Darnton Road, opposite Stamford Park. A new car park developed and managed by the local authority can accommodate up to 157 vehicles and is just a short walk from the hospital site. For parking fees, please check Tameside MBC's website at The car park can be found at this postcode: OL6 6RL. 

For further information about car parking, including how to purchase reduced charge parking permits, contact the Car Parking Office on 0161 922 6899.

Car parking office

The office is open daily between 8am and 7.30pm. Daily opening hours are 8.00am till 7.30pm. Outside of office hours, disabled drivers parked within barriered visitor car parks should press the assistance button at the exit barrier when leaving.

Any driver experiencing problems, or requiring guidance or assistance should contact the Car Parking Office (tel: 0161 922 6899).

Disable parking

Blue Badge holders are not exempt from parking charges at Tameside Hospital.

Reduced parking fees

Visitors of long stay patients or Patients attending the hospital for outpatient treatment, for a period exceeding 4 weeks can apply for a reduced charge parking permit/tickets. Please contact the ward sister or parking office for further information and forms.

Additional Car Parking

We have recently been looking at creating additional car parking on the hospital site. Our Trust, in agreement with Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (TMBC), has developed additional parking on site to meet future demands for our patients, visitors and staff.

The development of the additional parking will also provide:

  • LED Lighting
  • Tarmacked surfaces
  • Clearly marked out parking bays
  • Additional Disabled parking baysThe new parking areas are as follows:
  • Darnton Road Car Park – Hospital Entrance 1 (Adjacent to Pennine Care’s Buckton Building and the Hospitals White House)
  • Mellor Road Car Park – Hospital Goods Entrance 3 (Adjacent to the Renal Unit and
  • Boiler House)Patients, staff and visitors who choose to park their vehicles in the marked out parking bays will need to purchase a ticket from the pay and display machine and ensure a valid ticket is displayed clearly in the windscreen.  Failure to do so may incur a fixed penalty charge notice. Please share this important information with your local communities.


Parking Tariff

0 < 1 hour £2.00
1 < 2 hours £3.00
2 < 4 hours £4.30
Over 4 hours £6.00

Car parking office

Open 8.00am till 7.30pm
tel: 0161 922 6899

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