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Car Parking & Charges

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • There is no longer the requirement to register blue badges
  • All blue badge car parking is FREE
  • There is no time restriction for blue badge holders unless signage indicates otherwise
  • Blue Badge holders need to comply with signage in each area (including 20 min time restricted bays)

A blue badge holder will be able to park and display their valid blue badge in the windscreen of their vehicle in any of our blue badge car parks which are not barrier controlled - these areas will be patrolled by an attendant and include P1a, P3 and bays in front of Zone D (P4)

Blue badge holders are also welcome to use a barrier controlled car park, and will simply need to scan their badge at a pay station to generate a free exit. Visitors can leave their time clock section in the windscreen, and take their blue badge with them to make scanning more convenient when leaving. Barrier controlled car parks include P1, P2 & P4.

Like all hospitals, demand for parking is very high and we can't guarantee you'll always find a space. Please leave extra time for your journey and consider using Park & Ride bus services and other public transport and sustainable alternatives.

The number of spaces we are allowed on site is determined by B&NES Council as the local planning authority. It is limited by the pressure on local roads and the possible adverse effect on air quality.

The Trust has to provide parking for patients, visitors and staff and receives no central funding for this. If we did not make a charge, the maintenance costs for repairs, lighting and security would have to be paid but would come from money better spent on patient care.

With charging it is also possible to manage the high demand for parking spaces at the hospital, give concessions for patients and carers who are frequent or long term visitors, and deter commuters and shoppers from using the car parks.

The fees we charge cover the costs associated with providing onsite parking. These include maintenance, staffing and security, and development and upkeep of the car parks and equipment. Extra income raised through car parking is invested straight back into the hospital and spent on direct patient care and services.

Appeals are made directly to our car parking partner Saba UK.  Further information is available on the Saba UK web site.

Parking Shop - Main Entrance, Atrium RUH Bath
Opening hours: 9.00am - 5:00pm, Monday to Friday
Telephone: 01225 826274

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