Parking

The car park for BMEC is situated in front of the main entrance. There are several other car parks for patients and visitors at City Hospital and near the main entrance of other hospitals Vehicles are parked at owners’ risk. Spaces for disabled badge holders are at various points around our sites.

The car parks operate a pay on foot facility except for two pay and display car parks at City Hospital. One is directly in front of the Main Entrance for blue badge holders only, and the other is by Hearing Services.

Charges:

City and Sandwell hospital car park charges:

Up to 20 minutes: free (pay on foot car parks only)

Up to 1 hour: £2.10

Up to 2 hours: £3.10

Up to 3 hours: £3.60

Up to 5 hours: £4.10
Up to 24 hours: £5.00

Rowley Regis Hospital charges:

Up to 20 minutes: free

Up to Six hours: £1.10

Up to 24 hours: £5.00

There is no charge for motorcyclists who are permitted to park in any designated visitor car park.

Payment can be made by cash and credit / debit cards at all pay on foot and pay and display machines.

Discounted parking charge options:

For regular visitors and patients there are the following discounted parking charge options:

Season tickets:


Three days unlimited parking : £7.00

One week unlimited parking : £15.00

Three months unlimited parking: £35.00

A £5 refundable deposit is required.

One-time tickets:


One-time tickets are valid for one visit of any length in the barriered (pay on foot) visitor car parks.

To purchase six for £10 go to:

City Hospital – Birmingham Treatment Centre reception (Monday – Friday, 8.00 – 18.00) or the Cash Office on the Main Corridor (Monday – Friday, 8.30 – 13.00 and 13.30 to 16.30)

Sandwell Hospital – Main reception desk (Monday – Friday, 8.00 – 19.00).
Instead of going to the pay station at the end of your visit, proceed directly to the exit barrier and insert your one-shot ticket into the ticket slot at the exit barrier.

Scratch cards:

Scratch cards are valid for one visit of any length in the pay and display car parks at City Hospital at £10 for a pack of six.

They are available from:

City Hospital – Birmingham Treatment Centre reception (Monday – Friday, 8.00 – 18.00) or the Cash Office on the Main Corridor (Monday – Friday, 8.30 – 13.00 and 13.30 – 16.30)

Sandwell Hospital – Main reception desk (Monday – Friday, 8.00 – 19.00)

Blue Badge Holders:


The tariff applies to Blue Badge Scheme users. Parking for blue badge holders is located as close to main hospital buildings as possible.

Patients on benefits:


Anyone on a low income who is entitled benefits or receives income support can claim for reimbursement of bus fare and receive a token to allow free exit from hospital car parks. Bring proof of your benefits to one of the following places:

• Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre general office

• Birmingham Treatment Centre reception

• City Hospital Cash Office (ground floor, main corridor, near the Medical Assessment Unit)

• Sandwell General Hospital main reception

• Rowley Regis Hospital main reception

Parking Charge Notices:


Parking Charge Notices (PCNs) may be issued if a vehicle causes an obstruction or if a permit or pay and display ticket isn’t displayed.

Please note:

• Only vehicles displaying a valid blue disabled badge can be parked in a disabled bay.

• Vehicles must be parked in designated parking bays. Vehicles must not be parked on double red/double yellow lines or yellow hatched areas.

• Vehicles must not cause an obstruction, e.g. blocking building entrances, fire access/exit routes, cycle-ways, car park entrances, coned off areas and pavements/footpaths

If a vehicle breaches the Trust parking regulations a notice may be placed on it advising that an additional parking charge will be payable. The date, time, location, violation, vehicle make, model and registration will be recorded, and a photograph will be taken showing the position of the vehicle. The PCN will be attached to the windscreen. Payment of PCNs should be made to a third party contractor by telephone or online. The appeals process and method of payment is detailed on the reverse of the PCN. The PCN is set at £50. If payment is received within 14 days from the date of issue, this will be reduced to £25. After 14 days, the full £50 charge is payable unless an appeal has been lodged within the 14-day period.

Security:

Security officers are on duty at City and Sandwell Hospitals 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Intercoms are linked directly to Security from entry/exit barriers and the pay on foot machines. All car parks at City and Sandwell Hospitals are illuminated at night, monitored by CCTV and patrolled regularly by security officers.