Car Parking

Car parks are situated near the main entrance of each hospital. 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.

Visitor Charges

The visitor charges are:

Standard tariff for all SWBH sites (except Rowley Regis)
Up to 15 minutes                    FREE
Up to 1 hour                            £2.80
Up to 2 hours                          £3.80
Up to 3 hours                          £4.30
Up to 5 hours                          £4.80
Up to 24 hours                        £5.30

Rowley Regis Hospital
Up to 15 minutes                    FREE
Up to 6 hours                           £2.80
Up to 24 hours                        £5.30

Concessions
One Shot Tickets                    4 for £10

Season tickets
3 days                                        £9 (+ £5 refundable deposit)
7 days                                        £18 (+ £5 refundable deposit)
3 months                                  £42 (+ £5 refundable deposit)

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

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 4 for £10, go to:
City Hospital – Birmingham Treatment Centre reception (Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm) or the Cash Office on the Main Corridor (Monday – Friday, 8.30am-1pm and 1.30pm to 4.30 pm)
Sandwell Hospital – Main reception desk (Monday – Friday, 8am – 7pm).
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 four. They are available from:
City Hospital – Birmingham Treatment Centre reception (Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm) or the Cash Office on the Main Corridor (Monday – Friday, 8.30am-1pm and 1.30pm to 4.30 pm)
Sandwell Hospital – Main reception desk (Monday – Friday, 8am – 7pm).

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 Treatment Centre reception
• Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre general office
• City Hospital Cash Office (ground floor, main corridor, near the Medical Assessment Unit)
• Sandwell General Hospital main reception
• Rowley Regis Hospital main reception

Appointment delays
If your appointment is delayed, through no fault of your own, you can receive a discount in parking charges. You can request a form from the outpatients department, which should be filled in by yourself and handed into the main reception. You will be charged for one hours’ worth of parking.

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. If you are not satisfied with the outcome, you can make a further appeal to the Independent Appeals Service (ISA) http://www.theIAS.org. The Independent Appeals Service provides an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) scheme for disputes. Open Parking may engage with the IAS ADR service at their discretion should further dispute arise over this charge in the future. 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.