Thursday 30 November 2023
Salisbury Foundation Trust

Car parking changes at Salisbury District Hospital

Car parking at the hospital is very busy, and at peak times, typically 10am – 4pm, demand for space is greater than capacity, resulting in delays in finding a car parking space.

We encourage all staff and visitors to use public transport and other sustainable means of travel to the hospital, like lift sharing, whenever appropriate and possible.

As of Monday 6th February our patient and visitor car parks will be controlled by Automatic Number Plate Recognition ANPR cameras, which capture vehicle registrations as you drive onto the hospital site.

When you return to your vehicle, at the end of your hospital visit, please enter your vehicle registration number into the car park pay terminal, located inside the car park and pay for the time used. Payment can be made with cash, bank card, including contactless, or via mobile phone app. Please note the payment machines do not give change.

Grace period

There is a 30-minute grace period for vehicles; this allows time to pick up and drop off items or people and the vehicle owner will not be charged. If they are getting close to the 30-minute mark, they are asked to please enter their vehicle registration number at a payment machine to be sure that they are within the time limit. Drivers can take advantage of several grace periods in a day as long as they are no longer than 30 minutes, i.e. they can drop off in the morning and pick up in the afternoon.


Car parking charges apply 24 hours a day.

Up to 2 hours £2.70

Up to 4 hours £4.50

Up to 6 hours £6.50

Up to 24 hours £8.00

APCOA APP - Want to skip the queues?

Cashless parking is available. 

  1. Download the APCOA connect app on your mobile device
  2. Enter the location code - 2759
  3. Select your vehicle, the app will display your entry time and auto calculate your tariff
  4. Pay and then exit the car park

Pay online

You can pay online here

Free parking

The following groups of patients and visitors are entitled to free parking:

Blue Badge holders

Parents of children staying in hospital overnight

Regular outpatient attenders

Parking will be provided free to all outpatients who attend hospital for an appointment at least three times within a month and for an overall period of at least three months. A ‘month’ is defined as a period of 30 days.

Short-Term Parking Permits / Season Tickets

If you are going to be attending hospital regularly for a short period of time, you can save money by purchasing an unlimited parking permit, with the following charges:

Season tickets are available for patients and visitors who satisfy certain criteria and they will be charged at £12.00 per week. Patients and visitors should apply by filling out a request form available from the administrator of the ward or department that they are visiting.

Season ticket application forms have been distributed to wards and clinics.

Once an application has been made, the patient or visitor can take their form to either the Cashier's Office, Finance, SDH Central, or the Transport Desk, Main Reception, SDH North, and pay for the elected number of weeks. The season ticket will be then be issued.


As a patient you qualify if you are:

As a visitor you qualify if you:

Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicle parking is not included in the charging fee and should be paid for at the parking payment machines or on the app.

For more information on EV charging, please refer to the EV charging signage. Please see the FAQs here

03 February 2023

Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.

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