Bedford Hospital Parking
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Bedford Hospital first opened in 1803, and is a public hospital with 400 beds operating from two sites including a South Wing and North Wing. It employs around 8,000 staff making it the largest employer of NHS staff in Bedfordshire.
Bedford Hospital’s South Wing has an Accident and Emergency department, oncology services and outpatient services as well as other essential healthcare services with the main entrance off Kempston Road. The Accident and Emergency department is open 24-hours.
You will also find The Swannery restaurant where you can enjoy a hot meal, Le Bistro café for a good coffee and the Hospital shop with gifts, magazines and groceries in the South Wing. Conveniently, there is also a pharmacy, bereavement support and translation services for those who need them.
There is a Carers Lounge at Bedford Hospital where you can look for information and advice related to caring for family members and outpatient support, or just sit down for a coffee with someone who shares your concern.
The North Wing is located around two miles from the South Wing, and is where you will find Gilbert Hitchcock House. This part of the hospital provides physiotherapy services, cataract surgery and dementia services as well as breast cancer services. Bedford Hospital prides itself on its excellent quality of care, exceptional staff and wide range of services with modern facilities.
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Parking at Bedford Hospital
Bedford Hospital has 850 car park spaces split between several carparks and are ‘pay and display’. There are 30 disabled parking bays which are free of charge for blue badge holders. Weekly parking tickets can be obtained from the parking kiosk at the Kempston Road entrance for £15 per week.
Paid parking can be found close to the main entrances of the South Wing off Ampthill Road, Britannia Road and Kempston Road, or Kimbolton Road for the North Wing. Spaces can be limited particularly in the Accident and Emergency Car Park off Ampthill Road.
There are covered bicycle stores at the South Wing, and standard bicycle racks at the North Wing.
Parking at Bedford Hospital is charged at the following rates:
- 30 mins £1.20
- 1hr £3.00
- 2hrs £4.00
- 3hrs £4.50
- 5hrs £6.50
- 6hrs £7.50
- 7hrs £9.00
- 8hrs £10.00
- 24hrs £12.00
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By Car: Bedford Hospital’s South Wing is close to the town centre and can be accessed by following the A6 or A5141 Kempston Road. Gilbert Hitchcock House - the North Wing - can be found on B660 Kimbolton Road.
By Train: Bedford Hospital can be accessed via a short walk or taxi from Bedford Station, or the smaller Bedford St. Johns station. Services at Bedford St. John’s station are limited as it is an unmanned station.
By Bus: You can catch the number 1 bus from the Bedford Bus Station to the Hospital. Routes 2, 23, 53 and 68 also run to Bedford Hospital from around the local area. There is also a Park and Ride service operating from Elstow Park. This runs from 7:00am - 11:00pm Monday to Saturday and 10:00am to 5:15pm on Sundays; under 5 children travel for free, adults for £2.80 and children aged 5-15 for £1.90.
Disabled Parking at Bedford Hospital
If you hold a blue badge you can park at any of Bedford Hospital’s car parks except the Britannia car park free of charge.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to Bedford Hospital, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
There are no charging stations at Bedford Hospital, but some are located within a 5 to 10 minute drive at Bedford College and along Cauldwell Street.
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
24-hour parking is available at all carparks except the Cauldwell Medical Centre Car Park and Cygnet Wing Car Park.
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What is the address of Bedford Hospital?
You will find the South Wing site at:
You will find the North Wing - Gilbert Hitchcock House at:
What are the opening and visiting hours of Bedford Hospital?
The Bedford Hospital South Wing Emergency Department is open 24 hours.
The Swannery restaurant is open Monday to Friday 7:30am - 7:30pm, or 9:00am - 5:00pm on over the weekend.
The Le Bistro cafe is open daily from 8:45am - 4:00pm.
The Hospital shop is open 7:00am - 8:00pm Monday to Friday with reduced hours over the weekends.
Please contact the hospital on 02134 355 122 to check visiting hours for specific wards.
Does Bedford Hospital do blood tests?
Phlebotomy services are offered at Gilbert Hitchcock House - the North Wing - Monday to Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. Contact 02134 355122 for any enquiries.
What services does Bedford Hospital provide?
Services available at Bedford Hospital include, but are not limited to:
- Accident and emergency services
- Breast cancer surgery and services
- Cataract surgery
- Children’s & Adolescent Services
- Colorectal cancer services
- Dementia services
- Diabetic medicine
- Ear, Nose and Throat services
- General medicine
- General surgery
- Intensive care
- Maternity services
- Neonatal care
- Paediatric Surgery
- Respiratory medicine
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Latest Bedford Hospital parking reviews
Short walk to Bedford hospital, worked wellLucy
So simple to park and there is wide enough spaces to park any car even if you dry a 4by 4.Neil
Easy to find. Will use againAmy
Easy to find, 10 mins walk from town centre and pretty good situation for rush getting through rush hour quickly. I would say large cars will only just fit in spaces and would be difficult to get in/out of if more that 2 people were parked there, but I've been here all week and had no issues!Molly
Quite easy to find, quiet area and not far from the train station at all, will probably use again if I have to get to London on a weekday, save from looking around the full car park of the station . very convenient.Jinto
Very straight forward! Guaranteed parking space within walking distance to train station! Very pleased would recommend !Tracey