Facilities on site

We hope that the following information will answer your questions about the practical aspects of visiting one of our hospital sites, including important issues like parking and where visitors can eat and shop.

Car Parking

It is extremely important that patients and visitors are able to park safely when visiting our hospitals. Many of our car parks have been awarded the Park Mark award for our efforts to promote the safety and security of people and vehicles.

A range of priority parking is available across all our hospital sites, including spaces for disabled blue badge holders, dedicated spaces for emergency visitors to intensive care, and dedicated ‘parent parking’ for the new Leeds Children’s Hospital facility.

We try to be as fair as possible to everyone and have a number of groups who are exempt from paying parking charges. These include people receiving cancer treatment, people with a family member who is critically ill, as well as parents of children who are staying overnight in hospital. In addition, drivers with disabled parking badges are exempt from paying charges, as are volunteers for the Trust.

Specific information about parking at our hospitals sites can be found on each of our hospitals web pages:

Cycle storage

Some visitors choose to come to our hospitals by bicycle and we now have cycle racks at all our hospital sites. In the interests of security please make sure your cycle is locked when you leave it. 

The location of the cycle racks can be found on each of our hospital web pages under 'how to find us', and then 'parking', or alternatively please use the direct links above (in car parking).


Finding your way around the hospital can be difficult, but to make it easier for patients and visitor we have a number of reception desks which are there to help provide a warm welcome and give you information and directions.

Refreshments and shops

We have a number of on-site facilities for visitors and patients to use around our hospital sites, from specialist food provision to relaxing dining rooms, useful shops and hairdressing/beauty treatment facilities.  Details of these can be found on our hospital pages.