Getting to hospital
Where is the best place to park?
Parking is available across all our hospital sites, including spaces for disabled blue badge holders, dedicated spaces for emergency visitors to intensive care, and ‘parent parking’ for the Leeds Children’s Hospital.
A pay and display car park for patients and visitors is located on Clarendon Way, next to the Accident and Emergency Department. It is clearly signposted from the city centre.
St. James’s Hospital
The main car park for patients and visitors at St James's is the multi-storey, next to the landmark Leeds Cancer Centre building. It is clearly signposted as you enter the hospital site from Beckett Street. It is open from 6am to midnight. Payment is on exit.
There is a pay and display car park at the entrance to the hospital, as well as an overflow car park at the back of the hospital.
Chapel Allerton Hospital
There is a pay and display car park at the entrance to the hospital.
The pay and display car park at Wharfedale Hospital is at the end of the hospital drive.
Car parking prices
|Hospital||Up to 1hr||Up to 2hrs||Up to 3hrs||Up to 4hrs||Up to 5hrs||Up to 6hrs||Up to 7hrs||Up to 24hrs|
|Leeds General Infirmary||-||£2.80||-||£5.60||-||£11.00||-||£16.40|
Disabled parking - Free parking is available at all our hospitals for blue permit holders in designated marked spaces. If designated spaces are full, you can park in any of the visitor car parks.
In order to provide free access for ambulances, emergency vehicles and hospital delivery vehicles, we would ask that you do not park on double yellow lines, in ambulance bays or loading/delivery bays.
What bus should I get?
All our hospitals are on main bus routes. The West Yorkshire Metro website can be used to plan your journey to and from the hospital
Where is my ward/service located?
Many of our hospitals are very large, especially St James’s and Leeds General Infirmary, so navigating around them can be quite difficult if you are unfamiliar with our sites.
The key information you will need to know is:
- Which Hospital the service is in?
- Which Wing is the service in?
- What Floor is the service on (if any)?
- Which Ward number/Reception point is the service delivered from?
You will see that all our hospitals have a different symbol associated with them:
All the wings within our two main sites, St James's University Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary, have different colours associated with them:
What if I get lost?
- There are general information reception desks sign posted from most major entrances.
- Our staff and hospital volunteers would be delighted to help you. Please do not be scared to ask for directions if you are unsure.
What information will I need to tell hospital staff on arrival?
- Full name
- Address and postcode
- Date of birth
- Telephone number (daytime, home and mobile)
- GP details
You can also help us by providing extra details, such as:
- Ethnic origin
- Next of kin
- Carer details, if applicable
Any information you give us is confidential and will be handled with care and respect, in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.
For further details on how Leeds Teaching Hospitals collects and safeguards your personal data please refer to our Fair Processing Notice.