Accessibility

Coming by car

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Coming by car

Drop off points

Taxis can drop off patients and visitors at any of the main entrances.  You can call to book a taxi free of charge from special telephones in Duchess outpatients, the emergency department and the Beacon Centre (Musgrove's cancer centre).

Disabled parking

We have 23 disabled parking spaces in the Duchess 2 car park. We also have a number if disabled drop-off areas: i) Next to the Jubilee Building main entrance; ii) Beacon Centre entrance; iii) Children's ward main entrance; iv) Front of emergency department (A&E); v) Close to the maternity unit.

Car park location and charges

The main patient and visitor car park is the Cedars multi-storey car park which is run by Q-Park. In addition there is a smaller surface car park outside the Duchess building. The precise location of these car parks are detailed on the hospital site map and are clearly signposted around the hospital site.

How to use the barrier car parks

Please note that all of the car parks on the hospital site are operated by barriers.

1. Drive up to the barrier

2. Press the button and take the ticket

3. After parking, please keep your ticket with you

4. Pay for your ticket on your return at the pay machines

5. Drive to the exit barrier and insert your ticket

Parking charges

The current parking charges (as of 3 April 2018) are as follows:

Please note: the car parking ticket payment machines do not accept £20 notes.

Up to 1 hour £1.60

Over 1 hour and up to 2 hours £4.10

Over 2 hours and up to 4 hours £6.60

Over 4 hours and up to 24 hours £10.70

Lost car park tickets are £10.70

Parking charges may be paid for with coins, notes or credit and debit cards (excluding American Express). 

Concessionary tariff

We recognise there are certain circumstances when patients, visitors and carers should be considered for reduced rates of parking. These include when people are visiting the hospital three or more times a week, for a prolonged period of time. Our ward managers and sisters are most aware of these people, and can offer concessionary parking rates accordingly.

Senior nurses in our outpatient department can offer concessionary parking rates to people who visit the department frequently. These people are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Car park operators

The hospital’s car parks are managed by Q Park on behalf of the hospital. Read more about the car park operator Q-Park. 

Wheelchairs

We have wheelchairs available at most of the main entrances for patients and visitors to use while they are at Musgrove. Please return them to their original location once you have finished with them. 

Buggy service

If you need help getting from the car park to one of the hospital entrances you can use the free buggy service which runs continually between the car parks and the main entrances between 8.30am and 4pm on weekdays and on demand at other times. You can call the buggy from the buggy stops in the car parks, which are marked on the hospital site map. 

Park and ride service

 There is a nearby park and ride car park in Silk Mills and Ruishton Gateway, Taunton. The bus route stops opposite Musgrove Park Hospital. For more information please click here