17th September 2021

Free parking at Musgrove Park Hospital

Following a Government commitment, car parking at Musgrove Park Hospital will be free of charge for the following groups of people from the 1st July:

  • Disabled people – holders of a valid Blue Badge attending hospital as a patient or visitor.
  • Frequent outpatient attenders – all outpatients who attend Musgrove Park Hospital for an appointment at least nine times within 90 days.
  • Parents of sick children staying overnight – parents or guardians of a child or young person, under 18 years, who is admitted as an inpatient to hospital overnight. They will receive free parking between the hours of 7:30pm and 8am while visiting the child. This applies to a maximum of two vehicles per patient.

These minor changes will ensure that the area outside their emergency department is safer for patients, visitors and colleagues, and that those who need immediate medical care can receive it as quickly as possible.

Musgrove Park are also reviewing their hospital site to identify further areas where they can create additional drop-off zones in the near future.

If you have any queries, please contact the Q-Park office on 01823 344758.

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust have said: “To ensure we keep the area outside our emergency department (A&E) clear for ambulances, we have made a number of small changes to the locations where patients can be dropped off at Musgrove Park Hospital. To keep the emergency entrance clear, patients can no longer be dropped off directly outside the emergency department.”

To find out more information on this, and a step-by-step guide on what to do when you get to their car parks, go to somersetft.nhs.uk/your-visit or find them on Facebook (@SomersetFT).