Free parking for staff working on the Royal Hospitals site

4th December 2020
Staff Parking Update

In response to the Health Minister’s announcement of free parking for Trust staff, inclusive of agency/locum personnel and students, all requests for parking have been met on the City and Mater Hospital sites. While it has been possible to allocate many car parking spaces to staff based on the Royal Hospital’s site, unfortunately there are still a large number of staff who are still waiting for free parking due to a lack of capacity. The Trust has therefore been able to arrange off-site parking for those staff who cannot be provided with a parking pass for the on-site car parks.

The off-site car parks, of which there are three, will be supported by a 30 minute double decker shuttle bus service operating between 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday.

The service starts on Monday 7th December 2020

With immediate effect, the arrangement to suspend restrictions on parking in 30 minute waiting areas, other than at the entrance to buildings which are designated drop off zones, will be extended to cover all day Saturday and Sunday.

Any staff member who has not already received car parking access and believes this off-site parking solution, and the extended use of waiting areas at night and weekends does not support their shift pattern, should email the details of their concerns to yourpcsslogistics@belfasttrust.hscni.net.

The offsite parks are located at the following locations:

Blacks Road Park & Ride

A direct bus service will operate from the Translink Blacks Road Park & Ride to the Royal Hospitals site.

Pick up and drop off will be from the Translink bus stops at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children and Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital as per the attached schedule. (Click here)

Belfast Met Springvale Campus – 398 Springfield Road, Belfast, BT12 7DU

Parking is available in the first car park to the left on the campus. There are 65 spaces. The bus will pick up staff from the Translink bus stop on the Springfield Road across from the entrance to the campus and will drop off at the entrance to the campus as per the attached schedule. (click here)

The pickup on the Royal Hospitals site will be on the opposite side of the road from the Translink bus stops at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children and Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital.

Springvale Business Park – Invest NI, Millennium Way, Springfield Rd, Belfast

Enter the business park from the roundabout on the Springfield Rd. Proceed straight at the next roundabout and through the blue gates. There are 120 parking spaces. The bus will pick up and drop off at the entrance as per the attached schedule. (click here)

The pickup on the Royal Hospitals site will be on the opposite side of the road from the Translink bus stops at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children and Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital.

Park Centre

The Trust has also secured a small number of car parking permits for the Park Centre carpark and these have been allocated. Staff should be mindful that this car park is monitored by the car park operator and any staff who park there without a permit, may be subject to a fine.