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Car parking at Belfast City Hospital

There are a number of car parks marked on this City Hospital site map, including one at the new Acute Mental Health Inpatient Centre.

There is a small charge for parking, which you will need to pay at the pay machines BEFORE you return to your car.


The upper tier of the car park across from the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre within the Belfast City Hospital site will be closed from March 18 for ten weeks for maintenance work.

Drivers are advised that spaces will be limited, but disabled spaces across the site are not affected.

Parking for blue badge holders

There are 55 parking spaces for blue badge holders on the ground level of the two-storey car park in front of the Tower Block and Cancer Centre. We will make every effort to find alternative parking if these spaces are fully occupied.

There are five parking spaces for blue badge holders in the car park at the Acute Mental Health Inpatient Centre, four in the Renal Unit car park and another four at the rear of the Tower Block. There are also six parking spaces for blue badge holders at the side of the Tower Block beside the loading bay.

There are no specific parking spaces for blue badge holders in the multi-storey car park near the Donegall Road entrance to the hospital. However, the car park has lifts so it is accessible to wheelchair users.

Parking spaces for blue badge holders
Car park beside the Tower Block and Cancer Centre 55
Beside loading bay 6
Acute Mental Health Inpatient Centre 5
Renal Unit car park 4
Rear of the Tower Block 4
Abuse of parking spaces for blue badge holders

Any vehicle parked in a space for a blue badge holder must have a valid blue badge displayed. Your vehicle may be clamped if you fail to do so.

Free car parking

Patients with specific acute conditions who are required to attend the hospital on a regular basis will be entitled to free parking on site during their period of treatment.

If you believe you are eligible, you should speak to the ward sister / nurse in charge.

Free car parking will be provided to anyone who meets the following eligibility criteria:

Patient Next of kin / partner Relative Visitor
Radiotherapy / chemotherapy Yes Yes if transporting patient Yes if transporting patient No
Renal dialysis Yes Yes if transporting patient Yes if transporting patient No
Critical care / high dependency N/A Yes Discretionary Discretionary

Trust staff will use discretion to apply the eligibility criteria in other situations where the duration and/or frequency of visits leads to significant charges, for example:

  • a patient who may have a number of outpatient appointments over an extended period
  • a patient who may benefit from lengthy or frequent visits from relatives or friends to help adjust to a new environment
  • a patient outside the prescribed treatment categories who has to make lengthy and/or frequent visits for treatment
  • relatives who are spending a lot of time with a very sick or dying relative
  • parents or guardians who are staying with their sick child or baby
  • husbands or partners who are with their wife or partner while she is in labour

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