Car parking at the Mater Hospital
If arriving by car, please use the main visitors’ car park marked on this Mater Hospital site map.
There is a small charge for parking, which you will need to pay at the kiosk or pay machines BEFORE you return to your car.
Parking for blue badge holders
There are nine parking spaces for blue badge holders in front of the main hospital building and another two at the main hospital entrance.
There are five more parking spaces for blue badge holders between the Fairview buildings. Fairview is on the opposite side of the Crumlin Road to the main Mater Hospital.
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