The Great North Children’s Hospital is on the same site as the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI).
We have a very limited number of patient and visitor spaces available at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) and if travelling by car please allow extra time for your journey as our car parks can be extremely busy and you may need to queue or be asked to circulate the site until spaces become available. Please avoid arriving at the car park 15 minutes before appointment and aim to arrive in your department 15 minutes before appointment.
One-way systems are in operation on the site. Please ensure you follow all signage and road markings.
There is a range of council operated and private car parks in close proximity to the hospital and all within a short walking distance and apps such as Just Park can also be used to pre-book spaces in participating car parks nearby.
Tariffs are in place across all of our hospital sites and signage is in place. Please help support our clean air measures and avoid waiting in car parks with your engine running.
|First 20 minutes||Free|
|1-5 hours||£1.20 per hour (or part hour)|
|6-24 hours (Monday to Friday)||£7.20|
|3 to 24 hours (Saturday and Sunday)||£3.60|
Parking charges From Friday 1 July
From Friday 1 July 2022 we are introducing new tariffs across our hospital sites. The new tariffs can be seen in the table below.
|Duration of Stay||Tariff||Concession for long-stay patients|
|Up to 30 minutes||Free||Free|
|Up to 1 hour||£2.00||£2.00|
|Up to 2 hours||£4.00||£4.00|
|Up to 3 hours||£6.00||£6.00|
|Up to 4 hours||£8.00||£8.00|
|Up to 5 hours||£12.00||£8.00|
|5 – 24 hours||£18.00||£8.00|
Long stay tariff
In the event that your stay as a patient exceeds 4 hours, please ask your ward or department to provide a long stay concession. This will make sure your parking tariff is capped at £8.00 for any stay beyond 4 hours.
Your ticket will be validated at one of our main receptions, this concession must be requested before returning to the pay station as it cannot be applied after leaving the hospital.
We also have a number of concessions available to support patients and visitors and full details can be found here.
We have a number of parking concessions available to support our patients and visitors and full details are available here. To access these concessions please speak to your ward or department.
Blue Badge holders may park in standard bays and designated disabled bays within car parks but may not park in drop-off bays, on double yellow or red lines or in any spaces with specific designation e.g. Ambulance Bay, Maternity Bay. Blue Badge Scheme rules apply and the badge should only be used when the holder is present either at point of arrival or departure.
Parking is available free of charge for blue badge holders only present and if the concession is activated at Main Receptions. There are no time limits applied to blue badge use when parked.
Blue Badge holders should leave the time clock on display in the vehicle and show the blue badge at Main Reception.
If the vehicle is in a barrier car park please scan the ticket to validate free parking concession
If the vehicle is in a non-barrier ANPR controlled car park then please input vehicle registration on the terminal.
Please note that we cannot guarantee access to a designated disabled bay.
Please park responsibly when parking at our hospitals.
- Do not speed – There is a 10mph speed limit on our sites and 5mph in car parks, this is in place to keep our patients, staff and visitors safe.
- Switch of your engines when idle.
- Please be aware of pedestrian crossings.
- Please do not park on double yellow lines, red lines, pavements or hatched areas.
- Only park in designated parking bays.
- Do not cause an obstruction to traffic or access to buildings.
- Please do not litter in our car parks.
- Do not park over space lines and park in a single space only.
- Please take the time to read our signage and avoid potential enforcement.
Please consider car sharing when visiting patients to help the Trust maintain capacity in the car parks for patients attending appointments and avoid leaving the vehicle in the car park if going into Newcastle once visiting has finished.
Our office hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm
Out of hours enquiries please contact 0191 3336161 and request security.