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Special Hospital Parking for Volunteer Ambulance Services 18/3/2024

Worthing Hospital       Lyndhurst Road, Worthing, BN11 2DH  Tel: 01903 205111 (main switchboard)

There remains FREE parking designated for volunteer drivers in the public car park. Take a ticket at the car park entrance and park straight ahead, immediately past the pay-machine on the right hand side, you will see a yellow lined “box” which can take up to four cars [there are notices on the wall to your right]. On arrival see an attendant in parking Office which is now located in the main building entered immediately to right side of the pay machines and when inside first door to left. Tell attendant you are a volunteer ambulance driver. He will make a note of your registration number. You can remain parked for the duration of the client’s appointment as long as a recognised volunteer SGN  badge is displayed in the vehicle. (If this space is full and you need to park in normal parking bays, you will need to pay in the normal way and pass on the cost to the client).

When ready to leave, drivers tell the attendant and give registration number so they can delete it from the list.

When you get to the barrier, press the button for help, say you are a SGN driver and give your

  • Free volunteer parking is not available Saturday mornings up to 12:30 pm.
  • Disabled Parking (Blue Badge) is available free in the car park opposite the Main Hospital entrance.
  • Car parking at the North Wing entrance is now limited to parking in a bay for a maximum of 10 minutes ONLY but the driver MUST be displaying the recognised volunteer badge in their vehicle and ideally must remain with the vehicle wherever possible. This, again, is FREE.
  • There are no parking or drop off facilities at the rear of the kitchen; this is a goods delivery area only. Volunteers parking in this area will be issued with an Excess Charge Notice.
  • There are 4 or 5 parking spaces outside the Medical Day Unit (MDU) for chemo and kidney patients (who will be there for a few hours). Find a space, then go to MDU reception, give them £10 and you will get a parking voucher, which must be displayed in the car. You will get a full refund when handing back the voucher before leaving. If there are no spaces, park in the main car park or in the street if possible.
  • The Mammogram machine at this hospital is located in the new building approached from Homefield Road where there is some limited parking.

 Southlands Hospital     Upper Shoreham Rd, Shoreham, BN43 6TQ   Tel: 01903 205111 (main switchboard)

Southlands Hospital now houses the Eye Hospital and the Day Surgery/Out Patients Department. There are no ‘voluntary’ car parking spaces available, but there are parking spaces with payment machines located within the two main entrances. Following a meeting with Richard Williamson (Senior Parking Attendant) we are informed SGN may park in any normal bay without charge provided we display our green ‘Volunteer Ambulance’ sign in the windscreen. We can also park in the disabled bays with a blue badge and again the ‘Volunteer Ambulance’ sign without charge.

Parking on double yellow lines is prohibited for ALL users. There are porters, volunteers and wheelchairs available in the Main Entrances at all times.

Horsham Hospital        Hurst Road, Horsham, RH12 2DR  Tel: 01403 227000

  • Horsham Hospital run a yellow “Volunteer” permit scheme, and Steyning Good Neighbours has been added to this scheme. There are several designated bays for Volunteer Ambulance drivers. If these are full, drivers may park in the staff “Blue” zone car park.
  • The driver needs to go to Main Reception, present their SGN badge and ask for a parking permit. He/she will be asked to sign for the permit before taking it away and displaying it in the car window. Before leaving the hospital, the driver must return the permit to Main Reception. Following this procedure, there is no charge for parking.”

Haywards Heath Hospital (Princess Royal)   Lewes Rd, Haywards Heath, RH16 4EX Tel: 01444 441881

Park in any of the car parks. There is no free parking. From August/Sept 2018 the system will change to Pay and Display.

MRI Centre: There is a signpost for the MRI Centre on the left almost immediately after entering the hospital site.


Brighton – Royal Sussex County, Brighton –   Eastern Road, BN2 5BE  Ideally passengers have an escort as parking is very difficult; most drivers go to Lidl or the Marina and give their mobile number to the client.

Renal Unit, Royal Sussex County Hospital

  • Drive up Bristol Gate on the east side of the hospital. Near the top of the hill there are two entrances on the left next to each other; take the second one and keep going until you see a multistory car park on the right. Enter, take a ticket, go up the slope, turn right, and immediately right again. Keep going up until you reach level 6A. Near the end on the right hand side of level 6A are bays for volunteer car ambulances. If these are full, find any space. On the other side of the volunteer bays are more parking bays and a pay station. Go to the pay station, and to the right of it are double doors leading to the lifts. Go up to level 8, which is where you will find the Renal Unit. – Do not pay for parking. If there is a car park attendant at the exit, he will notice your SGN car ambulance card and let you through. If there is no attendant, press the button and ask the attendant to be let out.

Outpatients Dept (no. 10)

  • is on the south side of Eastern Road/Abbey Road on the opposite side of the road to the main hospital. There are three Disabled Bays outside the main reception, apart from these there is no special parking provision for any volunteer ambulance.

Cancer Centre (no. 3)

  • If you are taking a cancer patient, drive past the main hospital and turn up the hill into Bristol Gate. Outside there are two drop-off car ambulance bays. On the opposite side of the road is a dedicated car part for cancer patients. If you find an empty bay, park and go to Reception and ask for a parking permit. They will ask who you have brought and your car registration number. If the car park is full, you can go to the top multi-story car park (see Renal Unit above) or else go to Lidl and buy something or the Marina where parking is free.

 Sussex Eye Hospital (no. 9).   Opposite Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton   Tel: 01273 696955

  • There are some disabled spaces for use with a blue badge in Sudeley Terrace in front of the Sussex Eye Hospital.

Lewes Victoria Hospital.    Nevill Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1PE.    Tel 01273  474153

  • Going up into Lewes, turn left at the Prison. The hospital is on the left [with poor signage] after 300 metres. Drive up the incline, past the front doors, and around a very sharp narrow bend to the left. There is parking for about 30 cars, with access to the hospital from the rear car park, down some steps.

Montefiore Hospital, Hove           Montefiore Road, Hove, BN3 1RD Tel: 01273 828120

  • Private Hospital. No on-site parking for patients but plenty of on street parking (parking meters on both sides outside the hospital. If you need to drop off patients there are facilities outside the main entrance.

St Richards Hospital, Chichester    Spitalfield Lane, PO19 6SE Tel: 01243 788 122

  • There is a large regular Car Park approached via lifting barriers when a ticket is received.  There are no ‘free spaces’ in this area and where payment is required on foot when leaving. There are 3 pay machines (coins and cards)  by Women and Childrens, Outpatients and Main Reception. There is no charge for first 15 minutes.
  • There are bays outside of Out Patients that are split between disabled and voluntary car services (signage clearly states this). These are free but use our own Car Ambulance card
  • Voluntary car drivers can also use the Pay and Display carparks in the Chichester Treatment Centre and Donald Wilson House free of charge, but Car Ambulance card must be displayed.
  • Otherwise, there are drop off and pick up areas but simply that.

 Crawley            West Green Drive, RH11 7DH    Tel: 01293 600300

  • Crawley Hospital has a large number of disabled spaces but no concessionary parking arrangements for us.

 East Grinstead (Queen Victoria Hospital)    Holtye Road, RH19 3DZ   Tel:01342 414000

  • There are no specifically allocated spaces but having checked with their security department, their unofficial policy is to turn a blind eye to cars displaying a volunteer driver badge – so there is no need to pay the parking charge.

Parking is free at all times for disabled badge holders and there are several short-stay bays across the site where parking is free for up to 20 minutes near the Main Entrance, the X-Ray Dept., the Minor Injuries Unit and the Jubilee Centre.

Spa Medica [Brighton] at Sayers Common.  Pavilion House, Kings Business Park, Reeds Lane, Sayers Common, BN6 9LS. Tel: 0330 058 4280

  • There is plenty of parking at the front of the building.

Henfield Medical Centre.    Deer Park, Henfield, BN5 9JQ.    Tel 01273 492255

  • Plenty of free parking, with an overflow car park. Used as a Covid 19 vaccination centre.

Hidden Hearing    59 Western Road, Hove, BN3 1JD   Tel. 01273 746500

Hove Hearing have a car park, but the driver needs to ring beforehand to get details.

Notewhere there are NO SPECIAL FREE PARKING PLACES FOR CAR AMBULANCES, you must either drop the passenger or ask him or her to pay any parking charges so that you can park and escort them in. There may be special parking places for passengers with a Blue disabled badge but generally, parking charges apply.

 Please let Yvonne know on 01903 812139 if you found the above to be wrong and in need of updating.