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Information for visitors travelling by car

 Please note that car parking on our site is limited. We therefore advise you to come by public transport or make other arrangements where possible. We want your journey to Stepping Hill Hospital to be as easy and convenient as possible. Please use the following information to plan your journey.

Park and Ride

A park and ride is located in Hazel Grove, Macclesfield Road SK7 6BF (end of the 192 stop) with spaces for cars and bikes.

Linking Stockport and Manchester city centre, the route will stop at Stepping Hill, Heaviley, Stockport, Heaton Chapel, Levenshulme, Longsight and Ardwick. You can find out more about the Hazel Grove Park & Ride, including services and bus routes that come through Stepping Hill Hospital and where bus stops on site are located. The Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) website also provides useful information for travelling around the area.

Please note that from Monday 24th July essential repair works to the bridge which runs under the A6 between Exchange Street (with the Garrick Theatre) and Heaton Lane will be taking place. This work is expected to last twelve weeks, during which this main road will be closed. This may add to your travel time, so please plan your journey accordingly.

Car Parking

You can park in the various car parking spaces around the site, however there are a limited number of spaces available. All car parking spaces are pay and display. You must pay for and display a valid car parking ticket when leaving your car (see Car Parking Fees below). Please see the  Stepping Hill Hospital site map  for the car parking zone information.

The trust has the following categories of car parks and parking areas, which are clearly signed:

  • General patient and visitor
  • Staff only
  • Designated disabled parking areas
  • Mixed use

Disabled people, carers for patients with dementia,  and cancer patients are able to park for free in line with our car parking policy.

Reduced weekly rate concession passes are available to regular visitors, such as pregnant women, dermatology patients, and family members of long-term patients. Please telephone our travel department in the first instance on 0161 419 5032.

We employ security staff who regularly patrol the site to ensure people park in the appropriate parking areas. Parking notices are issued by our external car park management company if there is not a valid parking ticket or permit. 

For details of community clinics in Stockport and the High peak please contact the individual clinic.

Our car parking policy sets out the basic principles which should apply to car parking at all Stockport NHS Foundation Trust properties for patients, visitors and staff. Please note that blue badge holders should read our car parking policy as there are locations where parking or waiting for blue badge holders is not allowed. These include temporary no parking, double yellow lines and no waiting areas that may be identified using cones or temporary barriers.

Car Parking Fees

Car parking charges are as follows:

  • Up to 2 hours: £3.50
  • 2-4 hours: £5.50
  • More than 4 hours: £8.00

Pay and display machines at the car parks are now accepting chip and pin and contactless card payments. 

Reimbursed or reduced charges

Reduced charges may apply, please contact the Travel Department on 0161 419 5032 for more information.

Please also read the Department of Health Consultation Document on improving access to car parking for Patients. A car park pass for maternity patients can be purchased for £14 which can be re used throughout your pregnancy, these can be purchased from the Travel Office (located in the Rowan Suite).

Disabled Car Parking

Disabled car parking spaces are free of charge, however a valid blue badge must be displayed clearly on the vehicle. There are a number of disabled car parking spaces around the site which are clearly shown on the hospital site map.

Contact our Travel Department

Telephone: 0161 419 5032

Opening times: Mon-Fri 8:30-4:00pm. 

How to find us: Our travel office is located off the main hospital corridor in the Rowan Suite.

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