From the South

Via A37 Dorchester Road – at Quicksilver Roundabout, bear right downhill. At the next roundabout continue straight across in Queensway dual carriageway. At the next roundabout continue straight across into Reckleford. Take the first turning left into Higher Kingston. The main car park is the second turning on the left (pay on exit).

Via A3088 Taunton, South Petherton – Leave the A303 at the Cartgate roundabout and follow the Cartgate road (approximately six miles) to the roundabout. Take the first exit. At the mini roundabout go straight across to the next roundabout (Crematorium on left). Take the third exit into Preston Road and continue to the next roundabout. Take the third exit into Higher Kingston and the first turning left into Higher Kingston. The multi storey car park is on the right hand-side opposite the main hospital entrance (pay on exit).

From the North

Via A303 and A37 – Leave the Ilchester bypass at the Yeovil Junction and continue on the A37 to the ‘Welcome to Yeovil’ signs. Continue down the hill, past Yeovil College (on the left) to the roundabout. Take the second exit into the Kingston dual carriageway. At the next roundabout take the first exit and then the first turning left into Higher Kingston.

Yeovil is served by two Railway Stations.

Yeovil Pen Mill – trains from Weymouth, Dorchester, Castle Cary, Westbury, Bath and Bristol – approximately 1.5 miles from the Hospital. Bus service links to Yeovil Bus Station with a connection to Yeovil hospital. A taxi service is available.

Yeovil Junction – trains from Exeter, Crewkerne, Sherborne, Salisbury and London Waterloo. Approximately 3 miles from the Hospital. Bus service links to Yeovil Bus Station with connections to Yeovil Hospital. A taxi service is available.

First Bus Route 1 calls outside the hospital at 15-minute intervals for most of the day. Route 1 serves Yeovil east to west (Cavalier Way to Abbey Manor Park via the town centre). This service connects with other town and local services at Yeovil Bus Station. The bus station is only five minutes’ walk from the hospital along Reckleford. For bus timetables click here or if you would like to contact First call 01935 476233 or see www.firstgroup.com

Don’t forget that people aged 60 or over are entitled to free bus passes which cover all or most of the journey to Yeovil District Hospital by major bus routes, depending on where you live. For full details contact your local council.

This is a flexible bus service which can be booked by individual passengers in advance in the South Somerset area. The modern fleet of vehicles are comprehensively equipped including wheelchair lifts, constant running CCTV recording, digital radio communications and satellite navigation.

Booking lines are open from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. Lines are closed Sundays and Bank Holiday.

Telephone 01935 823888.

New multi-storey car park and associated changes

Our new multi-storey car park has opened. Our existing car park (P1) is no longer available for public use.

The car park is situated opposite the hospital’s main reception and will provide 650 spaces for patients, visitors and staff. Stairs and lifts are available from all floors.

Our new car park is barrier-controlled, and uses pay-on-exit system. Other parts of the hospital site, including the drop-off points outside main reception and outside the Women’s Hospital entrance remain monitored by automatic number plate recognition cameras.

Disabled parking – please note changes

Disabled parking is located on the ground floor of the new multi-storey car park.

A total of 31 dedicated spaces are provided for those displaying a Blue Badge. These motorists can also park in any other available bays (excluding parent and child, and reserved bays).

These will replace the current disabled parking spaces opposite the hospital’s main entrance.

Motorists parking in disabled bays in the new car park and displaying a Blue Badge are subject to the same tariff as other users.

There is no need to register your Blue Badge before or after parking.

Pick up and drop-off spaces

Pick up and drop-off spaces, offering a maximum of 20-minutes free parking, are available outside main reception (including some wider-bays for increased accessibility) and outside the Women’s Hospital entrance. These are monitored by automatic number plate recognition cameras. Vehicles parked for longer than the allowed time in these areas or other parts of the hospital site may incur a parking charge notice.

Parking charge notices

Vehicles parked for longer than the allowed time in drop-off areas or other parts of the hospital site may incur a parking charge notice. Parking charge notices are issued automatically, monitored and managed exclusively by ParkingEye. For details of the full appeals process please contact ParkingEye via their website at http://www.parkingeye.co.uk or on 0844 247 2984.

Electric vehicle charging

There are two charging points for electric vehicles, situated on the ground-floor, right-hand side of the multi-storey car park. Standard parking charges and charging tariff apply.

Parent and child parking

There are three dedicated parking spaces for parents with young children located on the ground floor of the new multi-storey car park. Standard charges apply.

Car parking tariff

Parking in our new multi-storey car park can be paid for with cash (coins and notes) and credit/debit card.

Pay machines are located by the lift lobby on the ground floor, please remember to take your ticket with you.

TariffCharge
Up to 20mins Free
Up to 1hr £2.00
Up to 2hr £4.50
Up to 3hr £5.50
Up to 4hr £6.50
Up to 5hr £7.50
Day rate £10.00
Week rate £30.00
Month rate £95.00

Extended parking permits are available from reception.

Concessions

Some patients and visitors are eligible for exemption from parking charges. These apply to:

  • Registered carers
  • SCBU (Special Care Baby Unit) parents or guardians
  • Mothers breastfeeding children staying overnight
  • Visitors conducting bedside vigils
  • Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or active clinical treatments, including outpatient visits within an active treatment phase. Standard charges apply to follow-up visits, attendance to health & wellbeing events, holistic needs assessments.

Discounted parking is available for visitors and patients using the car park for extended periods. Please see parking charges for more details.

What happens if I lose my ticket?

If you lose your parking ticket there is a lost ticket function on both pay stations.  This will charge the day rate (£10), and then produce a ticket.

Help with travel costs

You may be able to get help with travel costs to receive NHS treatment if you:

  • are receiving or your partner receives income support, income-based job seekers allowance (incapacity benefit or disability living allowance do not count as they are not income related), pension credit guarantee credit
  • are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax-exception certificate
  • are named on a valid HC2 certificate (includes travel by your dependant children)
  • are a war pensioner and the treatment is for your accepted disablement
  • are named on a valid HC3 certificate

Please note that the hospital is not able to reimburse costs for taxi fares; the above reimbursements can be sought for public transport (i.e. buses).

To find out if you are eligible for assistance, please contact your local Social Security Office or go to the Yeovil Hospital General Office for a claim form. More information can be found in the HC11 Leaflet ‘Are you entitled to help with health costs?’ available from your local Social Security Office or Post Office.