Car Parking at the Ulster Hospital

Access to the Hospital is via the Main Entrance on the Newtownards Road at Dundonald opposite McDonald’s outlet and is controlled by traffic lights.

As one enters the site a large electronic sign immediately gives information to visitors of space availability and directional arrows to visitor car parks including a dedicated 55 space car park for ‘disabled’ use located close by the main front entrance.

A further 19 spaces are available for disabled use within the Care of Elderly Upper Car Park and 5 in the Care of Elderly lower car park.

Additionally, car parking is provided in the Multi-Storey car park which is located to the rear of Accident & Emergency.

A map detailing the location of car park payment machines identified by a red dot on the Ulster Hospital site is available to view by clicking here

Car Parking Charges

 

Charge Bands

£

Up to 1 hour

1.20

1 – 4 hours

1.80

4 – 6 hours

2.50

6 – 8 hours

3.50

8 – 24 hours

4.50

Lost ticket

6.00

 

Eligibility for Free Car Parking

 

 

Application for Free Car Parking

Care Path

Patient

Next of

Kin / Partner

Relative

Visitor

Renal Dialysis

Renal Outpatients

Yes

Yes if transporting patient

Yes if transporting patient

N/A

Patients attending McDermott Unit

Yes

As above

As above

N/A

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Yes

As above

As above

N/A

Critical Care

N/A

Yes

Discretionary

Discretionary

Attendance at Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)

N/A

Yes

Discretionary

Discretionary

 

 

A Ward Manager additionally has discretion to apply the eligibility criteria for exemption to car parking where the frequency of visits can lead to significant charging over a period of time e.g.

  • Relatives spending a lot of time with a very sick or terminally ill relative
  • A patient who may benefit from lengthy or frequent visits from relatives which are of benefit to that patient

Car Parking Pressures at the Ulster Hospital

The increasing requirements for the provision of hospital services have inevitably led to additional pressure on car parking at the Ulster site. This has lead to queuing at car parks during peak times and the Trust would unreservedly apologise to visitors for the delay that this can cause.

We would advise that if your need to use a vehicle and our car parking facilities to enable an appointment or to visit a patient that you allow at least 45 minutes to get parked.