Car Parking during Covid 19

Car parking charges will resume for patients and visitors from 11 January

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) will be resuming car parking charges for patients and visitors from Monday 11 January 2021. This will include the reintroduction of parking enforcement measures.

To help the public prepare for the reintroduction of parking charges, in the lead up to this date the Trust's Car Parking Attendants will be applying warning notices to vehicles that are parked in such a way as to be likely to receive a Parking Charge Notice (PCN) from 11 January.  No vehicle or driver details will be collected during this phase of issuing warning notices.

Director of Estates and Facilities, Andrew Chatten, said: “Since the start of the pandemic our car parking barriers have been up, and our car parks have been open to the public, free of charge, to allow patients to easily access our hospitals. Parking remains free for those patients with long-term conditions who need regular, repeat visits to hospital such as for chemotherapy and dialysis”.

“Running and maintaining our car parks is expensive and these costs are rising year-on-year. All of the money we make from parking charges goes back into funding maintenance, upkeep, security, improvements to our roads and car parks and supporting provision of the popular Medilink bus service, which connects the park and ride facilities with our two hospitals.”

From Monday 11 January 2021 the tariffs for patients/visitors are as follows:


Parking time


Up to 30 mins


Up to 1 hour


Up to 2 hours


Up to 4 hours


Up to 8 hours


Up to 24 hours






Please see here for a map of the QMC and here for a map of our City site.

Thank you for your patience.

Travel by car and parking

QMC is on the western side of the city, just on the east side (inside) of the Nottingham ring road at its junction with the A52. The A52 crosses the M1 at junction 25.

Leave the M1 motorway at junction 25, and take the 'A52 to Nottingham', past Stapleford, Bramcote and Wollaton Park. As you pass the university on your right you will come to a large traffic island with QMC on the right immediately after the island. Turn right here, take the first slip road on the left into the hospital grounds and continue around the hospital perimeter road.

Parking at QMC

The Trust enforces parking rules at our sites. This means that anyone parking dangerously, obstructing red lined or hatchet areas, or failing to follow local parking rules could face a £50 fine (reduced to £25 if paid in 14 days).

The main patient and visitor parking areas at QMC are car park 1 (access on East Road) and car park 3 (access at the junction between East Road and South Road).

Follow the signs when arriving at QMC, or see the map below (click to enlarge).

Parking at MQC

Parking charges

Duration Charge
0-30 minutes Free
up to 1 hour £2
1-2 hours £4
2-4 hours £5.50
up to 8 hours £6.50
up to 24 hours £8
Weekly £20
Monthly  £30


One-week permits are also available from the car parking and security office inside the main entrance. Payment is by cash or credit/debit card.


Concessions are made for visitors who need to attend hospital regularly. Please ask a member of staff in the department you are visiting for more information.

All designated Blue Badge parking areas are free for those who are displaying a valid Blue Badge.  Any Blue Badge holder wishing to park in the barriered visitor car parks are required to pay the tariff. 

Read our car parking FAQs here:  Car parking FAQs - final.pdf [pdf] 346KB

Sat Nav

Please use the postcode NG7 2UH for Queens Medical Centre when using a sat nav.

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