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

  • 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 for more information.

Please note: Our parking charges for patients, visitors and Blue Badge holders have changed. Click here for more information.

Charges in the Nottingham Treatment Centre car park are different to QMC, as the Treatment Centre is run by Circle. Details of parking charges for the Treatment Centre are available here.

Sat Nav

Please use the postcode NG7 2UH for City Hospital when using a sat nav.

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Disabled car parking

Parking for blue badge holders is free in designated blue badge spaces (but not within the main paid-for barrier-controlled car parks).

From 7 January 2019 we will be introducing car parking charges for blue badge holders across all car parks across QMC, City Hospital and Ropewalk House.

In accordance with our existing policies, parking will remain free for Blue Badge holders with long-term conditions who need regular, repeat visits to hospital (such as for chemotherapy and dialysis).  In addition, Blue Badge holders who are in receipt of certain benefits or on low income will be exempt from this new charge. Patients can find more information about the criteria here: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/help-with-health-costs/healthcare-travel-costs-scheme-htcs/. Patients providing appropriate evidence/documentation can claim back their travel costs from the Cashier’s Desk at our hospitals.