Car parking

Parking at the Royal Bolton Hospital is overseen by iFM Bolton and uses an automated number plate recognition system provided and managed by ParkingEye. People who use the visitor car parks should pay the correct charge at one of the kiosks before they leave the site or will face a penalty. The majority of kiosks can take cash, card or you can register by phone with good2go. Instructions along with terms and conditions are on signage throughout the site.  Further information is available at

A map of the site and car parks can be found here.

Parking charges and concessions at the Royal Bolton Hospital

User Charge
Blue Badge Holders Free
30 Minutes Free
< 4 Hours £3
< 8 Hours £5
Up to 24 Hours £8
Monthly Pass £25

There is a drop-off area outside the Accident and Emergency Department where visitors can stop for a maximum of 10 minutes to take a patient inside before using one of the car parks after this brief stop.

There is also a layby at the main entrance where visitors can pull in briefly to drop off or collect patients. Wheelchairs are available at the main entrance for patients to get to different departments. These are £1 coin operated, just like a supermarket trolley. Between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, customer care assistants are available to help patients and visitors get to departments and wards. Just ask about this at the main reception desk.

You may be entitled to free or reduced parking at the visitor and patient car parks at the Royal Bolton Hospital, please see below. For queries please contact iFM Bolton car parking office on 01204 390782.

Four week parking passes

Passes cost £25 and can be purchased from the payment kiosk.  They must be purchased on your first visit, before exiting the car park.  The pass will expire four weeks from your first entry into the car park.

Blue badge holders

Please provide your full, correct vehicle registration, along with your badge at either main reception or the iFM Bolton car parking office at Shawcross House, or call 01204 390782.

Free parking will be valid until the Blue Badge expiry date and a vehicle only needs to be registered once for a permit to park until the blue badge expiry date.  Blue Badge holders may register one vehicle for free parking at any one time.

Please note that the permit is only for the vehicle registered, and if a different vehicle is used to park that will need to be registered in the same way.

Parents to a baby on the Neonatal Unit

Parents who have a baby on the Neonatal Unit may have free parking. Ask the ward staff to inform iFM Bolton car parking office of your vehicle’s details.

Visitors to patients at end of life

Families may be provided with a butterfly pass when a family member is at the end of life.  To obtain free parking please see the ward reception who will inform iFM Bolton car parking services.

Churchill Unit (Oncology)

Patients receiving treatment and who park at the unit should enter their full, correct vehicle registration into the terminal at the unit reception in order to have free parking for the duration of their stay. Churchill Unit patients receiving treatment and who park in other visitor car parks should let the unit staff know and they will advise the car parking service.

Renal Unit

The Renal Unit has its own barriered car park where its patients can park free of charge. There are charges for parking on other patient and visitor car parks.

The Christie mobile unit 

Patients should ask staff at the mobile unit to contact iFM Bolton car parking management in order for them to be able park free for the day at the adjoining Latham car park.

Any patient or visitor who believes they are entitled to free or concessionary parking for any other reason than those listed above must visit main entrance reception before leaving the car park. 

Visitor restrictions

To protect you and our staff during the current outbreak of Covid-19 we’ve put in place significant restrictions on hospital visitors.

Full details of these can be found on our website.

We would like to thank you for your understanding and helping us stop the spread of Covid-19.

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