Local bus services provide regular links from Durham city centre and most major towns in the North East. For further information about local bus times call Traveline on 0871 2002233.
If you are travelling from further afield contact National Express Coach Services on 08717 818178.
Bus services stopping at/near University Hospital North Durham include:
For information about ticket prices to other stops and season ticket arrangements (National Rail Enquiries website). For more information about rail services contact 0845 7484950.
The nearest rail station is Durham which is approximately 1 mile from the hospital.
The hospital is situated on Southfield Way (A691) which is accessible from A167 and A1(M) via A690.
please follow the signs for the public parking area accessed via a barrier. You will be given a ticket which you then need to validate on your exit from hospital using the payment machines by the hospital entrance. To leave, you will need to insert your ticket at the exit barrier.
The visitor car park facility during peak periods can become congested, and where possible users can access the nearby Park and Ride facility located at Sniperly Roundabout. The service will stop on North Road adjacent to the Emergency Department entrance upon request. Current fares are £2.00 per passenger with Under 16s free and concessionary bus pass holders travel for free after 09.30. The service runs between Monday and Saturday 07.00 and 19.00, with the last return bus leaving Durham at 18.45. Further information can be found at Durham Park & Ride
0 – 2 hours £3
Up to 3 hours £4
Up to 24 hours £6
Parking concessions for patients and carers
The Trust acknowledges that coming to hospital can be a stressful time in people's lives and in certain circumstances the added pressure of paying for car parking increases individual anxiety. Although we are not in a position to offer free parking to users, a number of concessions are available to certain categories of patients and visitors.
Ultimately the car parking service is managed by the Trust's Estates and Facilities team but the concessions allow a degree of flexibility to be used by the clinical staff as we understand there are always extenuating circumstances that don't fit agreed criteria.
On 1st December 2016, County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust introduced charges for Blue Badge holders.
If all dedicated bays are full, you can access the public car parks still whilst displaying your badge.
End of life - where clinical staff feel it would be beneficial a parking exemption form can be issued to the immediate family / carer.
Long stay patients - normally deemed those that have been an in-patient for more than two / three weeks; primary carers can avail of free parking for the duration of the stay.
ITU / SCBU / neo-natal - Primary carers for those patients within the highlighted areas can ask for free parking.
Parking exemption forms
These allow the user to reduced / free parking and require to be countersigned by a senior member of clinical staff within the issuing ward or department to qualifying individuals. Signed forms should be clearly displayed on the dashboard of the designated vehicle within the public car park.
Users at the University Hospital of North Durham will have to present this form along with their car park entry barrier ticket prior to paying to avail of the reduced / free parking. Forms should be presented to the car parking reception desk located within the Old Trust HQ building.
For further advice please contact the Car Parking Team at Darlington Memorial Hospital on 01325 743845 (answerphone) or email cdda-tr.carparkingCDDFT@nhs.net
Located on the second floor, accessible via stairs or lifts.
Monday to Sunday 7.30am-7.00 pm
There is no main hotplate service on a Saturday and Sunday but hot snacks and sandwiches are available from the coffee unit in the corner of the restaurant
Breakfast - 07.30 - 11.15 Monday to Friday.
Lunch - 11.45 - 2.00pm Mon - Friday
Grab & Go is available every day 7.30 - 7.00pm
Coffee Club take away
Located on the ground floor next to Rotunda main reception entrance, next to the RVS shop.
Sunday - Saturday 7.30am-7.00 pm
RVS tea bar
The RVS run a small tea bar within the main outpatients department on the 1st floor of the hospital.
Located on the ground floor next to Rotunda main reception entrance.
There is a cash machine located at the Emergency Department, just past the reception.