Western Sussex Hospitals have joined up with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals to form a new NHS Foundation Trust for our area: University Hospitals Sussex.

You can keep using this website for information about St Richard’s, Worthing and Southlands hospitals but for our other sites and to find out more about the new trust please visit www.uhsussex.nhs.uk.


car park

Patient and visitor car parks at St Richard’s Hospital are well signposted and all have spaces reserved for blue badge holders.

Please arrive in plenty of time so you do not miss your appointment, but if you are parking on or around the hospital site, please allow an extra 30 minutes as parking is limited.

Car parking charges are as follows:

Time                         Charge         
up to 15 mins Free
up to 1 hour £1.30
up to 2 hours £2.60
up to 3 hours £4.30
up to 4 hours £6.70
up to 5 hours £8.00
up to 6 hours £9.40
up to 7 hours £11.20
up to 8 hours £11.20
up to 9 hours £13.40
up to 10 hours £13.40
up to 11 hours £13.40
up to 12 hours £13.40
up to 24 hours £13.40


Lost tickets are charged at £20 per replacement

Charges apply at all times of day and night.

If you are dropping someone off, you can park for 15 minutes for free.

Blue badge holders are able to park for free in the designated disabled spaces, but normal charges apply in the main car parks. 

You will receive a ticket at the barrier on entry and should pay at the pay station before returning to your car. The ticket returned to you at the pay station can then be used to open the exit barrier on leaving.

Car park pay stations accept coins, notes and debit/credit cards, give change and have an intercom if you need help. 

If you have an appointment at the hospital and are unable to find a parking space please ask one of our parking wardens for help.

In the event of a patient being admitted to hospital for a period in excess of 14 days the next of kin or a nominated visitor will be offered reduced parking costs of a maximum rate of one hour charge/visit for any further visits at St Richard’s Hospital. Please ask on the ward for more information.

Bicycle parking facilities are available outside the Accident & Emergency department to the west of the main entrance.

Motorcycles can also be parked free of charge outside A&E (opposite the ambulance bays), and next to the Jubilee Dental Centre (opposite the Day Surgery Unit). 

Electric vehicle charging points are not yet available.

Parking Charge Notices

Please look out for the signs in our car parks and on roadways around the hospital which explain where you can and cannot park. Parking Charge Notices (PCN) may be issued against vehicles failing to comply – for example, parking in hatched areas, out of a bay or in a manner that causes an obstruction.

If you are issued with a PCN, you can appeal against it at www.ukpcappeals.co.uk/options. To make an appeal, you will need your vehicle registration and the PCN reference number (you can find this at the top of the PCN notice).

Please note: this procedure is only for appealing Parking Charge Notices. If you have any concerns about car parking fees or problems with payments, please speak to a car park warden or contact the trust on the telephone number below.

For more information about car parking at St Richard’s Hospital please telephone 01243 788122 ext 32825 or 35927


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