Car parking

Where possible, we encourage patients and visitors to use public transport as parking on-site at Harrogate District Hospital is limited. (For parking at Ripon Community Hospital click here)

Harrogate District Hospital has several different car parks, with the main car park located right outside the main entrance.

We operate a camera-controlled, ticketless car parking management system in all visitor car parks at Harrogate District Hospital. Cameras will identify cars on entry and exit using automatic number plate recognition (ANPR). Visitors are able to pay for the car parking when they leave by entering their car’s registration into the parking validation/payment machines in the front entrance of the hospital – making the process of paying for parking easier with either cash or card, or via the Evology Parking app.

Visitors using the Evology Parking app will need to pay for their parking by midnight on the day they parked a Harrogate District Hospital or a parking charge notice (PCN) will be issued.

Visitors who are not using the Evology Parking app will need to remember to pay for their parking at the end of their visit by using the parking validation/payment machine at the main entrance to the hospital or a parking charge notice (PCN) will be issued.

Terminals are available across the hospital and at the main reception for visitors who are eligible for the concessionary or free parking that the Trust currently offers, for example for blue badge holders, patients receiving cancer treatment, or parents visiting the paediatric ward or Special Care Baby Unit.

At peak times we have car park attendants on duty to assist with any queries or difficulties.

Drop offs

If you are dropping off patients at the main entrance and intend to wait, please park in the visitors’ car park as it is vital that we keep all emergency routes clear.

Disabled badge holders

Our main patients’ and visitors’ car park has 21 spaces for disabled drivers near to the hospital entrance. In addition to this, there are four disabled spaces at Heatherdene (for renal patients), four at the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre and two disabled bays outside the entrance of the Briary Wing.

Please also place your time clock on the dashboard before leaving your vehicle.

Parking charges

Stay Tariff
First 20 minutes Free
Up to 2 hours £4
Up to 4 hours £6.50
Up to 6 hours £8.50
Up to 24 hours £11

Our payment machines are located in the entrance lobby of Harrogate District Hospital. They accept notes, coins and credit/debit cards. These machines give change.

Concessions – Do you need to pay for car parking?

Certain patients and visitors are eligible to receive concessionary parking. Simply click on the link below to see you you qualify. If you do not meet one of the criteria you will need to pay for your car parking.

We are pleased to offer concessionary parking for those who qualify. If you do not meet one of the below criteria you will need to pay for your car parking.

Click here to see if you need to pay for Car Parking


We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and promoting sustainable travel among staff and patients. We have many cycle storage facilities at Harrogate District Hospital, and we’re working towards building more.

We have secure cycle storage facilities located outside the main entrance of the Hospital. Limited facilities are also available near the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre and outside of the Briary Wing.

Staff car parking

There is limited parking on site for staff.

Appeals & complaint procedure

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (HDFT) are unable to request Parking Charge Notices (PCN) to be cancelled. You are required to contact Parkingeye directly, following the steps set out on the Parking Charge Notice.

All appeals and complaints to Parkingeye must be made in writing and should be forwarded to the address below or submitted online.

All appeals must be received within 28 days from the date of their initial correspondence. Please include proof of purchase via a bank statement or receipt and as much information as possible.
If your appeal is unsuccessful, you will be advised in writing and you will also be provided with details of the Independent Appeals Service (POPLA), their contact details and a unique appeal reference number.

Address: Appeals Department, ParkingEye Ltd, PO Box 117, Blyth, NE24 9EJ

Other Information: Alternatively, payment can be made by telephoning Parkingeye on 0330 555 4444, via the website at or by posting a cheque or postal order to the address above.