Heatherwood Hospital is located approximately 0.7 miles west of Ascot and 2.8 miles east of the Bracknell Town Centre, on the corner of the High Street/London Road and Kings Ride. With finite levels of parking and vehicle congestion in peak times, particularly between 10:30am – 12:30pm and 2:00pm - 4:00pm on weekdays, we ask that visitors to the hospital travel by public transport, on foot, by bicycle or motorcycle wherever possible.
The hospital is accessible from 3 vehicle entry points, two on High Street/London Road (Gates 1 and 2) and one on Kings Ride (Gate 3).
Regional access can be gained using either the M3 (Closest junction: 3), the M4 (Closest junctions: 6 and 10) and the M25 (Closest junction: 12).
Please note that the hospital is spread over a reasonable area and in some cases wards and departments are located on different levels. Signage is available within the hospital to help guide you to your destination. However, the following table provides a rough guide to accessing key areas within the hospital:
|1||Main Entrance and Reception, Minor Injuries, Maternity, Diagnostics and Outpatients.|
|2||Main Entrance and Reception, Minor Injuries, Maternity, Diagnostics, Outpatients, Day Surgery, General Wards, Pathology, M.R.I. Unit and Administration Block|
|3||Mental Health, Pharmacy, Estates, Stores, Forest Lodge, Red Cross and Paul Bevan House.||Note: Gate 3 is also the primary entrance for private on-site residential accommodation.|
A Pay and Display system operates for visitor/patient parking at Heatherwood Hospital.
There are three main areas of public parking, as outlined in the table below:
|Car Park Name and Capacity||Areas Served||Entry Via||Exit Via|
|Main Entrance and Maternity
69 General Parking Spaces
|Main Entrance / Reception
|Gates 1 and 2||Gates 1 and 2|
39 General Parking Spaces
|Gate 2||Gate 2|
18 General Parking Spaces
|Mental Health||Gate 3||Gate 3|
The map below illustrates the location of patient/visitor parking areas at Heatherwood:
PAs a Pay and Display system is in operation at Heatherwood, patients/visitors are required to park first and then collect a ticket from one of the pay stations. Please clearly display your ticket inside the windscreen of your vehicle to show that you have paid the appropriate fee.
There are three pay-stations available on site in the following locations:
|Pay Station Location||Payment Options (Note: Pay machines do not give change)|
Situated on the opposite side of the car park to the maternity building
Situated outside adjacent to the Administration Block
Situated outside adjacent to the entrance to Mental Health
Please note: A Fixed Penalty Notice may be issued to any vehicles parking on site if security staff believe that the vehicle is causing an obstruction, is parked inappropriately or in the wrong area, or is parked in a dangerous manner.
|Up to 1 hour||£1.00|
|Up to 2 hours||£2.00|
|Up to 3 hours||£4.00|
|Up to 5 hours||£5.00|
|Over 5 hours||£10.00|
Free or discounted parking may be available to some visitors/patients, depending on individual circumstances and the nature of their visit to the Hospital. In each case the ward or departmental manager will liaise directly with the Head of Security to determine whether or not a discount will be applied.
The Heatherwood and Wexham Park NHS Foundation Trust follows the Department of Health (2006) guidance on income generation. Revenue received from car parking pays for the security services and police within the Trust necessary for the protection of patients, visitors and staff.
CP Plus provides 24 hour security, contact details are as below:
The staff from CP Plus will be on hand should a patient/visitor need assistance in finding a suitable parking space, need directions around the site or require help in finding a department or ward.
Blue Badge holders are eligible to park in any dedicated disabled parking bays and all other nominated public parking areas free of charge. Please view a map illustrating the location of disabled parking bays at Heatherwood.
Blue Badge Holders are not required to take a parking ticket, but must ensure that their Blue Badge is clearly displayed within the vehicle windscreen.
Please note: A Fixed Penalty Notice may be issued to vehicles displaying a Blue Badge if security staff believe that the vehicle is causing an obstruction, or discover that the driver is using the badge inappropriately.
Parking is free of charge for Powered Two Wheelers (PTWs) such as motorcycles, mopeds and motorised scooters.
Please note: Parking a PTW in a designated car parking bay is discouraged.