Wexham Park Hospital is located approximately 2 miles north of the Slough Town Centre on the corner of Wexham Street and Church Lane/Wexham Park Lane. 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 4 vehicle entry points, two on Wexham Street (Gates 1 and 2) and one on both Church Lane (Gate 3) and Wexham Park Lane (Gate 4).
Regional access can be gained using either the M4 (Closest junctions: 5 and), the M25 (Closest junctions: 15 and 16) and the M40 (Closest junction: 2).
Please note that the hospital is spread over a large 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||Accident and Emergency, Estates and Stores.||Note: Vehicle entry via Gate 1 is reserved for Emergency and delivery Vehicles only. Regular visitors are required to enter via Gate 2 to access the Accident and Emergency Department|
|2||Main Entrance and Reception, M.R.I. Unit, Outpatients, X-Ray, Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy, Pathology, Cardiology, Cardiac Rehab, Gastrointestinal Unit, Wards 1-9 and Ward 17|
|3||Training Centre||Note: Vehicle entry via Gate 3 is reserved for staff and individuals living in on-site residential accommodation only.|
|4||Labour Ward, Neonatal Unit, Children’s Clinic, Maternity, Wards 10, 15-16 and 20-24, Paragon Suite and the John Lister Postgraduate Centre.||Also accessible from Gate 4 are the South Central Ambulance Service and Berkshire NHS Trust services, including Mental Health (Ward 10), Oaks Day Hospital and Therapeutic Day Unit|
A barrier controlled Pay on Foot system operates for visitor/patient parking at Wexham Park Hospital.
There are two 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 Accident and Emergency
178 General Parking Spaces
|Main Entrance / Information
Accident and Emergency
Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy
X-Ray, Pathology and Pharmacy
|Gate 2||Gate 1|
110 General Parking Spaces
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
John Lister Postgraduate Centre
|Gate 4||Gate 4|
The map below illustrates the location of patient/visitor parking areas at Wexham Park:
Patients/visitors are required to enter the designated public car parks through barriers situated near Gate 2 and Gate 4. Parking tickets are dispensed at the barrier and once taken will result in the barrier lifting automatically to allow entry. Please keep your ticket with you, as you’ll need it to pay at the pay station before returning to your car to leave.
You must visit a Pay Station to pay. Once your parking ticket is inserted into the machine the Pay Station will calculate the charge and on payment of the fee a validated ticket will be dispensed.
When you leave the car park, insert this exit ticket into the machine and the automatic barrier will be raised.
There are three pay-points available on site in the following locations:
|Pay Station Location||Payment Options (All machines give change)|
Situated outside under the glass canopy
|Coins, Notes, Cards (Debit and Credit)|
|Accident and Emergency
Situated outside adjacent to A+E entrance
|Coins and Notes Only|
Situated inside adjacent to Maternity entrance
|Coins and Notes Only|
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 parking will be provided for:
Half price parking will be provided for:
In each case only one validation per patient is allowed (i.e. for the mother or the father of a child whose stay is longer than 48 hours).
It is fully recognised that exceptional circumstances outside those listed above may arise. In these cases a judgment will be made by the Head of Security or the Security Manager in consultation with the ward or departmental manager.
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 Wexham Park.
Upon entry please take a parking ticket, following the normal parking procedure outlined above (Parking and Procedures). When you have completed your visit to the hospital return to your vehicle and when you reach the exit barrier press the intercom button in order to talk to security. The responding officer will then ask to see your Blue Badge and on the presentation of this will open the exit barrier for you.
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.
Designated parking is available for PTWs by the disabled car park at the front of Wexham Park Hospital, please click here to see a motorcycle parking map.
Please note: Parking a PTW in a designated car parking bay is discouraged.