Getting here and where to park

Travel to our community hospitals and mental health sites

There is no charge for parking at our community hospitals and mental health sites, although parking at some of them can be pressured at times.

Travel to Musgrove Park Hospital

Car parking is limited at at Musgrove Park Hospital and there can be delays in getting a park at peak times. If you are driving to the hospital, you may want to consider Taunton’s park and ride which can be a cheaper alternative to parking onsite.

Drop off points

Musgrove Park has two main access roads – Wellington Road and Park Field Drive. The hospital map shows the entrance points and you can drop off patients and visitors outside any of the main building entrances.

Parking your car at Musgrove

If you are coming to Musgrove Park Hospital by car, we have onsite parking in the Cedars multi-storey car park. There is a smaller surface car park outside the Duchess building. You can find details on the hospital site map and locations are clearly signposted around the hospital site.

The hospital’s car parks are managed by Q Park on behalf of the hospital.

Parking charges

Q-Park Taunton Price List 2020/2021

Visitors Parking Tariffs

  • 0 to 1 hours   –      £1.80
  • 1 to 2 hours   –      £4.40
  • 2 to 4 hours   –      £7.10
  • 4 to 24 hours –      £11.50
  • Lost Ticket –          £11.50
  • Compassionate Weekly Ticket   £25

You can pay parking charges with cash or credit and debit cards (excluding American Express). Please note: the car parking ticket payment machines do not accept £20 notes.

Reduced parking charges

If you are visiting the hospital three or more times a week, for a prolonged period of time, we can offer concessionary parking rates.

Senior nurses in our outpatient department can offer concessionary parking rates to people who visit the department frequently. You can download the reduced parking rate request form here. These are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Disabled parking

We have 23 disabled parking spaces in the Duchess 2 car park. We also have a number of disabled drop-off areas:

  • Next to the main entrance to our Jubilee Building
  • At the entrance to our Beacon Centre
  • At our children’s ward main entrance
  • In front of our emergency department
  • Outside our maternity unit.

How to use the barrier car parks

Please note that all of the car parks on the hospital site are operated by barriers.

  • Drive up to the barrier
  • Press the button and take the ticket
  • After parking, please keep your ticket with you
  • Pay for your ticket on your return at the pay machines
  • Drive to the exit barrier and insert your ticket
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