Getting here and where to park

Minor changes to vehicle access at Musgrove Park Hospital

To ensure we keep the area outside our emergency department (A&E) clear for ambulances, we have made a number of small changes to the locations where patients can be dropped off at Musgrove Park Hospital.

To keep the emergency entrance clear, patients can no longer be dropped off directly outside the emergency department. Alternative drop off locations are very close by as shown below.

Drop off locations

These minor changes will ensure that the area outside our emergency department is safer for our patients, visitors and colleagues and that those who need immediate medical care can receive it as quickly as possible.

We are also reviewing our hospital site to identify further areas where we can create additional drop-off zones in the near future.

Car parking

Car parking is always limited at Musgrove Park Hospital with delays in getting a parking space at peak times. The large amount of construction work at the hospital has reduced parking further. If you are driving to the hospital, you may want to consider Taunton’s park and ride which may avoid delays. The park and ride stops right outside the outpatients department at Musgrove Park Hospital.

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 Musgrove Park Hospital price list 2020/2021

Visitors parking tariffs

  • 0 to 1 hours   –      £1.80
  • 1 to 2 hours   –      £4.50
  • 2 to 4 hours   –      £7.20
  • 4 to 24 hours –      £11.70
  • Lost Ticket –          £11.70
  • 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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    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.