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Cliftonville Road/ Bedford Road Improvement Works

Starting on Monday 20 September 2021 until Mid-December 2021, West Northamptonshire Council are making improvements to Cliftonville Road and Bedford Road.

To ease the traffic pressure on site we have changed the direction of travel on one of our internal roads which leads to the Billing Road. The entrance towards the Centre for Elderly Medicine and Oncology (located by Area U) will now become an exit only and a one way system will be in place- as indicated by the red arrows on the attached map.Patients and visitors can still access Car Park 5 and the departments located on this part of the site by entering the site from Cliftonville and the Cliftonville Road. There will be signage in place to help you and you can view a map here.

We are sorry for any inconvenience that our patients, visitors and staff members experience when leaving our hospital site due to the improvement roadworks being undertaken by West Northampton Council. We are working closely with the council and its contractors to ease the disruption experienced by those who need to come to the hospital site.

Where possible we will be offering virtual appointments for patients and would advise people to only attend the hospital site if necessary or for a pre-booked appointment. There are signposted diversions in place which we would ask members of the public to follow and we would advise anyone coming to the site to check their journey time before leaving.

For further information on the roadworks project please visit the West Northamptonshire Council website.

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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust




Main Switchboard

You can contact the trust's switchboard on:

01604 634700

Or use our list of ward telephone numbers to dial direct to a particular ward.

Car Parking Charges

Time   Charge
0 to 3 hours   £3.20
3 to 6 hours   £5.20
Over 6 hours   £10.00
Concessionary weekly ticket   £10.00 (See below)

Parking charge notice


£80.00 (£40.00 if paid within first 14 days)


Consultant Directory

A directory of our current consultants along with their contact details is available in Excel format.

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By car

From the M1 south

  • Leave the M1 at Junction 15, and follow the A45 to Northampton
  • After 1.5 miles, ignore town centre exit and stay on ring road A45 dual carriageway (signposted Wellingborough, Kettering and a red H for hospital) 
  • After the Brackmills turn, take the A428 Bedford/Town Centre exit down to the large roundabout (Barnes Meadow interchange)
  • Take the first exit from the roundabout – A428 Town Centre
  • Get into right hand lane, and turn right at the traffic lights (Cliftonville Road)
  • Continue up Cliftonville Road until the next set of traffic lights
  • Turn left at the lights into the hospital entrance

From other routes

  • From the north, follow the ring road and A45 west to the Barnes Meadow interchange
  • From the east, follow the A45 west to the Barnes Meadow interchange
  • From the west, follow the A45 east (ring road) to the Barnes Meadow interchange
  • In each case, take the A428 Town Centre exit, and follow instructions above

Car Parking

From Monday 15th March 2021 we will be re-introducing car parking charges across the hospital site for patients and visitors. This will apply in all public car parks.

We understand that not having the option to pay using cash was a concern, and we will be reintroducing cash payments. To help us to do this in the safest way we have worked closely with our infection control team to introduce more frequent cleaning. Anyone using the machine should ensure they sanitise or wash their hands before and after use.

Payments will be accepted by cash, card or PayByPhone. Wherever possible we would advise using the PayByPhone or card option. The location number for PayByPhone can be found near pay and display machines.

The standard parking charges will apply:

0 to 3 hours £3.20
3 to 6 hours £5.20
Over 6 hours £10.00

The trust offers car parking for visitors, although parking is a significant problem between 9.00am and 4.00pm, and we urge everyone to use public transport if possible, or arrange to be dropped off. Each entrance has a drop off and collection point as well as designated parking spaces for blue badge holders.

We are unable to guarantee the availability of car parking spaces, so please allow plenty of time. If you cannot park at the hospital, there are public car parks in the town centre or in Bedford Road, a short walk away.

Visitors are asked to note that parking enforcement is in operation on the hospital site to deter illegal parking.


Concessionary weekly ticket

A concessionary weekly parking ticket may be purchased from the Travel Office near main reception (Cliftonville,area D) with a letter of authorisation from the ward. Permits must be displayed at all times when parking at NGH.


Pay by Mobile Phone App

No change for parking? No problem!

A new ‘pay by app’ option is now available in pay and display car parks across our car parks. Simply download the paybyphone app for free from the iTunes App store or Google Play for Android devices.

Google Playstore

After creating an account and filling in the payment method, select the location number of the car park you are parked in and choose your required parking time. You can extend your parking time remotely from your mobile if you need to stay longer.

Search ‘paybyphone app’, or you can register and pay online

Disabled Blue Badge Holders

Parking is free for registered disabled ‘blue badge’ holders in pay and display car parks and marked disabled bays, but not within barrier entry and exit car parks. The blue badges must be fully displayed and the correct side up. Please note that it is illegal to park on double yellow or red lines and any other areas indicated as fire routes within the hospital grounds. It is also illegal to park in any other parking restricted areas indicated by signage and/or permitted time. Please be advised that the Blue Badge Scheme parking regulations do not apply on NGH site.

There are several visitor car park areas at the hospital:

  • Car Park 1 - Main car park for all wards and departments (Pay on foot - 275 spaces)
  • Car Parks 3 and 4 - Parking for maternity, eye department, blood taking unit and outpatients (Pay and display - 100 spaces)
  • Car Park 5 - Parking for oncology and elderly medicine (Pay and display - 20 spaces)
  • Child Services, opposite car park 3 - Parking for blood taking unit (Pay and display – 20 spaces)
  • Billing Road Entrance - 6 spaces

Car Park 2 is for staff use only between 7.00am – 2.00pm Mon-Fri, but available to visitors outside these times.

Additional disabled parking spaces are located near to all major entrances to the hospital.

By rail

Northampton railway station is half a mile west of the town centre and one mile from the hospital. There is a taxi rank at the station.

By bus

Stagecoach service 1 leaves Northgate bus station from bay 13 every half hour (18 and 48 minutes past the hour), and stops on the Billing Road near to the main entrance of the hospital five minutes later.To plan your jouney, you can use Stagecoach journey planner

Our location in the town centre means we’re well served by local cycle routes save this pdf and create link to it as well as Route 6 of the National Cycle Route.

Check this map to see our available bicycle parking facilities for staff and visitors.

Currently we have limited dedicated motor cycle parking availability on site alongside our emergency department. As soon as our new assessment unit is open we will designate bays for motorcycle parking.

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