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Frenchay Hospital

Frenchay Hospital, Frenchay Park Road, Bristol, BS16 1LE

Visiting Times

FrenchayThe Emergency Department at Frenchay is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Visiting times are between 2.30pm-4.30pm and 6.30pm-8.30pm daily in most wards.  Intensive Care, Acute Assessment Unit, Maternity, NICU and the children’s ward may operate a more flexible visiting time system.

Telephone number: 0117 970 1212

Download Frenchay Hospital Site Map.pdf

Parking Information

Demand for car parking at Frenchay Hospital is high at peak visiting times. If you are travelling to the hospital by car you are advised to allow an extra 20 minutes time for parking prior to your appointment. Public transport offers a good alternative for many journeys.

All patient and visitor parking is Pay & Display. Charges apply 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Tariffs are clearly displayed in all public car parks. Remember to bring sufficient change to pay for your parking. For long term parking contact the OCS office.

Frenchay Hospital car parking charges:

  • 0 – 2 hours £2.50
  • 2 – 4 hours £4
  • 4 – 6 hours £6
  • 6 – 8 hours £7
  • 8 – 24 hours £8
  • 7 day ticket £15

Disabled drivers, displaying a blue badge, park free of charge and disabled parking spaces are provided in most public car parks. If there are no available disabled spaces you may park in any space within a public car park free of charge provided that you display your blue badge. Please do not park in staff car parks as only permit holders may park in these areas, particularly as some are barrier controlled and a barrier card is needed to exit them.

Travel Information

To help plan your journey visit Transport Direct.  

By Road

  • From the M4, exit at junction 19 and take the M32 towards Bristol. Frenchay Hospital is situated just off the M32 Motorway.
  • Leave the M32 at junction 1 (signposted Kingswood and Downend) and at the roundabout off the slip road turn left, following signs to Frenchay Hospital (B4058) and Kingswood.
  • At the first set of traffic lights take the right filter lane.
  • Proceed along Frenchay Park Road. The main entrance to the hospital is half a mile along this road on the left hand side.

By Bus

For information on travelling by Bus to Frenchay Hospital visit:

For the most up to date information contact either Traveline 0871 200 2233 or the appropriate bus company.

If you need to travel between Frenchay and Southmead Hospitals the First Bus number 18 service stops outside Frenchay and on Southmead site.

By Train

National Rail Enquiries, 08457 4849 50.
The nearest stations are Bristol Parkway and Filton Abbeywood.

By Bicycle

For information on cycling visit Better by Bike. Cycle racks at Frenchay Hospital are available at various locations including by hospital South entrance, by Redwood Restaurant, by hospital entrance B, Administration and Finance, Physiotherapy, Anaesthetics, opposite Cleft Unit and opposite Macmillan Centre.

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Car Parking Charges

Car Park Charges

  • 0 – 2 hours £2.50
  • 2 – 4 hours £4
  • 4 – 6 hours £6
  • 6 – 8 hours £7
  • 8 – 24 hours £8
  • 7 day ticket £15