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Southmead Hospital Bristol

Southmead Hospital Bristol, Southmead Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS10 5NB

Visiting Times

Southmead Hospital

Brunel building: 10am to 8pm with protected meal times from 12pm to 2pm. Some ward visiting times may slightly differ depending on the clinical condition of those particular patients. Intensive Care Unit & Acute Assessment Unit operate a more flexible system.

Maternity: Partner and own children 10am to 8pm.Other visitors: 2pm to 4.30pm and 6.30pm to 7.30pm 2 visitors plus partner at a time, only children over 13.

NICU: For people other than parents 2pm to 3pm and 6.30pm to 7pm.

The Emergency Department (ED) and Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) is a 24-hour, 7 day a week service providing a comprehensive emergency and minor injuries service. Gate 35, Level 0, Brunel building.

Telephone number: 0117 950 5050

Download  Southmead Hospital Bristol Site Map

Download  Brunel building Atrium map.pdf

  • Please allow enough time to park and make your way to your appointment. There is a free shuttle bus from Beaufort Way multi-storey car park every 10 minutes to the Brunel building, red dots on the ground lead to the bus stop for this service. Please be aware, it can take 15 minutes to walk the length of the Brunel building Atrium. 
  • The pick up & drop off area for the Brunel building is at the Beaufort Way multi-storey car park, from there please take the free shuttle bus.
  • There are yellow dots on the ground which you can follow if you prefer to walk to the Brunel building (approx. 15 minutes' walk to the front entrance, with a gradient).

Download Southmead Hospital Bristol Site Map.pdf

Parking Information

North Bristol NHS Trust has 4 main car parks for patients and visitors to Southmead Hospital Bristol. The Emergency Department and Beaufort Multi Storey car parks are pay on foot which works via automatic number plate recognition and payment by credit card, notes or coins before you exit the car park. The pay station for the Emergency Department is located outside the main ED entrance and for Beaufort Multi Storey on the ground floor and Level 2. Drivers displaying a blue badge may park free of charge in these car parks and should follow the directions at the pay station. The other car parks and on street parking spaces are coins only pay and display, please bring sufficient change to pay for your parking. 

If you are having difficulties parking, particularly in an emergency, please telephone the Parking Team on 0117 414 3334, who will be able to assist you. 

From the Beaufort Multi Storey Car Park, which has 4 levels of parking, to the main entrance of the Brunel building, a free shuttle bus service runs approx. every 10 minutes Monday - Saturday 7am - 9pm, Sunday & bank holidays 9am - 9pm. Follow the red dots on the ground from the main entrance of the car park to the bus stop.

Parking charges apply 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Tariffs are clearly displayed in all public car parks.  For long term parking contact the OCS office, in the Atrium of the Brunel building. 

Southmead Hospital car parking charges:

  • 0 – 2 hours £3
  • 2 – 4 hours £4
  • 4 – 6 hours £6
  • 6 – 8 hours £7
  • 8 – 24 hours £8
  • 7 day ticket £15

Drivers displaying a blue badge may 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 some are barrier controlled exits.

Visitors and patients are requested to use these parking facilities and respect the local neighbours by not parking in adjacent streets. Please be aware that parking restrictions are in place on Kenmore Crescent, Kenmore Grove and Kenmore Drive and parking on these roads is limited to residential permit holders only, Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm.

Travel Information

By Road

From M4

  • M4 junction 19 take the M32 towards Bristol. Leave the M32 at the first exit, (A4174 signposted Parkway).
  • Turn right at the roundabout.
  • Proceed along the dual carriageway.
  • At Filton Hill round about (junction with A38) go straight across onto B4056 Southmead Road.
  • Go straight across the double mini roundabout. The hospital is 250 yards beyond the roundabout on left.

From M5

  • At junction 17 leave motorway towards Bristol (W). Take fourth available exit off roundabout on to A4018 (Cribbs Causeway).
  • Take second available exit off roundabout onto A4018 (Cribbs Causeway).
  • Take first available exit off roundabout on to A4018.
  • Take second available exit off roundabout on to A4018 (Passage Road).
  • Take third available left on to Greystoke Avenue.
  • Turn right at mini-roundabout on to Doncaster Road.
  • Turn left on to B4056 (Southmead Road). Arrive at BS10 5NB

By Bus

For information on travelling by Bus to Southmead Hospital Bristol visit:

  • First Bus0845 602 0156. Buses serving Southmead: 17 Kingswood, 18 Emersons Green, 24 Ashton Vale, 76 Hengrove, 82 Yate.
  • Wessex Connect0117 969 8661. Buses serving Southmead: 501 Avonmouth, 502 Shirehampton, 505 Long Aston P&R, 506 Harbour.

The 18, 82, 501 & 502 services provide 6 buses an hour to and from Bristol Parkway Station. Most services stop right outside the Brunel building main entrance. 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 Southmead Hospital are available at various locations including by hospital main entrance, AOC, Beech Building, Monks Park House and Learning & Research.

Southmead CQC Report

Car Parking Charges

Car Park Charges

  • 0 – 2 hours £3
  • 2 – 4 hours £4
  • 4 – 6 hours £6
  • 6 – 8 hours £7
  • 8 – 24 hours £8
  • 7 day ticket £15

Correct change and coins only.

Free Shuttle Bus

From Beaufort Multi Storey Car Park to the main entrance of the Brunel building, a free shuttle bus service runs approx. every 10 minutes Monday - Saturday 7am - 9pm, Sunday & bank holidays 9am - 9pm. The bus stop is by the main entrance of the car park.


Cashpoints are located at:

  • Level 1, Brunel building, opposite Pharmacy
  • Amigo shop, Level 1, Brunel building