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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 Medical 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

Take a virtual walk through the Atrium of the Brunel, see where you can check in for your outpatient appointment and find where the gates are located throughout the building. 


  • Please be aware, it can take 15 minutes to walk the length of the Brunel building Atrium. There is a motorised buggy available which seats six. 

Download Southmead Hospital Bristol Site Map

Parking Information

Patients and visitors can now use the new multi-storey car park and you can walk directly into the main hospital atrium from the car park. All public parking areas are detailed on the Southmead Hospital Bristol Site Map.

Some of our car parks are pay and display, some are pay on foot. With pay on foot you pay by credit/debit card, notes or coins when you return to the car park. Parking charges apply 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Disabled drivers displaying a blue badge park free of charge. Disabled bays are provided in all public car parks. If there aren't any disabled bays available, you can park in any public car park space free of charge as long as you display your blue badge. Blue badge holders are not permitted to park on double yellow lines anywhere throughout the site.
For long term parking options, visit Security Travel and Parking or call 0117 414 3334. 

If you are having difficulty parking, particularly in an emergency, please telephone the Parking team on 0117 414 3334, who will try to assist you. 

Southmead Hospital car parking charges:

  • 0 – 2 hours £3
  • 2 – 4 hours £4.50
  • 4 – 6 hours £6.50
  • 6 – 8 hours £7.50
  • 8 – 24 hours £9
  • 7 day ticket £25

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 Bus

Southmead Hospital is served by approximately 16 regular bus services stopping on site outside the main entrance to the Brunel building or very close by, making it easier than ever to travel here by bus.

Use the interactive map below as a guide to help you locate the bus services available in your area. (Please note this map does not indicate actual bus stops and is not an exhaustive list).

Click on the Google Maps Menu Item icon below to view a list of locations by A-Z.

Visit Traveline for a more detailed route plan of your journey which include bus times and route maps.

Download the Travelwest Bus Checker app to find your nearest bus stops, real time information on your next bus and detailed route maps.

For more information about bus services in your area, visit your local bus services website. 


Cycle parking is provided and detailed in the Southmead Hospital Bristol Site Map. You can plan your route on CycleStreets. Spare locks and emergency repair kits are available in the Security Travel and Parking office, Brunel building, Level 1.


The nearest stations are Bristol Parkway, Filton Abbey Wood and Temple Meads. Each station has bus connections to the hospital. At Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway you can hire a Brompton bike to cycle to the Hospital. For more information visit www.bromptonbikehire.com


Motorcycle parking is free and parking areas are outlined on the Southmead Hospital Bristol Site Map.

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

Southmead CQC Report

Car Parking Charges

Car Park Charges

  • 0 – 2 hours £3
  • 2 – 4 hours £4.50
  • 4 – 6 hours £6.50
  • 6 – 8 hours £7.50
  • 8 – 24 hours £9
  • 7 day ticket £25

Free Shuttle Bus

A free shuttle bus service is available from the Beaufort Multi-Storey Car Park to the main entrance of the Brunel building, and if required Women’s and Children’s Health Central Delivery Suite or Pain Clinic, please inform the driver and you will be dropped off accordingly. The service runs approximately every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday 7am to 9pm and Sunday 9am to 9pm. The bus stop can be found by the main entrance to the car park. For your return journey please go to the bus stop at the front of the Brunel building or ask a member of staff to contact the security/parking office who will arrange for the bus to pick you up from Central Delivery Suite or Pain Clinic.


Cashpoints are located at:

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