Southmead Hospital

Southmead Hospital Bristol

Southmead Hospital
Southmead Road
BS10 5NB
United Kingdom

Our hospital is extremely busy

Please only attend our emergency department if you have a serious or life-threatening condition, if you are unsure where to go call NHS 111.

If you have a friend or family in our hospital who is ready to be discharged, please speak to the ward to see how you can help them return home as soon as possible. 

Visiting times

Southmead Hospital

Visitors are permitted anytime, with a limit of 2 visitors at the bedside at any one time.

Please do not visit a patient in hospital if you feel unwell. This includes symptoms of Covid-19, sickness, diarrhoea, fever, sore throat or flu.

Read our full visitor policy here.

Telephone number: 0117 9505050

Southmead Hospital Site Map


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.

Virtual tour

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. 

Travel information

By Bus

Southmead Hospital is served by over 12 bus services which stop either on site outside the main entrance to the Brunel building, or very close by, making it easier than ever to travel to and from Southmead by bus. 
For quick and easy route planning, visit


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. National Rail Enquiries, 03457 484950

At Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway you can hire a Brompton bike to cycle to the Hospital. For more information visit

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

Parking information

Parking on site at Southmead hospital is limited so, if possible, please consider alternative methods of transport.

General information

  • Parking charges apply 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Parking on double yellow lines is not allowed, including blue badge holders.
  • The Brunel multi-storey, Gloucester House, Emergency Department and Women & Children's car parks are designated public/patient parking areas. They are pay on foot or pay by phone using the Trust parking app. You can download Trust Parking app via iTunes at or Google Play at

Brunel multi-storey – Public / patient parking only

  • Patient drop off bays are available inside the Brunel multi-storey car park and outside the Emergency Department where you can park for up to 30 minutes free of charge.
  • There is a patient waiting room located next to the drop-off bays in the Brunel multi-storey.

Monks Park – Public / patient parking only

  • Monks Park car park is pay and display.
  • This car park will be closed from 27 November 2023 due to construction and developments.

The Beaufort Way car park - Staff only

  • The Beaufort Way car park is barrier controlled as it is staff only.

Blue Badge holders

  • Blue badge holders can park free of charge. Blue badge / disabled parking bays are provided in all public car parks. You will need to enter your vehicle registration and blue badge number in app on using the machine. If there aren't any blue badge / disabled bays available, you can park in a public car park space free of charge as long as you display your blue badge.

Motorcycle parking


  • All women in active labour at the Mendip Birth Centre or the Central Delivery Suite (CDS) and their partners, can benefit from free parking. Ask your midwife for details.

For long term parking options or if you are having difficulty parking, particularly in an emergency, please telephone the Parking team on 0117 4143334, who will try and assist you.

Southmead Hospital car parking charges

  • 0 – 30 minutes £0.00
  • 31 minutes – 2 hours £3.70
  • 2 – 4 hours £5.50
  • 4 – 6 hours £7.50
  • 6 – 8 hours £8.50
  • 8 – 24 hours £10.00
  • 7 day ticket £30.50

Please respect our local neighbours by not parking in adjacent streets. Be aware that there are parking restrictions on many of these roads with parking limited to residential permit holders only, Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm.

Southmead CQC Report


Cashpoints are located at:

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

Plan Your Journey

Discover your best options for travelling to our hospitals. The journey planner provides the walking, cycling and public transport options available to you.



Card-only payments

The Pharmacy in the Brunel building, Gate 12, Level 1, only accepts card payments for prescription charges and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines.

For those unable to pay by card, the nearby Cashier’s Office can help with handling cash payments. Some OTC medicines are also available to purchase using cash payments at the Amigo shop near the Brunel building's main entrance.

For more information about our Pharmacy, including opening times, please visit

Changing Places Toilet Facility

Watch to see how to find the Changing Places Toilet facility in our Brunel building.