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Getting to Alder Hey

Alder Hey in the Park
Alder Hey is in the West Derby area of Liverpool, a five-minute drive from the M62 and easily accessible by public transport.

You can use Google Maps for directions to Alder Hey.

Finding us and parking

  • The Emergency Department entrance is on Eaton Road (L12 2AP on sat navs)
    • Enter the hospital site from Eaton Road entrance. If you arriving by car, use the drop-off facilities outside the Emergency Department or use theshort stay car park
  • The main entrance and car park is on East Prescot Road (L14 5AB on sat navs)
    • Enter the hospital site from East Prescot Road. If you are arriving by car, use the drop-off facilities outside the entrance or use the multi-storey car park, which has its own entrance to the hospital.

The Emergency Department is also accessible from the East Prescot Road and multi-storey car park entrances by walking through the hospital atrium.

We wish to advise our families that parking rates at Alder Hey will be increasing from Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Charges will now be applied at an hourly rate. Our new payment tariff is outlined below:

0-30 Mins Free
30 Mins – 2 Hours £2.50
2-6 Hours £3.50
6-8 Hours £4.50
8-24 Hours £6.00


This will be the first increase in charges for many years. The new tariff has been increased to enable us to make necessary improvements to our current parking systems and infrastructure within the current financial climate, ensuring that parking on our site is as effective and efficient as possible.

The new system also allows the Trust to offer more flexible parking options for our long-stay patients and frequent visitors, as well as accepting payments with notes and eventually credit/debit cards which is currently not offered. Our patients and visitors will also now be able to park for free for 30 minutes, which we are aware is something many of our families have been asking for.

We will continue to offer long-stay patients a discounted rate for parking. Visitors can purchase a 30 day pass for £30 for one month’s unlimited access or £10 for 10 consecutive days.

Although the charges are increasing, the tariff now brings us in line with the parking charges already in place at other local hospitals. All income generated through parking covers the costs to run and maintain our new multi-storey car park, while the remainder is invested back into hospital services.


Why are the charges being increased?
We have been reluctant to increase parking rates for our families for many years. However, improvements to our current parking facilities have become necessary to enable us to continue to ensure safe and efficient parking on site. We have tried to keep the charges as low as possible and within the rates currently seen at other hospitals in the region.

Where does the money from parking charges go?
The money from parking charges enables us to run and maintain our multi storey car park in the new hospital. The remainder is invested back into the hospital to help fund our healthcare services. 

Are there discounts in place for long term patients?
Yes. A 30 day pass is available for £30 which enables visitors to park as many times as they need within a month. A 10 day pass is also available for consecutive days for £10. These passes can be purchased from the Cash Office, located in the main Atrium of the hospital. 

Are staff charges also being increased?
Car parking charges for our staff will remain the same. They were raised in 2016 following a consultation. Charges vary between £4.55 and £30 per month, depending on pay banding and number of days worked.

Information for visitors with Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

To avoid issues with accessing the multi-storey car park, please use the Eaton Road entrance and park large wheelchair accessible vehicles in the Emergency Department car park.

Information for Blue Badge holders

There are dedicated car parking spaces for Blue Badge holders on each floor of the multi-storey car park. Please ensure a Blue Badge is displayed when parking in a dedicated Blue Badge bay.

Getting the bus

Various bus services stop within a short walk of the hospital. To ensure you are getting the latest information on services we recommend using a Merseytravel timetable to plan your route.


Please be aware – Alder Hey is a no smoking site

Alder Hey is a no smoking site - inside and outAlder Hey in the Park is a no smoking site, that means you can’t smoke anywhere –  inside and outside.

If you want to smoke you have to leave the Alder Hey campus completely and go to the public roads.  If you do smoke on site you will be asked to stop.

If you are a smoker please prepare yourself in advance for not being able to smoke while you are with us.

Exposure to second hand smoke can have serious health consequences for young patients, families and staff and cigarette butts spoil the environment at our new hospital. We thank all our visitors in advance for not smoking on site.

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