Directions to the Lister
You can get directions to the Lister by clicking on the red balloon on the map above and entering your postcode
Click on the map below to view the Lister hospital site map for navigating your way inside our hospital.
Our new multi-storey car park provides 667 spaces and includes 81 just for blue badge holders. You will receive a chip coin token when you enter the car park and will pay on exit for the time stay. Pay machines are available in the lobby of the car park. Make sure you retain your chip coin once you’ve paid, as you’ll need it to exit the car park.
Multi-storey parking charges
15 minutes drop-off and pick-up free-of-charge
0 to 1 hour £2.80
1 to 2 hours £4.00
2 to 3 hours £5.60
3 to 4 hours £6.10
4 to 5 hours £6.70
5 to 6 hours £7.50
6 to 24 hours £8.30
Concessionary charges (see below for more information)
Weekly parking pass £21.30
Monthly parking pass £23.70
Three-monthly parking pass £35.40
The pay machines do give change and accept credit and debit cards.
Why we charge for parking
The Trust doesn’t seek to make a profit from parking at any of our hospital sites. Any money that we make from car parks goes back into maintaining our parking facilities.
We believe NHS money should be spent on treating patients. If we do not charge for parking, money intended for patient care will have to be used to provide and maintain parking facilities on the site.
The maximum vehicle height within the main car park is 2.1 metres. Where a vehicle higher than needs to park, we ask them to use the ambulance drop off area on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park. This allows them to use the car park by coming through the barriers (which do not have a height restriction) and take a chip coin to pay for their parking. Those making use of this facility should always speak with the attendants in the car parking shop on the ground floor so they know what is happening and to prevent a ticket being issued wrongly.
We have 81 blue badge spaces within the multi-storey car park. They are located on level 4 and above near the lifts with wheelchairs located close by to help provide easy access . Level 6 of the car park has automatic doors to help those with mobility problems.
Blue badge holders will also have to pay the standard hourly rate for parking at the Lister.
We also have a small number of blue badge spaces available on a pay and display basis around the hospital site, for those who might need to park away from the hospital.
There are some public pay and display parking spaces at the Lister, although the majority of these are for blue badge holders. This is because most public car parking is within the multi-storey car park. There is a pick up and set down point and some blue badge parking outside of A&E. Pay and display spaces are available by Strathmore Wing.
Pay and display parking charges
0 to 20 minutes drop-off zones only free-of-charge
Up to 2 hours £3.50
2 to 5 hours £5.50
5 to 24 hours £7.90
We have tickets available from wards and departments for people who are visiting long stay patients or who attend regular appointments:
Weekly £21.30 (available from the pay and display machines)
To find out more information on the availability of concessions please speak to Vinci staff in the parking shop inside the multi-storey car park or contact our facilities team on 01438 285021.
Using the Trust’s wheelchairs
The Trust has a number of wheelchairs available for members of the public to use to help get them, a family member or friend to and from the Lister’s multi-storey car park/hospital main entrance. A bit like supermarket trolleys, these wheelchairs need a £1 coin so that they can be released for use – your £1 is refunded when the wheelchair is returned back for the next person to use.
We have 14, free-of-charge motorbike parking spaces available in the multi-storey car park.
76 covered bicycle racks are available in the following locations:
- Within the multi-storey car park
- Near the Maternity Unit
- Behind the Strathmore Wing
- Under the Treatment Centre
Help and advice on getting to your appointment
If you need help with getting to your healthcare appointment, then you should call Medical Services on:
0300 303 2101.
Calls to the new number will be answered from 8.00am to 8.00pm on weekdays by helpline assistants. They will advise patients who need information about transport to hospital or health appointments, including assessing their eligibility for non-emergency transport (also known as patient transport service or PTS for short). Journeys can be booked between two weeks and two working days in advance. On the day bookings can sometimes be accommodated but cannot be guaranteed.
For transport to NHS Hospitals or clinics in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire:
Patients will be assessed and accessible transport booked for those patients whose medical need or mobility means that they cannot travel by any other means (including family and friends, taxi or voluntary car service).
For transport to hospitals or clinics outside Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire:
Call handlers will provide advice and assistance for these journeys.
Patients should have their NHS number to hand when they book a journey.
Patients who are not eligible for the patient transport service will be advised on alternative door-to-door transport options, such as local voluntary car schemes. Please note that the providers of these schemes usually make a charge for their services.
Patients on low incomes can claim reimbursement under the national Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme. Claims can be made directly on weekdays through the Lister’s cash office or by post using a HC5(T) form.