Getting to Mount Vernon

Directions to Mount Vernon

You can get directions to Mount Vernon by clicking on the red balloon on the map above and entering your postcode.

Travelling by car

The above map will take you to the front entrance of Mount Vernon hospital. If you’re using a Satnav, please use the following postcode for the closest entrance to the Cancer Centre, which is off White Hill (WD3 1PZ).

The main hospital postcode (HA6 2RN) leads you to car park A, which is closest to our nuclear medicine department and pathology services for blood tests – for more information, just take a look at our site map.

Car parking

Parking arrangements at the Mount Vernon are the responsibility of the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which operates pay and display car parks at the site.  Please note that the pay machines at Mount Vernon accept coins only and do not provide change where an overpayment is made. People displaying valid blue badges can park in designated bays free-of-charge.

Like many hospitals, on busy days it can be difficult to find a space – so please do allow enough time to park your care when driving to the cancer centre. There is a drop-off area and we have reserved spaces for people with a disability parking permit.

Parking Charges

  • £1 parking is available for patients who have an appointment at the cancer centre. Please collect a token from the car park office in the main hospital entrance. You will need to take with you a copy of your appointment letter and you will need to pay with a pound coin. This parking period covers patients for a 12 hour period.
  • Weekly (£12.00) and monthly (£25.00) are also available from the parking office – but application forms need to be approved by the relevant ward manager

For visitors, car parking charges apply and the machines only accept coins – also no change is given and the machines do not accept notes or credit/debit cards payment. Click here for a full list of parking charges.

By train

The nearest London Underground Tube stations are Northwood, Moor Park or Rickmansworth (all on the Metropolitan line). It takes over half an hour, walking uphill to the cancer centre from the nearest of these, so we recommend our patients take a taxi or a bus from these stations. The Tube pages of Transport for London website can help you plan your underground journeys.

The nearest overground train station is Rickmansworth using Chiltern Railways.
For more information on rail journeys, visit the National Rail Enquires website or call National Rail enquiries on 08457 484 950.

By bus

There are several buses that stop at Mount Vernon hospital. There are buses from Harrow, Ealing and Ruislip. For more information on tubes and buses serving the cancer centre, contact the London Travel Information line on 020 7222 1234 or visit the buses page of the Transport for London website.

Help getting to hospital is available patients who are receiving certain benefits:
Healthcare travel Costs Scheme

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. From 4 March 2017 the number will change to 0208 045 4254.

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 cancer centre’s cash office or by post using a HC5(T) form.

Useful Info

Mount Vernon Cancer Centre
Mount Vernon hospital
Rickmansworth Road
Northwood, Middlesex
HA6 2RN

Telephone 020 3826 2020

MVCC Facebook page

Mount Vernon Cancer Centre