Getting to Mount Vernon

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Directions to Mount Vernon

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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 with a valid blue badge can park in the designated bays. Pay and display tickets cost £1 and are available from the ticket machines situated in the areas designated for disabled parking. 

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 near gate one or the iPoint near the main reception near gate three. 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. Some machines only accept coins (no change given) and others will accept credit/debit cards. 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

Non-emergency patient transport is run by the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust. For bookings and queries, please call 0345 6051208 (Monday to Sunday, from 8.00am to 6.00pm). 

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

Telephone 020 3826 2020

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