Colchester Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester, CO4 5JL
01206 747 474
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Walking and Cycling
There is ample covered cycle parking at the PCC. The PCC is reached by a number of local quiet and off road cycling routes, so if you live locally and are able to cycle, use www.cyclestreets.net to plan your journey or use one of these Colchester cycle maps.
There are bus stops outside the PCC in Turner Road. Get off at the stop before (if you are coming from the town/station) or after the hospital stop (if you are coming from north/High Woods)
Buses that stop outside the PCC are the 8 operated by Arriva, 61 and 65 operated by First, 80 operated by Panther Travel and 84 operated by Chambers.
Park & Ride
The Park & Ride is located off junction 28 on the A12. The hospital stop is a 4 minute bus journey from the Park & Ride. The P&R bus stops on the Northern approach Road at the back of the hospital. The PCC is 0.4 miles from the Hospital Park & Ride stop. Walk via the pedestrian route into the hospital, then turn right and immediately left and walk along the crescent of Victorian brick villas until you reach the PCC. For timetable and fare information visit the Colchester Park & Ride website
Colchester has two railway stations:
- Colchester Rail Station(COL) is 0.7 miles from the PCC. The station has a taxi rank. Buses 8, 61, 65, 80 and 84 run from the road outside the station (see timetable links above). The Park & Ride runs between this train station and the bus stop on the Northern Approach (A134) behind the general hospital (see web links above).
- Colchester Town Station(CET) is 1.9 miles from the PCC. The station does not have a taxi rank. Buses 8, 61, 65, 80 and 84 and the Park & Ride run from the nearby town centre to bus stops near the PCC.
For train information and timetables please visit the National Rail Enquiries website.
By Community Transport
Community transport schemes can help you to travel to the hospital. The services are for elderly and disabled people and for people in rural communities with no public transport.
Please visit Essex County Council’s website for more information.
By non-urgent Patient Transport Service (PTS)
PTS by car or ambulance is for patients whose physical or mental condition means that they are unable to travel in any other way and who require the skills of staff to support them during their journey.
Please visit the East of England Ambulance Service website for further information.
By Car or Motorbike
Parking at the PCC is limited, please consider using the Park & Ride service when possible. The Park & Ride is off junction 28 of the A12.
If you have to drive and are coming from the A12, leave at junction 28. Follow the signs to the hospital taking Via Urbis Romanae, Mill Road and Turner Road. The PCC is just after the hospital on Turner Road. Motorbikes can park for free
To use the patients and visitors car park, drive through the entrance and park up, remembering at least part of your number plate. To pay for your parking, enter part or the whole of your registration number into the ANPR payment machine and select the image of your car which will have been captured by the ANPR cameras on your arrival. You will be then required to pay the fee at your machine for your stay by either cash or card. There is one machine inside and one outside the main entrance doors.
Return to your car and drive to the exit where the exit barrier will let you out.
Visitors may park free of charge for the first 30 minutes in the main public car park or at the drop-off point outside the hospital’s main entrance.
|Up to 1 hour||£2|
Long stay parking tickets for 5 or 7 days are available. Ask the ward or department where you are a patient to provide you with an application form, which must be signed by a member of staff.
Take the completed form, with your car registration number, to the general office to the left of the main entrance (office hours) or to the welcome desk (until 8pm weekdays and 10am-6pm weekends and Bank Holidays)
Disabled and self-driving renal patients can park for free. There are wheelchair access spaces adjacent to the main entrance doors and in the patients and visitors car park.
If you have a blue badge you must take it to the security office, so it can be registered on the parking management system. The security office is located in the main entrance foyer on the left hand side, opposite the reception desk. You will not have to do this again when you park at the PCC, until your blue badge expires as the ANPR system will recognise your number plate when you visit again.
Blue Badge holders must not park on double yellow lines or hatched areas.Back to top