020 8401 3000.
Croydon University Hospital
530 London Road
Tel: 020 8401 3000
Purley War Memorial Hospital
856 Brighton Road, Purley
Tel: 020 8401 3000
Croydon Community Health Services Lennard Road
12-18 Lennard Road
Tel: 020 8274 6300
Sickle Cell Thalassaemia Centre
316 - 320 Whitehorse Road
Tel: 020 8251 7229
Most wards allow visiting between the hours of 2pm and 5pm and again between 6pm and 8pm, but please ask the ward sister or charge nurse if you want visitors at other times and we will try to arrange it as long as it does not interfere with your care of the care of others in the ward.
All our wards offer a “protected mealtimes” system where disruptions and distractions during the main mealtimes are kept to a minimum to allow patients time to eat undisturbed. If you are visiting a friend or relative during mealtimes you will be asked to either help them with their meal or, if you are unable to do this, to leave the ward until the meal is over.
We know that having visitors can help someone’s recovery but we also need to respect the privacy and dignity of all our patients. Unless there are special circumstances we ask that you keep to just two visitors per patient at any one time please.
Noise levels should be kept to a minimum, to enable all patients and visitors to enjoy their time together and also to allow other patients to rest.
Please do not sit on beds as this can lead to cross infection.
Parents and guardians, please remember it is your responsibility to supervise your children at all times. Do not allow them to run around.
Wi-fi access Wi-fi is available for our patients and visitors. For more information visit our free wi-fi page.
Nearest train station: West Croydon. 15 minutes walk
Buses: 198, 64, 60, 109, 250
We have about 400 car parking spaces at Croydon University Hospital, with several car parks for patients and visitors, and others set aside for staff.
We are increasing the number of disabled parking spaces available at the hospital from 15 to 19 spaces. This will increase further to a total of 21 when our new Emergency Departments opens later in the year.
There are no car parking charges for Blue Badge holders who park in the disabled bays at Croydon University Hospital. However, if the disabled spaces are in use and Blue Badge holders park in other car spaces on the hospital site, please be aware that hourly parking charges will apply.
Parking on yellow lines is not permitted.
There are drop-off zones near the main entrance, maternity, the Woodcroft Road entrance and day surgery. These offer free parking for 10 minutes.
All other car parking is charged at the following rates. These charges are in line with neighbouring NHS Trusts:
0-1 hour £3.00
1-2 hours £4.80
2-3 hours £6.50
3-4 hours £8.00
4-5 hours £10.00
5-24 hours £12.00
Our parking machines accept debit/credit card payments or small change and will require you to enter your car registration number.
If you are visiting someone who is seriously ill and likely to be in hospital for a long time, please speak to the nurse in charge of the ward who can make arrangements for you to obtain a weekly permit at a cost of £10.
Special permits are also available for families of children attending the Dolphin Unit and birth partners of women in labour.
There are separate arrangements handled on a case by case basis for people with long term conditions such as cancer and those who are delayed due to clinic overruns. Please enquire.
Revenue generated from parking charges is used to pay for car park maintenance, management of the service and travel plan initiatives. All profits are reinvested into clinical services.
We use security guards and CCTV cameras to monitor the car parks and visitor and patient safety. In 2017, we were awarded a Safer Parking Award by British Parking Association. We also hold an Award of Excellence issued by the Disabled Parking Accreditation. This will next be reviewed in December 2018.