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Plan your journey to ARI

Work underway on new multi-storey car park at Foresterhill Health Campus

Work is now underway on a new multi-storey car park for patients and visitors at the Foresterhill Health Campus. Funded by a generous donation from The Wood Foundation, the new facility will add around 1,000 spaces and include charging points for electronic vehicles.
The existing visitor car park is now closed. 
As planned the adjacent staff tarmac car park has been given over to the construction team and a small number of visitor spaces. Visitor parking will be significantly reduced until the expected project completion due in Autumn 2017. Given the existing pressure on car parking on the site visitors are encouraged to use alternatives such as public transport, parking off site or arranging lifts to and from the campus.
There will be no change to patient parking allocation on the core site e.g. at Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital, the Rotunda entrance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. However it is expected pressure on these spaces will increase during the project. Parking at Foresterhill Health Centre is only for patients attending appointments there.
Anyone looking for advice on their transport options for attending appointments should contact the Transport to Healthcare Information Centre on 01467 536111 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4.30pm).
View a webcam showing the progress being made with the construction of the new multi-storey car park. 

Parking at Foresterhill Health Campus

Link opens in new windowForesterhill Health Campus Site Map (pdf) - shows locations of car parking in and around the site

Parking measures are in place on weekdays between 6.30am and 4pm. However, spaces remain limited so please consider using other methods of transport. At evenings and weekends, you can park in any clearly marked parking space anywhere on the site.
Please take your appointment letter with you. You will need this to access parking in the main hospital site.

There is parking for patients in the following areas:
  • Within the main Foresterhill site (signs show the areas for patients)
  • A very limited number of spaces are available in the staff tarmac car park to the west of ARI (enter this car park from the loop road).
You must only park in the areas designated for patients. If you park inappropriately (for example on the grass or pavement, blocking an entrance or exit, in a restricted area or in any emergency vehicle or ambulance bay) you will receive a Civil Parking Remedy (parking ticket).

The hospital cannot accept responsibility for vehicles or belongings left in hospital grounds. Please do not leave any valuables in your car.

If there are not any spaces on the Foresterhill site, you can use the Aberdeen City Council pay and display spaces on the roads surrounding the site.

Due to the pressure on parking spaces, please do not park in the car park for the duration of your stay in hospital.
However, if this is unavoidable, please let the ward staff know on your arrival so that parking staff can be informed.

Main hospital site

Access to the main site is for disabled badge holders, outpatients with valid appointments, patient drop offs and collections, emergency vehicles and staff only.

You can only enter the main site by showing your appointment letter to the attendant at the barrier. Areas for patients' parking are clearly signposted.

Long term / frequent patients

There are parking bays (marked 'Long Term Patients') for those patients who have to attend frequently, over a long period of time or for continuing treatment. Parking attendants will direct you to these spaces.

Drop off points

If you are being dropped off or collected by a relative or friend there are drop off points (30 minute maximum stay) in the following areas:
  • near the main entrance (spaces are next to the Ambulance entrance which is staff access only)
  • at the Rotunda (revolving door) entrance of ARI
Please note that vehicles parked in drop off areas for more than 30 minutes are subject to a Civil Parking Remedy (parking ticket).

Visitor Parking

Visitors are not permitted to park on the main hospital site between 6.30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Visitors should only use the patients and visitor access only part of the main car park; this is accessed from the "loop road". Parking attendants will be able to direct you.
Visitor parking is for genuine visitors to our hospitals and is extremely limited. We would encourage all visitors to explore other transport alternatives.
A number plate recognition system is in place and anyone found using this car park inappropriately will face a Civil Parking Remedy (parking ticket). All Civil Parking Remedies provide instructions on making payment or submitting an appeal.

Do I have to pay for parking?

There is no charge for parking on the Foresterhill site (there is a charge for the council spaces on roads surrounding the site). 

Disabled parking

Parking for disabled blue badge holders is available near all entrances on the main site. Spaces are clearly marked.  Please make sure that you display a valid blue badge at all times. Parking attendants will ask to see your badge before allowing you access and your badge must belong to you or a passenger in your vehicle.

Blue badge holders must not park on double yellow lines within the complex. This is to allow continual access for emergency vehicles, including fire engines.