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If you’re reading this then it’s more than likely that you have recently been employed by Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust or are considering applying for a job with us. Some of the many things on your mind will be: ‘how can I travel to work?’, ‘Will there be somewhere to park my car?’ ‘What public transport is available?'
Click on the tabs below for more information on the types of travel and facilities available. If your question is not answered here please email  Dhft.travelplanning@nhs.net
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At Derby Teaching Hospitals we have staff car parks at both the Royal Derby Hospital and London Road Community Hospital. There are around 2,000 staff car parking spaces at the Royal Derby Hospital and just over 200 at London Road Community Hospital.

However, as part of our Travel Plan we are committed to reducing the number of single occupancy car journeys made to work by our staff. Staff who work shifts, or need the spaces for clinical reasons, have priority when requesting car parking permits.

There is no need to worry though, because of our hospitals’ locations and good connections with public transport, there are alternative ways to travel to work.

Why not give them a try?

Did you know? 
  • 20% of our staff live within a 3km walk of the Royal Derby Hospital site.

  • 28% of staff live within a 5km cycle ride of the Royal Derby Hospital site.

  • 43% of staff could travel by bus to the Royal Derby Hospital within 45 minutes, door-to-door.

 Electric Charging Points

You can charge your electric vehicle at our Electric Car Charging Points located in the Staff Manor Car Park. The charging point is free for staff to use with a valid car parking permit but you will need to be a member of Charge your Car. 

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  • The Trent Barton Royal Derby bus links the Royal Derby Hospital, with London Road Community Hospital, Derby Train Station and the city centre. It runs every 12/15 minutes.



    • There are numerous bus services that frequent the Royal Derby Hospital site, Trent Barton’s Royal Derby, V1, Mickleover,  Arriva 5/5A,  Notts and Derby’s 35; and the jointly operated Arriva Midlands and Trent Barton X38 service. Visit www.arrivabus.co.uk or www.trentbarton.co.uk for more information.


    • A number of different discounts are available, including Trent Barton’s Mango card which offers 15% off single cash fares or 'Super Commuter' annual staff bus pass or Arriva's 'Employee Travel Club'.


    • Bus services from the Royal Derby Hospital to Derby city centre also stop on Uttoxeter Road near Aldi.


    • An annual travel incentive week is held in the May to promote public transport. During the week there are prizes to be won, discounts available and information about the public transport that serves our hospitals.
  • Lockable and covered bike storage (with £10 refundable key) and free ‘Pod’ storage are available next to the main entrance at the Royal Derby Hospital, as well as various cycle hoops around the site.


  • Lockable and covered bike storage (with £10 refundable key) is available for staff to use at the main entrance at London Road Community Hospital, as well as various cycle hoops around the site.


  • Changing rooms and showers with lockable lockers and a coded entrance are available at the Royal Derby Hospital and the London Road Community Hospital.


  • Get actively involved. Our Bike User Group meets on a quarterly basis to discuss ideas of how we can promote and encourage staff to cycle to the hospitals. We have representatives from Derby Cycle Group. If you want to come to our next meeting please email andrea.shaw3@nhs.net .


  • Regular Cycle Users Car Parking Permits.  Staff that regularly cycle to work and don’t have a car parking permit would automatically qualify for twelve free car parking entries to the Manor Car Park. This can be upgraded to 24 entriesfor an annual payment of £24 and 48 entries for an annual payment of £48. The transponders are not valid for any other car parks (including car park 6A) and are valid for twelve months from the date issued. There will be a £15 deposit (refundable on return of transponder). This service can be utilised by on call staff that cycle to work but prefer to use their car when providing an on call and out of hour’s service.


  • The Cycle 2 Work salary sacrifice scheme is available to Trust staff and there are discounts at local suppliers.


  • There is an annual Cycle 2 Work awareness week with prizes, discounts, and cyclist’s breakfast.


  • Undercover parking is available outside the main entrance to the Royal Derby Hospital and Car Park 2 at the Kings Treatment Centre.


  • There are 68 free motorcycle parking space  in designated areas at the Royal Derby Hospital.


  • There are 17 free motorcycle parking spaces in designated areas at the London Road Community Hospital


  • Helmet storage available in changing rooms at the Royal Derby Hospital and London Road Community Hospital, as well as showers and lockable lockers. There is a coded entrance to the changing rooms. For more information email dhft.travelplanning@nhs.net


  • Annual awareness week with prizes, discounts from local suppliers and a biker’s breakfast.

  • Available to Trust and non-Trust staff who currently hold a valid Derby Teaching Hospitals Car Parking Permit or are on the waiting list for when a space becomes available at the Royal Derby Hospital.


  • You can save at least 50% on your car parking fees through joining Parking Partners and car sharing with one other person. You can share with a maximum of four people.


  • Dedicated spaces at the Manor Car Park for staff on the Parking Partners scheme.






Travel booklet 2018-2019
Travel booklet 2018-2019
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Car Parking Policy