Getting to your in-person appointment and outpatient parking

Each hospital has a variety of travel options and parking facilities. Choose a hospital below to find the information suitable for you.

Find your hospital

Please select the hospital you are travelling to below to find directions, parking, useful maps and contact details:

Allowing enough time for your appointment

As parking spaces at our hospital sites are limited, we would ask all patients and visitors to allow plenty of time to park your car and walk the distance to the department you are attending. You may prefer to be dropped off at the main entrances of the hospital or outpatient departments so that you don’t have as far to walk.

To allow enough time to travel, you can book your future appointments at a later time with the outpatient reception staff. Alternatively, contact the department detailed in your appointment letter. Every effort will be made to help you although we may not be able to do this for every request.

Eligibility for ambulance transport

If you have a medical condition that genuinely prevents you from using public transport or your own transport, you may be eligible for patient transport.

Living within Lincolnshire

From 1 July 2023, East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) will take over the non-emergency patient transport service (NEPTS) in Lincolnshire as NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group awarded a 10-year contract to EMAS.

Please contact EMAS NEPTS booking line on 0300 300 3434 for journeys arranged for 1 July 2023 onwards. Bookings can only be arranged no more than seven days before the actual appointment day.

We appreciate your help to ensure the service is used wisely and responsibly. If you no longer require transport or it has been amended, please call 0300 300 3434 to notify EMAS. This is to ensure the crew and resources could instead be used to assist a patient waiting elsewhere.

Please visit the EMAS website to learn more information.

Living outside Lincolnshire

All other patients living outside Lincolnshire should speak to their own GP practice about their transport requirements. Some GP practices also offer a volunteer driver service to transport patients to their outpatient appointments at our hospitals. Please check with your local GP to see if they provide this service.

Parking advice

For more information on parking including fees and concessions, please visit the car parking page for each of our hospital sites.

For more information on travelling to your appointments please visit our community services website.

We offer car and bicycle parking for outpatient appointments at all of our hospitals. Our car parks can become very busy, so it makes sense to make sure you can find a suitable space before you attend your appointment. Blue badge holders are able to park for free.

Blue Badge holders are eligible for free parking. On your first visit, display the clock portion of your Blue Badge in your vehicle and present the photo portion to reception along with your vehicle registration. Once registered you can freely use the hospital’s blue badge and patient and visitor parking while attending appointments or visiting patients without visiting the payment machines. You must display your entire Blue Badge until you leave. If your Blue Badge expires, or you visit in a different vehicle, you will need to visit reception to update your details.

Please ensure that you only come to register you blue badge for parking at the time and date of your appointment.

You only need to register at one of our sites: Boston, Lincoln and Grantham and then this will be valid at all of these sites.

Parking at Louth. Gainsborough, Spalding is free.

If you are attending the Opthalmology clinic at Grantham and District Hospital. that there is a car park near the entrance to the clinic.

Where can I park my car? – United Lincolnshire Hospitals (

Parking at County Hospital Louth

Parking at Grantham and District Hospital

Parking at Pilgrim Hospital Boston

Parking at Lincoln County Hospital

Getting to the hospital

Pilgrim Hospital Boston: You can start planning your journey now by visiting our getting to the hospital page.

Lincoln County Hospital: You can start planning your journey now by visiting our getting to the hospital page.

Grantham and District Hospital: You can start planning your journey now by visiting our getting to the hospital page.

County Hospital Louth: You can start planning your journey now by visiting our getting to the hospital page.

Royal voluntary service

The Royal Voluntary Service may be able to help provide transport for your hospital appointments. The organisation provide a variety of community transport and you can find out more information by visiting the Royal Voluntary Service website, or calling either 01522 300506 or 01522 305313.