Travel and Parking

Conquest Hospital

If you are a patient, before setting out for the hospital, please ensure that you know which clinic or department you are coming to. This information will be on your appointment letter. Please also bring this letter with you to your appointment

If you are visiting someone on a ward, please check which ward they are on, and the relevant visiting hours. If you are unsure please call the hospital on (01424) 755255.

Map

Maps are available from main reception and at entrances, showing the hospital levels, wards and departments. You can also download and print off this PDF map from here.

Travelling by public transport

For more information about bus, train and coach travel in East Sussex, visit the county council website

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There are bus shelters in and around the Conquest Hospital. The main shelters are near to the front entrance, and there are bus shelters in the lay-bys immediately outside on The Ridge.

For the latest bus information please check with the local bus companies.

Stagecoach

Renown

Hastings Rail Station is the closest main line station at approximately three miles to Conquest Hospital.

Main line trains from London Charing Cross (direct), and London Victoria (via Eastbourne) run regularly to Hastings.

However Battle Rail Station could be considered as an alternative as it is also approximately three miles from Conquest Hospital, but it is not a main line station and does not have the same frequency of trains stopping.

Visit the Network Rail Website for information on train timetables

Travelling by car

Conquest Hospital is on the B2093 The Ridge. When arriving at the main vehicle entrance the main public car park (pay on foot) is on the left. An additional car park is on the right next to the Richard Ticehurst Surgical Unit (pay and display).

There are some other spaces outside of the Hydrotherapy pool, the Medical Outpatients entrance and the Egerton entrance. These spaces are mainly for people with blue badges.

Patients or visitors may be taken to or collected from the main entrance at drop off points, but cars cannot wait in these areas.

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The main public car park is pay-on-foot and the rest are pay-and-display. The following parking charges apply:

  • 0 minutes up to 30 minutes – Free
  • From 30 minutes up to 1 hour – £1.60
  • 1 hour up to 2 hours – £3.00
  • 2 hours up to 3 hours – £4.50
  • 3 hours up to 4 hours – £6.00
  • 4 hours up to 5 hours – £7.30
  • 5 hours up to 6 hours – £8.80
  • 6 hours up to 12 hours – £10.20
  • 12 hours up to 24 hours – £15.80
  • Lost tickets charged at £15.80 per day (24 hours)

Discounted tickets available from the car park office in the main car park:

  • 5 day – £20.00
  • 7 day – £26.60
  • 14 day – £37.30
  • 30 day – £45.30

Exemptions currently apply to:

  • Blue badge holders – free parking in designated blue badge bays (maximum stay 3 hours)
  • Patients attending cancer/oncology clinics and their relatives (national MacMillan guidelines)
  • End of Life Care relatives (bereavement)

For more information about concessions or the parking system please contact the Parking Office:

Conquest Hospital parking office – Tel: (01424) 755255 ext: 7235 or mobile 07826 533156.

Registered disabled badge holders can park free of charge for a maximum of 3 hours, in the designated blue badge parking bays, when displaying a valid blue badge in the car windscreen.

Blue badge holders who park in our pay-on-exit car parks or pay-and-display car parks will be required to pay the full parking charge.

We have provided designated disabled parking bays close to the hospital entrances.

Walking

Directions from Hastings Town Centre to Conquest Hospital

Starting from Queens Road, next to Priory Meadow Shopping Centre. Travel east along Queens Road until you reach a Roundabout.

Cross to go straight ahead or the second exit into St Helens Road. Travel along St Helens Road (Alexandra Park is on the left) until you reach the turn off for Parkstone Road which is on the right.

Turn right and travel up Parkstone Road until you reach the junction with Hillside Road at the top. Turn left into Hillside Road and travel along until you reach the junction with The Ridge.

Turn left onto The Ridge and travel along until the Roundabout. Turn left or the first exit into the grounds of Conquest Hospital.

Help with travel costs

If you are referred to our hospitals for NHS specialist treatment or diagnostic tests by your doctor, dentist or other health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS).

You should take your travel receipts, appointment letter or card, and proof that you are receiving one of the qualifying benefits to the cashier’s office to claim your travel costs:

The Cashiers officer is located on Level 4 – the office is open Monday to Friday – 9.00am to 1.00pm

The Department of Health has produced a useful leaflet:

You can also find more information on the NHS Choices website