University Hospital

University Hospital Coventry, which was opened in 2006, is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Europe with 1,005 beds, 26 operating theatres and state-of-the-art equipment.

We provide both emergency and elective care and specialise in cardiology, neurosurgery, stroke, joint replacements, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and maternal health, diabetes and kidney transplants. We are also a designated major trauma and cancer centre.

We are immensely proud of our enviable reputation for patient care, clinical teaching and innovation. Our hospital boasts some of the most modern equipment available anywhere in the NHS and we continue to attract internationally renowned specialists to work for us.


 

University Hospital
Clifford Bridge Road
Coventry
CV2 2DX

Switchboard: 024 7696 4000

Sat Nav postcode: CV2 2DX

At peak times the demand for spaces can be high so please allow extra time before your appointment for car parking, we recommend you consider using public transport where possible.

There are drop-off points near the main entrance and the Women’s and Children’s entrance. Disabled car parking facilities are located near the main entrance.

Car parking charges are detailed in the table below. Payment can be made using cash or debit/credit card at one of the ticket machines which are located in the main entrance and near to the car parks.

  Charge
0 - 10 minutes Free
Up to 1 hour £2.70
Up to 2 hours £3.70
Up to 3 hours £4.30
Up to 4 hours £5.20
Up to 5 hours £6.70
Up to 6 hours £8.30
6 hours and over (up to 24 hours) £9.60
 

If you are on a low income you may be eligible for free hospital car parking, click here.

From Coventry City Centre

Follow the A4600 towards the M6 and M69. Turn right at the first roundabout after the dual carriageway onto Clifford Bridge Road. The Hospital is on the left hand side of Clifford Bridge Road.

From the North M6, M69

From the M6 and M69 leave at junction 2 and follow the A4600 towards Coventry City Centre. Turn left at the third roundabout (situated approximately one quarter of a mile past St Mary's Church) onto Clifford Bridge Road (A4082). The hospital is situated on the left hand side of Clifford Bridge Road.

From the South, M40

From the M40 leave at Junction 15 and take the A46 (Warwick bypass) then follow the signs towards the M69, continue along the A46 to the second roundabout on the eastern bypass and turn left onto the B4082. Continue along the B4082 and turn right onto Clifford Bridge Road. Follow this road for three quarters of a mile. The hospital is situated on the right hand side and can be accessed by a signposted slip road.

By Bus

University Hospital has excellent bus transport links. Below is a list of regular bus services that are available to and from the hospital.

  • 1 Brade Drive - Tile Hill North
  • 4 Tesco Arena Retail Park - University Hospital
  • 9/9a University Hospital - Green Lane - Wainbody
  • 16/16a Keresley Village - University Hospital
  • 20A City Centre - University Hospital via Foleshill Road and Bell Green
  • 74 Coventry City Centre - Nuneaton
  • 85 Coventry Rail Station - University Hospital
  • 585 Coventry Rail Station - Rugby (including the Hospital of St Cross)
  • 703/704 Tesco Arena Retail Park - University Hospital
  • 778 Nuneaton - University Hospital
  • X6 Leicester via Hinckley and University Hospital - Coventry

Click here to see live information about bus services leaving University Hospital.

Further information on bus routes to University Hospital can be viewed on the Network West Midlands website.

By Train

Coventry railway station has regular services between Birmingham New Street and London Euston. There are also local services to Rugby, Nuneaton and Northampton.

The station has a taxi rank and there are direct buses to University Hospital via the 9 and 9A services (please check the destination on the front of the bus which will display University Hospital).

Further information on bus routes from the railway station to University Hospital can be viewed on the Network West Midlands website.

By Accessible Transport - Ring and Ride

The Ring and Ride service provides a door-to-door fully accessible bus service for people whose circumstances limit their personal mobility. Ring and Ride operates within the Coventry boundary catchment area which is CV1 to CV6. Please contact Ring and Ride on 024 7660 2177 to register to use the service.

You can find more details on the Ring and Ride website.

By Bike

At University Hospital there are cycle parking facilities outside the following entrances:

  • Main entrance
  • Arden Cancer Centre
  • Women’s and Children’s Entrance
  • Clinical Sciences Building (CSB)

Switchboard: 024 7696 4000

 
Ward Telephone Number
Ward 1 Rehabilitation 024 7696 8218
024 7696 5738
Medical Decisions Unit 024 7696 6218
024 7696 6217
Ward 2 024 7696 5742
024 7696 5743
Ward 3 Rheumatology / Medicine 024 7696 8217
024 7696 5837
Ward 10 Cardiology 024 7696 5637
024 7696 5633
Ward 11 Cardiothoracic 024 7696 5800
024 7696 8226
AMU 1 024 7696 6969
Ambulatory Emergency Care 02476 96 5832
02476 966024
Observation / Assessment 024 7696 6264
Critical Care 024 7696 6556
Ward 14 Adolescents' Ward 024 7696 7433
Ward 15 Infants' Ward 024 7696 7006
024 7696 6595
Ward 16 Children's Ward 024 7696 7224
024 7696 7224
Children's Outpatients Department 024 7696 7215
Ward 20 Gerontology 024 7696 5561
024 7696 5557

Ward 21 Short Stay Surgery

Ward 21 Medicine

024 7696 8232
024 7696 5773

Ward 22 General Surgical Ward

Ward 22 ECU

Ward 22 SAU

Ward 22 Vascular

024 7696 8231
024 7696 5757
Ward 23 Gynaecology 024 7696 7007
024 7696 6587
Ward 24 Maternity (Ante natal) 024 7696 6577
024 7696 8229
Ward 25 Maternity (Post natal) 024 7696 8228
024 7696 7315
Ward 30 Cardiology and Respiratory 024 7696 7675
024 7696 7678
Ward 31 Cardiology and Respiratory 024 7696 7842
024 7696 7844
Ward 32 Head and neck surgery 024 7696 7789
024 7696 7831

Ward 33 Surgery - Gastroenterology

Ward 33 - Urology

024 7696 5378
024 7696 5380
Ward 34 Haematology Unit 024 7696 6114
024 7696 5390
Ward 35 Oncology 024 7696 5528
024 7696 5531
Ward 40 Stroke and age related 024 7696 8328
024 7696 8324
Ward 41 Stroke and age related 024 7696 7817
024 7696 7816
Ward 42 Neurosciences (Neurology and Rehab) 024 7696 7798
024 7696 7802
Ward 43 Neurosciences (Neurosurgery) 024 7696 5330
024 7696 5231
Ward 50 Renal Haemodialysis Unit 024 7696 8256
024 7696 8257
Ward 52 Orthopaedics 024 7696 7738
024 7696 7737

Ward 53 Orthopaedics

Ward 53 MTEC

024 7696 5311
024 7696 5309

Switchboard: 024 7696 4000

 
Department Telephone Number
Arden Cancer Centre 024 7696 7304
Audiology Reception 024 7696 6444
Breast Screening Unit 024 7696 7200
Cancer Backup 024 7696 6052
CT/MRI/ Xray Reception 024 7696 7090
Day Surgery Reception 024 7696 6826
Dermatology Reception 024 7696 6313
Diabetic Centre 024 7696 6006
Dietetic Department 024 7696 6161
Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic 024 7696 7000
Emergency Department Reception 024 7696 6200
Eye Unit 024 7696 6606
024 7696 5273
Fracture Clinic 024 7696 6262
Frailty Hub 02476 96 6025
02476 966026
GP Liaison 02476 96 6223
02476 96 6293
Gynae and Antenatal Clinic 024 7696 7350
Heart Failure Clinic 024 7696 6396
Labour Ward Reception 024 7696 7333
024 7696 7368
Macmillan and Palliative Care team 024 7696 5498
Main reception 024 7696 8215
024 7696 8216
Maternity Reception 024 7696 7421
Maxillo Facial 024 7696 6500
024 7696 6464
Mental Health Unit - Main Reception 024 7696 8100
Neurophysiology Reception 024 7696 5121
Nuclear Medicine 024 7696 8212
One Stop Clinic Endoscopy 024 7696 6809
024 7696 6808
Orthopaedic Outpatients Reception 024 7696 6262
024 7696 6324
Outpatient Rehab Reception 024 7696 5700
Outpatient Suite 1 Reception 024 7696 6363
024 7696 6355
Outpatient Suite 3 Reception 024 7696 6699
024 7696 6342
Outpatient Suite 4 Reception 024 7696 6366
Outpatient Suite 5 Reception Area 024 7696 6392
024 7696 6392 024 7696 6700
Outpatient Suite 7 Reception Office 024 7696 6400
024 7696 6421
Outpatient Suite 11 Reception 024 7696 6461
Children's Emergency Dept Reception 024 7696 6929
Patient Information Library 024 7696 6050
Pharmacy 024 7696 6785
Pharmacy Lloyds (Outpatients) 024 7696 6045
Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy 024 7696 6013
Radiotherapy Reception 024 7696 6354
Special Care Baby Unit Reception 024 7696 6671
Ultrasound Booking Office Reception 024 7696 7121
Vascular Investigation Unit 024 7696 8212
X-Ray Reception / Appointments 024 7696 6300
024 7696 8209

The Trust is currently trialling extended visiting hours between December 2017 and March 2018. The visiting hours at University Hospital are now as follows:

  • Monday to Friday: 6.30pm - 8pm
  • Saturday and Sunday and Bank Holidays: 10am - 9:30pm

We recognise and respect the important role played by families and carers in helping patients recover. Therefore, if you wish to extend your visiting time, or visit outside of the official visiting times, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the nursing team.

We ask that there are no more than two visitors per bed at any one time. This helps us to maintain privacy, dignity and an environment that supports all of our patients to rest and recover. Please ask the nurse in charge in regards to children under the age of 12 years visiting relatives on the ward.

As a carer (and with the patient's permission), your support in the delivery of care will be welcomed and valued. However, we do ask that you work with our ward staff to ensure you have the rest and support you need to maintain your own health and wellbeing whilst your family member is in our care.

All visitors are reminded to use the alcohol hand rub provided when entering and leaving wards.

Visiting hours for the maternity wards

Visiting times for our maternity wards are daily 9.30am-9.30pm for one birthing partner only. Otherwise 7pm to 8pm each day for friends and family. We regret that children are not normally allowed except the parents' own, but please check with ward staff.

When you visit University Hospital you will find that all of our departments and wards are clearly sign posted. Many of our visitors also find our volunteers helpdesk located in main reception very helpful when asking for directions.

Ahead of your visit you may also find it useful to look at an interactive floor plan and print out our floor plans below.