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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.


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University Hospital
Clifford Bridge Road

Main hospital telephone number: 024 7696 4000

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)

Sat Nav postcode: CV2 2DX

Due to the demand for spaces in our car parks being high during peak times, we recommend that you arrive with plenty of time before your appointment to find a parking space or consider using public transport where possible.

There are drop-off points near the main hospital entrance and the Women and Children’s entrance which allow for 10 minutes of free parking. Disabled car parking facilities are also available, and are located near the main hospital entrance. When parking, please find a space within the marked bays rather than parking on any pavements or verges.

Blue badge holders attending hospital as a patient or visitor should present their blue badge and registration details to our security officers to register their vehicle as being able to park for free.

Alternatively, you can send your vehicle registration and a photo/scan of your blue badge (please ensure the name and expiry date are clearly visible) to

This registration will remain in place for the duration of the badge’s licencing period. Blue badges belong to the person and are not registered to a vehicle so, if a blue badge holder attends hospital in a different vehicle, they would need to register that vehicle by following the processes outlined above.

Frequent outpatient attenders (those who attend hospital for an appointment at least three times within a month and for an overall period of at least three months) are also provided with free parking. If you think this is you, click here for details.

If you are on a low income you may be eligible for free hospital car parking. Subsidised parking remains in place for Oncology (cancer) patients attending for outpatient intravenous chemotherapy/radiotherapy treatment; renal dialysis patients; parents who stay in hospital overnight to accompany their sick children and those collecting paperwork relating to a bereavement, click here for details.

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) is live across all University Hospital Coventry public car parks. Our car parks no longer issue tickets at barriers and instead read your number plate as your vehicle enters. If you have any queries about of car parks or how to park, please talk to our car park staff.

Payment can be made using cash, card or contactless at one of the payment machines before exiting the car park. You must enter your full, correct registration in order to pay - we recommend taking a photo or writing it down before leaving your vehicle as you arrive.

You can also pay using PayByPhone via their website or downloadable app.
Payment for total stay can be made at any time until midnight on the day of parking.

If paying online:

  • Register or log-in to your account at
  • Enter the location number and the duration of time you wish to park for
  • Finalise your transaction by entering the 3-digit security code on the back of your payment card
  • Visit your account page to quickly add or amend vehicle details, update your payment info or security settings

If paying via the app:

  • Download the app from Google Play or the iOS App Store
  • Enter the location code you wish to park in
  • Add the time duration you wish to park for, check the details and confirm your selection
  • Add more time from wherver you are - simply open to app and add time to your current parking meter
  • There is an additional 30p admin charge for paying via the app

Click here to download full instructions on how to PayByPhone.

Location Code
University Hospital Women's and Children's car park 801317
University Hospital patients and visitors car park 5 801318
University Hospital patients and visitors car parks 8 and 9 801319

Car parking charges are detailed in the table below.

0 - 10 minutes Free
Up to 1 hour £3.80
Up to 2 hours £5.20
Up to 3 hours £6.00
Up to 4 hours £7.10
Up to 5 hours £9.30
Up to 6 hours £11.50
6 hours and over (up to 24 hours) £13.10

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.

When you visit University Hospital you will find that all of our departments and wards are clearly signposted. 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 find it useful to look at our visitor map.

University Hospital was one of the first in the country to introduce a new wheelchair-sharing system.

Eight wheelchairs, free to use for up to 12 hours, are available via a user-friendly station located underneath the ramp to the Emergency Department.

Backed by a 24/7 helpline and on-site maintenance support, the system works in a similar way to hire bikes.

Users need to swipe a debit or credit card to release a chair (no fees are charged) and must return them correctly so they are available for other users.

Each additional hour or part of it after the 12-hour period costs £1. The scheme aims to ensure the wheelchairs are always in the right places at the right time.

The system was created by health-tech company Wheelshare, with the wheelchairs donated by a grateful Coventry family through the UHCW Charity.

For more information on Wheelshare at University Hospital, please refer to the user manual or frequently asked questions.

The Wheelshare support centre, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, is available by telephoning 01747 440916.

Contact us on the main hospital telephone number and a member of the team will be happy to direct your call: 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 Bookings 024 7696 6952
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 8028
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
MRI Bookings 024 7696 7122
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 Bookings 024 7696 6933
Vascular Investigation Unit 024 7696 8212
X-Ray Bookings 01788 663260