How to find us
Papworth Hospital is located in the village of Papworth Everard on the A1198, (the old Ermine Street) and is approximately seven miles south of Huntingdon and 12 miles west of Cambridge. Our address is:
Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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» Information for rail travel
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Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
For complete directions use the Route Planner on the AA website. Our postcode is CB23 3RE (please note that the local postcodes were recoded in September 2006.
Some visitors have informed us that the old hospital postcode, CB3 8RE, may be required by some in-car Sat Nav systems. Please also note that the Papworth Everard bypass, which opened in 2007, does not appear on some newer maps.)
Car parking charges are in place at Papworth Hospital and are subject to periodic review. Patients and visitors will have to display a parking ticket or appropriate permit. Signs around the hospital show you where patients and visitors may park (‘pay and display’). Charges apply from 7.00am to 8.00pm every day.
Current car parking charges:
Up to 3 hours £2.50
Full day £5.00
Weekly ticket (7 days) £15.00, available from the machine
Monthly ticket £30.00, available from main reception
As the machines do not give change, ensure you have adequate change. If you find that you do not have change, you will have to make a purchase from either the gift shop or the Garden Restaurant.
Blue badges must be displayed at all times. Spaces are provided close to entrances to the various hospital buildings and are free of charge.
Whippet Coaches Ltd operates regular daytime services from Cambridge and less frequently from St Ives. Services in the evening are infrequent so it is advisable to make enquiries beforehand.
Tel: 01954 230011 or visit www.go-whippet.co.uk or alternatively the local Cambridgeshire council website.
The nearest railway stations are Huntingdon (20 minutes’ from the hospital by road), St Neots (15 minutes) and Cambridge (30 minutes) but the journey will have to be completed by taxi or bus.
If you are travelling to Papworth Hospital for NHS treatment, you may be entitled to help from the hospital with your travel costs, including parking fees. You or your partner (including civil partners) must produce evidence of the car parking ticket and eligibility for any of the following benefits:
- Income SupportIncome-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
- NHS tax credit exemption certificate
- Low income and named on an HC2 certificate or HC3 certificate
- Universal Credit, and meet the criteria
Travel costs payable are those ‘necessarily incurred’. This means travel by the cheapest means of transport available at the time you travel.
The type of paid travel costs:
- Taxi fares (mileage allowance and supporting documentation required)
- Public transport fares (supporting documentation required)
- Private car (mileage allowance)
- Voluntary car scheme (mileage allowance)
How to Claim Travel Costs
To claim travel costs you or your representative should see the Deputy Patients’ Services Officer in the Patient Reimbursement Office each time you come for treatment. You must bring with you appropriate documentation (within date) showing your entitlement to have travel costs paid (e.g. benefit book, letter of notification of your entitlement).
If you do not bring evidence of your entitlement you will not be refunded on the day. You will have to claim a refund using a HC5(T) form, which will have to send to the appropriate benefit office.
Instructions are provided on the form and are available from Main Reception or download from the NHS Choices Website.
If you need someone to travel with you for medical reasons, you may also get help with your 'escort' costs, providing you are entitled to help with your own costs.
To obtain 'escort' costs, an escort stencil which can be obtained from the Reimbursement Office (next to main reception) or by ringing 01480 364276.
Escort costs are only payable on the completion of this form signed by a senior nurse or doctor on the ward.
Further Advice & Guidance
If you have any queries, ask your nurse to contact our social worker on 01480 364279 or 01480 364631.
Further advice may be found online at the NHS Choices website.
Travelling to and from Papworth Hospital, contact PALS on 01480 364896.
Travel Costs, contact Patient Reimbursement Office on 01480 364276.
Visitors in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits visiting a close relative may be able to receive assistance in the form of a Discretionary Care Grant. Further information about this assistance can be obtained from your local council.