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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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. All patients and visitors parking on the site will need to display a parking ticket or appropriate permit. Signs around the hospital will 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
3-5 hours £3.00
Full day charge £5.00
Weekly ticket £10.00
Monthly ticket £20.00
Tickets are valid for a full 3, 5 or 24 hour period. Time not used by 8.00pm on day of issue will carry forward to the next day.
Weekly/monthly tickets can be purchased from the Car Park and Patient Travel Office, located by the hospital Main Reception. Patients or visitors who attend Papworth Hospital frequently usually find these are more cost-effective than buying shorter-term tickets.
Spaces for blue badge holders are provided close to entrances to the various hospital buildings and these are free of charge. Blue badges must be displayed at all times.
Patients in receipt of income support or one of the other benefits listed in the Help with Health Costs Booklet (available from Main Reception) are eligible for reimbursement of the parking fee, provided they can produce evidence of eligibility and a valid car parking ticket.
*Car parking charges are reviewed annually in September.back to top
Daytime services are operated from Cambridge and St Ives by Whippet Coaches (tel: 01480 463792).
It is advisable to check with the operating company for details of their weekday and weekend services before you plan to visit. Alternatively, you can contact Traveline on 0871 2002233.
The nearest railway stations are St Neots (15 minutes), Huntingdon (20 minutes), Royston (20 minutes) and Cambridge (30 minutes) but you will need to complete your journey by taxi.
For details please contact Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.
Visitors in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits, who are 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. If you have any queries please ask the nurse looking after your relative to contact our social worker on ext 4279 or 4631, or further advice can be found online at the NHS Choices website.
You may be entitled to get help from the hospital with your travel costs if you are receiving certain low-income allowances, eg Income Support, etc. Government leaflet HC11 can be downloaded here and provides full information.
If you have any questions regarding which low-income allowances are eligible or have any queries about the help you can get with your travel costs, please contact the Patient Travel Officer on ext 4276, for advice before you travel.
Travel costs payable are those ‘necessarily incurred’. This means travel by the cheapest means of transport available at the time you need to travel.
The types of travel costs paid are:
- Public transport fares (supporting documentation required)
- A mileage allowance if travelling by private car
- Contributions made towards transport provided by a local voluntary car scheme
NB: Taxi fares will be reimbursed only if there is no other way for you to travel for all or part of your journey.
If you need someone to travel with you for medical reasons, you may also get help with your escort’s travel costs providing you are entitled to help with your own costs.
Escort costs are only payable on the completion of an escort form signed by the doctor or sister on the ward. (Escort forms are available from the Car Parking & Patient Travel Office).
To claim your travel costs you or your nextof kin should see the Patient Travel Officer (situated close to the Main Reception) each time you come for your treatment. You will need to bring with you appropriate documentation showing your entitlement to have your travel costs paid (letter of notification of your entitlement to Income Support).
If you do not bring evidence of entitlement you will have to claim a refund using form HC5 that you will need to send to the appropriate benefit office. The form will tell you what to do. HC5 forms can be obtained from the Car Parking & Patient Travel Office or Main Reception. The Patient Travel Office is open from Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 6pm & Friday: 8.30am to 5pm. A half-hour lunch break is taken between the hours of 12.00pm and 2.00pm depending on demand. Indication will be displayed regarding time of re-opening.
If you are in receipt of any state benefit, eg Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Retirement Allowance, please follow the instructions given in your benefit book under 'Admission to hospital'.
You will need to have your benefit books with you. If you have any queries please ask your named nurse to contact our social worker on ext 4280.