Concessionary parking for people with a cancer diagnosis

If you have been diagnosed with cancer and are attending the Royal Free London for appointments related to your diagnosis, you may be entitled to concessionary or free parking.

Please ask your CNS to complete a concessionary parking request form. (A separate form will need to be completed for each site if you are attending different hospitals – Royal Free Hospital, Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital).

To be entitled to an exemption from parking charges you must:

  • have a confirmed cancer diagnosis
  • complete a concessionary parking fequest form for each site you attend
  • received confirmation of exemption

To qualify for exemption from parking charges you will:

  • expect to be attending appointments related to your cancer diagnosis for over 4 weeks
  • having chemotherapy over a period of three months or more

Until you receive confirmation of the parking charge exemption, you will still need to pay for parking, unless you are a blue badge holder, and have registered your badge with the relevant hospital (details of where and how to do this are provided in the main reception area at each hospital or ask for details of how to register at the main reception desk). Once registered, blue badge holders are allowed to park for the first four hours for free, and after then, normal tariffs apply.

At the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, due to limited parking, you can register one vehicle that will bring you to appointments, At Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals you can register up to two vehicles that might bring you to appointments.

You can also request a weekly concession if you have a suspected cancer diagnosis, and are attending multiple appointments in one week. A charge applies for this concession, but at a reduced rate. Your CNS or a Senior Nurse can complete the form for you.

It is your responsibility to be aware of when your exemption period starts and ends. Before concessionary parking is granted and once the exemption period expires, you will be liable for the standard visitor parking tariffs. If you are still having treatment when your exemption ends, you can ask your CNS to complete a further concessionary parking fequest form.

Having concessionary parking confirmed, does not guarantee that a parking space will be available.