Car parking

The Trust operates paid parking on its sites. Spaces are limited and there is no guarantee of a space. You are advised to allow plenty of time to find a parking space.

City Hospitals Sunderland operates paid car-parking system to keep cark parks available and secure. Spaces are not guaranteed and you are advised to allow plenty of time to find a parking space.

Sites and parking availability

Sunderland Royal Hospital

Dedicated parking for patients and visitors is available at Chester Wing and Hylton Road car parks. You are also welcome to park in any car park space which is not labelled "staff only". A parking map is available here.

Sunderland Royal Hospital parking.pdf (723KB)

Sunderland Eye Infirmary

There are also dedicated patient and visitor spaces at Sunderland Eye Infirmary. The car park is immediately on entry to the Infirmary's grounds off Queen Alexandra Road with overflow parking available behind the main building.

Parking charges

Up to 20 minutes


Up to 1 hour


Up to 2 hours


Up to 4 hours


Up to 24 hours


Weekly pass


Blue badge holders

FREE when you register your details. Do by completing the online blue badge registration form, contacting security at Sunderland Royal Hospital Main Entrance on Kayll Road (B level) or using one of the dedicated telephone facilities situated at all main entrances immediately after parking.

Blue Badge holder registration from

If you use more than one vehicle, please register each vehicle.

How to pay

We have a new ‘pay on exit’ system at Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland Eye Infirmary and at The Children’s Centre on Durham Road, making it much simpler for you to pay for parking at the end of your visit. If you are a regular visitor you may wish to purchase a discounted monthly permit.

The new ‘pay on exit’ kiosks will be situated near to all main entrances on the Sunderland Royal site, as well as at Sunderland Eye Infirmary and The Children’s Centre on Durham Road. Using the latest touch screen technology, you will be given multiple payment options, including the ability to pay by coins and notes, or to pay by card or contactless.

You will be asked to input your registration details. If you input them incorrectly please contact security immediately at Main Reception, Kayll Road.

Parking Charge Notice (PCN)

Cars not parked in an authorised bay or parked without paying the correct tariff or permit will be issued with a PCN. There is a facility to pay your parking fees on exit from the car park.


Car parking is monitoring using the ParkingEye system. It utilises number plate recognition technology to capture the number plates of all vehicles entering and exiting the City Hospitals Sunderland sites. Photographic evidence is then coupled with the timing of the vehicles within the car parks, as well as any payments made using the pay machines or Pay by Phone services, resulting in an accurate picture of car park usage. Parking charges are generated and issued to those motorists parked inappropriately or who are in breach of terms and conditions, such as non-payment.

Sunderland Royal Hospital

Kayll Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR4 7TP

Tel: 0191 565 6256

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Sunderland Eye Infirmary

Queen Alexandra Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR2 9HP

Tel: 0191 565 6256

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