Visiting update

From 1 January 2022, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend adult in-patient visiting in order to help protect our vulnerable patients. Please visit here for more information. 

Patient appointments

As we continue to see a rise in our urgent care admissions, a surge in admissions of Covid positive patients, and workforce shortages created by Covid isolation, some appointments for planned care may need to be delayed.

We will continue to prioritise urgent and emergency care and cancer treatments and we will do everything we can to avoid delaying care. If we need to take the difficult decision to delay appointments, we will contact affected patients directly to let them know. 

If you do not hear from us, please attend as requested in your appointment letter.


Car Parking

Sherwood Forest Hospitals are proud to boast some of the best hospital car parking facilities nationwide. Charging for car parking is a necessary measure to ensure that the cost of providing and maintaining these facilities does not impact on our ability to deliver top quality patient care by diverting resources into subsidising car parking.

Blue badge holders are eligible for free parking at our hospitals. If you are visiting King's Mill Hospital, please visit the main reception when leaving the hospital to collect an exit token. A copy of your blue badge will be taken for future visits.

King's Mill Hospital Car Parking

Help With Parking Costs

Patients who are on low income needing NHS treatment, who have been referred to the hospital by a doctor, consultant or dentist may be able to recover the costs of car parking through the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme. To claim a cash refund you should take proof of qualifying benefit, appointment letter and car parking ticket to the General Office at the hospital. Full details of the scheme can be obtained from the General Office or the Department of Health web site