Getting to Alder Hey Children's Hospital

Getting to Alder Hey Children's Hospital

mapp.pngAlder Hey is in the West Derby area of Liverpool, a five-minute drive from the M62 and easily accessible by public transport.

You can get directions to Alder Hey from Google Maps.

Getting to the Emergency Department

The Emergency Department entrance is on Eaton Road (L12 2AP on sat navs). Enter the hospital site from Eaton Road entrance. If you arrive by car, use the drop-off facilities outside the Emergency Department or use the short stay car park.

The Emergency Department is also accessible from the East Prescot Road and multi-storey car park entrances by walking through the hospital atrium.

Getting to the main entrance and multi-storey car park

The main entrance and car park is on East Prescot Road (L14 5AB on sat navs). Enter the hospital site from East Prescot Road. If you are arriving by car, use the drop-off facilities outside the entrance or use the multi-storey car park, which has its own entrance to the hospital. *Please note* the maximum height for vehicles parking in the multi-storey is 2.2 metres.

Car Parking

Charges to visitors will now be applied at an hourly rate following the new payment tariff below:



0-30 Mins


30 Mins – 2 Hours


2-6 Hours


6-8 Hours


8-24 Hours


However, we will continue to offer long-stay patients a discounted rate for parking. Visitors can purchase a 30 day pass for £30 for one month’s unlimited access or £7 for 7 consecutive days.

Although the charges are increasing, the tariff now brings us in line with the parking charges already in place at other local hospitals.

All income generated through parking covers the costs to run and maintain our new multi-storey car park, while the remainder is invested back into hospital services.

Height restriction for the multi-storey car park is 2.2 metres.

Catkin Building Parking

As of 1st April 2019, patients and families who use our services based in the Catkin Building will be able to use the car park adjacent to it. Families currently using these services will have already been informed of the changes.

To access the Catkin Building car park, turn off Eaton Road (as if you were heading to A&E) and continue straight up until you reach the car park.

*Note* - this car park is for use by patients and families using services based in the Catkin Building only and parking will be monitored.

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

To avoid issues with accessing the multi-storey car park, please use the Eaton Road entrance and park large wheelchair accessible vehicles in the Emergency Department car park.

Blue Badge holders

There are dedicated car parking spaces for Blue Badge holders on each floor of the multi-storey car park. Please ensure a Blue Badge is displayed when parking in a dedicated Blue Badge bay. Please note, all car park users (including Blue Badge holders) are required to pay for on site parking at the hospital.

Public transport

Various bus services stop within a short walk of the hospital, and Broadgreen train station is approximately 1.5 miles away. We recommend using the Merseytravel Journey Planner to find the best route for you.

Claiming Fares and Expenses

Guidance on how to claim back fares and expenses, including information on who is able to claim and what documents you will need to show, can be found here.

Please be aware – Alder Hey is a no smoking site

Alder Hey in the Park is a no smoking site. That means you can’t smoke anywhere –  inside and outside.

If you want to smoke you have to leave the Alder Hey campus completely and go to the public roads.  If you do smoke on site you will be asked to stop.

If you are a smoker please prepare yourself in advance for not being able to smoke while you are with us. Exposure to second hand smoke can have serious health consequences for young patients, families and staff and cigarette butts spoil the environment at our new hospital. We thank all our visitors in advance for not smoking on site.

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