Travel Information

  • How to reach the hospital by car

    The Hospital is signposted from Junction 25 of the M5, and is accessible from Wellington Road and Parkfield Drive.

  • Nearest Car Park and Car Parking Charges

    Cedars Multi Storey Car Park on the Hospital site (TA1 5DA)

    Free for parents when their baby is receiving Care on the Neonatal Unit. Please ask the staff for a Car Parking Form.

    Visitors:

    • 0 to 1 hours    £1.80
    • 1 to 2 hours    £4.40
    • 2 to 4 hours     £7.10
    • 4 to 24 hours   £11.50

    Lost Ticket        £11.50

  • Nearest Bus Stop

    Outside the Queens Building (A&E)

    PR1 connects Gateway Park and Ride at Henlade (TA3 5LU) and Silk Mills Park and Ride (TA1 5AA) with the Town centre and the Hospital. Buses run every 15 minutes.

    The number 9 bus runs between the hospital (stop outside the Queens Building by the helipad), and Taunton Bus Station every 20 minutes.

     https://www.firstgroup.com/somerset/routes-and-maps/tauntons-park-ride 

  • Nearest Railway Station

    Taunton Railway Station (TA1 1QW) about 2 miles from the Hospital

  • Local Taxi Numbers

    A1 Apex Taxis:  0800 1699973

Hosptial Services

  • General Amenities

    Cash machine situated in the Jubilee Building Concourse outside Marks and Spencer.

    Post Box situated along the main corridor in the Old Building

  • Refreshment Facilities

    Somerset Larder, outside Jubilee Building

    Opening hours Monday – Friday 7:30-3:30

     M&S Simply Food, Concourse

    Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 7am to 8.30pm.

                                 Saturday and Sunday 7.30am to 8.30pm

    M&S Cafe, Concourse

    Opening hours: Mon to Fri 7am to 7pm.

                                 Sat and Sun 9am to 5pm

    Costa Coffee, Duchess Building

    Opening hours: Mon to Fri 7am to 7.30pm

                                Sat and Sun 9.30am to 6.30pm

    Vending machines for hot and cold food and drink at various locations.

  • Other Shops on Site or Nearby

    League of Friends Shop, Duchess Building

    Opening hours: Mon to Fri 8.15am to 8pm

                                 Sat and Sun 2 – 4pm

                                 Closed Bank Holidays

     Tesco Supermarket, Wellington Road (8 minutes’ walk)

    Opening Hours: Mon to Sat 6am to midnight

                                 Sunday 10am to 4pm

  • Laundry Facilities

    Washing and drying service on the Neonatal Unit for is available for resident parents

  • Religious and Spiritual Support

    Chaplaincy Services supporting all denominations

    Tel: 01823 342515

    chaplains@somersetft.nhs.uk

    The Chapel is in the Duchess Building on Level 1.

  • Parent and Family Liaison Services

    Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS) is a free and confidential service that is here to help when you need advice, have concerns or don’t know where to turn. Our aim is to agree the best way forward to deal with a problem and get it resolved quickly – if possible on the spot . 

    Block 51 (near M&S). Open: 08.30 – 16.30 Monday to Friday

    Tel: 01823 343536

    pals@somersetft.nhs.uk

  • Interpreting Services

    Communication Support for sensory impairment (ie British Sign Language) or for those whose first spoken language is not English.

     We have arrangements in place for supporting both face-to-face and telephone-based interpretation and the translation of written information.

    We can offer you Translation of helpful leaflets in large print and other formats.