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Getting to the Nightingale Building and The Captain Sir Tom Moore Building

Online maps, transport and parking information.

The Nightingale Building (formerly known as Halton Hospital) in Runcorn is easily accessed by road being close to the North West motorway network. The hospital is located to the south of Runcorn just off the A533 Whitehall Expressway close to the M56 Motorway.We are within 30 minutes driving time from the cities of Manchester, Liverpool and Chester. The Captain Sir Tom Moore Building (formerly known as Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre) and Halton Education Centre is on the same site.

The postcode for the main The Nightingale Building site is WA7 2DA.

The postcode for The Captain Sir Tom Moore Building is WA7 2HH.

public-transport.jpg‚ÄčThe hospital campus is well served by public transport links. We work closely with the local councils to develop links to the hospitals. For information on all services call the national Traveline number on 0871 200 22 33 which can provide you with all public transport information you will need. Or use the Traveline Journey Planner to plan your journey to the hospital from your current location by clicking here.

The Halton Borough Council travel and transport web page has a range of information on the travel links to The Nightingale Building (formerly known as Halton General Hospital.) There us a bus stop opposite the main entrance (please note that this stop is around a 10 minute walk through the main hospital to The Captain Sir Tom Moore Building (formerly known as Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre)).

For bus services to the hospital please see Services 1, 2, 3A, 3C, 14, 20, 20A, 61, 62, 79C, 82A, 110 and X1 on the bus timetables page of their website which shows all the main pick up points for services.

Runcorn East is the closest railway station to the hospital (approximately a 10 min bus journey). From Runcorn East use Service 1 to reach the Hospital.

Services 14, 61, 62, 79C, 82A and 110 operate between Runcorn Mainline Railway Station and The Nightingale Building (formerly known as Halton Hospital) (approximately a 20 min journey).

Locations of our patient and visitor parking areas

At The Nightingale Building (formerly known as Halton General Hospital) there are two main parking areas:

  • On Hospital Way before and opposite the Entrance 1 main entrance (best for the Delamere Centre and Outpatients)
  • A larger parking area opposite Entrance 2 and the Minor Injuries Unit (best for visiting the main wards).

At the Captain Sir Tom Moore Building (formerly known as Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre) there is a parking area directly in front of the centre.

All patient car parks are clearly sign posted.

Car parking charges and number plate recognition

Our car parks are controlled by a system that uses an automatic number plate recognition to record vehicle registrations which is transmitted to the parking pay machines. 

Machines are located in and around the main entrance areas to the hospitals and you need to input your vehicle registration number into the machine. If using the parking pay machines, you must pay on exit, as the system will hold information on how long you have been parked for. The machines accept cash, card or contactless payments. 

You can now also pay for parking at Halton Hospital using a mobile payment app called ‘Trust’ and must make payment by midnight on the day of your visit. This can be downloaded via the Apple Store or from Google Play. Information about the app will be displayed on car parking signage on patient and visitor car parks at Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


The first 40 minutes on site are free of charge (ie from entering the site to leaving) and means visitors and patients are allowed to park for this initial period without making payment. This is to support visitors dropping off friends or relatives and accompanying them into the hospitals as well as patients who are visiting for quick pre-arranged tests, collecting prescriptions or making other quick visits.

The standard parking charges from April 2024 are: 

  • First 40 minutes - Free
  • Up to 2 hours - £3.00
  • Up to 4 hours - £4.00
  • Up to 6 hours - £5.50
  • Up to 24 hours - £6.50

For periods over 24 hours saver passes are available from the Cash Office.

All visitors (excluding blue badge holders) must pay for parking but there are a range of concessions which are outlined elsewhere on this page. 

Not paying for parking on exit or by midnight of the day of the visit, if using the app, could mean you are subject to receiving a parking charge notice from our parking company Group Nexus.

If a patient is likely to be kept in the hospital over 24 hours and their car is left on site, the daily charges of £6 will need to be paid to avoid receiving a fine or make arrangements with the cash office for a weekly saver pass.

We offer a range of concessions on car parking charges for regular patients and visitors who need to attend hospital over an extended period. These concessions are designed to make the costs easier for people who need regular or long term treatment.

The range of concessions we offer are:

Weekly/Monthly Saver passes

Patients- £10.00 a week or £30.00 a month, dependent on your visits.

Visitors- attending for an extended period should pay for their first 7 days parking, and then take the tickets from these sessions to the Cash Office, at which time a Weekly/Monthly Saver Pass can be purchased.

Cancer patients

Cancer patients will be issued with a Concessionary permit form by the Delamere Centre and CANtreat Unit, which should then be presented at the Halton Cash Office, where a free Saver Pass will be issued. Patients attending any cancer related treatment at Warrington Hospitals should present their appointment letter or treatment details at the Cash Office where your registration number will be put onto the car parking database.

Renal patients

Are eligible for free parking. This will happen automatically at Warrington. Patients at Halton will have the details endorsed by Ward staff and will then be entered onto the car parking database.

End of Life care

Relatives who are currently visiting a patient who is receiving ‘End of Life’ care are eligible for free parking, and should ask the ward to contact the Cash Office to arrange this. Ward staff to endorse up to 3 vehicles which will then be entered onto the car parking database by the Cash Office. Please note that this doesn’t include palliative care patients.

Halton Hospital Urgent Care Centre

Patients are eligible for free parking for their visit please ensure that you provide your vehicle registration to the reception staff on booking in.


Patients admitted urgently who have to leave their car on site for an extended period will be eligible for a Weekly Saver Pass.

Unpaid Carers

Unpaid Carers who hold a Carer Card and have been requested by a ward to assist in patient care will be eligible for free car parking. The ward will issue a Care Concessionary Parking Permit form. This form should be taken to the Cash Office/General Office where a permit will be issued for a week and can be renewed as necessary.

New additional concessions (effective from Thursday 1st April 2021)

Blue Badge Holders

Are eligible for free parking. Please either attend the Cash Office on either site to complete an exemption form If you are unable to do that, please speak to the Reception of the clinic/department/ward that you are visiting and they will do this for you.

Frequent OPD patients (at least three times a month)

Are eligible for free parking. Please speak to the reception.

Up to two parents/guardians on B10-B11 and Neonatal between 7pm and 7am

Are eligible for free parking. Please speak to the ward staff.

Visitors to ICU

Are eligible for free parking. Please speak to the ward staff.

Halton - through the main entrance to the leftMonday – Friday, 9.30am-4.30pm

Patients in receipt of certain benefits and allowances may be entitled to assistance with travel costs to hospital. Information and reimbursement may be obtained from the General Office at The Nightingale Building (formerly known as Halton General Hospital) (located in the main reception).

The hospitals are using what3words to make our sites more accessible. You can use the what3words website or free app (available on iOS and Android) to more easily reach our sites. The What3words address are shown starting with ///. To use please click here.

The Nightingale Building (formerly known as Halton Hospital)

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The Captain Sir Tom Moore Building (formerly known as Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre)

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