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Emergency

Directions

Location and parking

Getting to the hospital

Location

The Maitland Hospital is located at 51 Metford Rd, Metford, 2323.

  • Car

From Newcastle:

Travel along the A43 (New England Highway)  towards Maitland.

Turn right at Chelmsford Drive in East Maitland.

From Chelmsford Dr turn left into Metford Road. On Metford road, at roundabout take the 3rd exit to access the hospital site.

From Rutherford:

Travel along the A43 (New England Highway) towards Newcastle.

Turn left at Chelmsford Drive in East Maitland.

From Chelmsford Dr turn left into Metford Road. On Metford road, at roundabout take the 3rd exit to access the hospital site.

  • Public transport

Train: The closest train station is Victoria Street Station on the Hunter line.

Bus: The bus stop can be found near the Main entrance.

  • Follow the signs to the main entrance, approximately a 2 minute walk.
  • To reach the Emergency department go past the main entrance and walk to the Emergency department

For more public transport information: Visit Transport NSW or phone 131 500 / Select option 5.

Taxi: There are 3 taxi drop off and pick up locations (see on map)

  • Outside the Emergency department entrance,
  • Outside the main entrance and
  • Outside the entry to the Outpatient clinics.

Drop off zone: There are 3 patient drop off and pick up locations (see on map)

  • Outside the Emergency department entrance,
  • Outside the main entrance and
  • Outside the entry to the Outpatient clinics.
  • There is bench seating available for patients/visitors to wait on at each drop off zone.

Community Transport: Visit Transport NSW_People with disabilities and extra needs

Parking

Visitor parking

There are two options for parking – P1 Short stay visitor parking ( Emergency department access) or P3 Visitor and staff parking all day parking.

Consider utilising drop off zones before parking for people with limited mobility.

P1 Short stay visitor parking

Parking for Emergency Department access and for people with an accessible parking permit.

  • Enter hospital at roundabout on Metford Rd.
  • Take the 3rd exit at the roundabout, proceed straight ahead and
  • Follow the signs to Short stay parking.

There are 8 accessible parking spaces in this carpark.

Parking charges:

  • Free of charge for 4 hours.
  • If parking is needed for more than 4 hours please speak to the staff at the information desk at the Main Entrance or Emergency department staff

The Emergency Department Entrance is approximately a 20 metre walk from this carpark.

The Main Entrance is approximately a 30 metre walk from this carpark.

P3 Visitor and staff parking

P2 Staff Parking

  • P2 is a dedicated staff parking area for staff permit holders only

P3 Visitor Parking

  • Enter the hospital at roundabout on Metford Rd
  • Take the 1st exit at the roundabout and turn right at the end of the road
  • Follow the signs to enter the carpark

There are 6 accessible parking spaces in this carpark.

Pay and Display parking:

  • purchase a parking ticket to display on your windscreen
  • there are three parking ticket machines provided in the carpark.
  • Cost of parking is To Be Confirmed (not acronym TBC).

If carpark is full:

  • parking is permitted in the surrounding streets, check signs for restrictions.
  • Consider utilising drop off zones for people with limited mobility.

To find out more about car parking please visit the NSW Health Hospital Parking website.

Motorbike parking: Available in both P1 and P3 parking areas.

Bicycle parking:  Available in P1 short stay visitor parking

Concession rate parking

Concession rate parking is available for holders of valid (Pension Concession Cards, Health Care Cards) and Disability Parking Permits.

Click here to view parking areas on hospital map.

Main Entrance

  • The Main Entrance is the best place to enter the hospital.
  • It is a 50m walk from all P1, P2 and P3 carparks.
  • View the directory board to your left as you walk in the Main Entrance for directions and service listings.

Information (Who can I ask)

  • The information desk is at the Main Entrance.
  • You can ask for directions or general assistance.
  • The Information desk is open
    • Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 6:00pm and
    • Saturday and Sundays 8:00am - 4.00pm

Directory Board

  • The Directory Board can be found on your left as you walk into the Main Entrance.
  • It has directions and lists services.

Asking Volunteers For Help

  • Look for the volunteers to  help you with getting to where you want to go.
  • They can be found at the Main Entrance.

Individual needs

If you have individual needs click here for information on how we can support you.