Planning your visit
It’s a good idea to plan your visit in advance so that you can arrive on time and feel prepared. Our address is:
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Bristol Road South
What to bring with you
- Your appointment letter
- A list of any medication you’re on
- Reading glasses and a hearing aid if you need them
- Some change for parking
- A list of questions you want to ask
What to wear
You may require an examination or x-ray when you visit so you should wear loose clothing.
Cancelling your appointment
Please let us know as early as you can so that we can offer your appointment to another patient. If you don’t inform us that you can’t attend your referral may be sent back to your GP.
Parking (cashless options available)
APCOA Connect offers cashless payment options at the Hospital; pay by phone, pay by SMS, pay by web and pay by app. The benefits are the freedom to pay for parking from anywhere and the ability to extend a parking stay without returning to the vehicle. You don’t need to be a registered user to pay via APCOA Connect.
Registration is quick, simple and free. Once registered, you can use phone, SMS, smartphone app or website parking payment options. Any calls to the standard phone parking service are much quicker and simpler because they will already know most of the details needed for your parking. Once you are registered you can pay and extend your parking by SMS message and view your parking history online at www.apcoaconnect.com
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Car Park location code is 4012
First time users
- Call 01895 262122 as soon as you have parked your vehicle
- You will need the car park's Location Code - 4012, the length of your stay (for parking code see below) and your payment card details.
- Reply to the text with your Vehicle Registration Number. Your parking is now paid.
Pay by phone: 01895 262122
Pay by text: 68680
Pay by web www.apcoaconnect.com
Pay by App – download the Apcoa Connect App from the app store to your phone or mobile device
Up to 2 hours Parking Code 120 £3.80
Up to 5 hours Parking Code 300 £5.00
Up to 24 hours Parking Code 801 £7.50
Blue Badge Holders should select the £3.80/up to 2 hours tariff to access the 5 hours concession. Please note a 30p convenience fee will be added to your parking tariff.
For more information please see the parking attendant on-site, call 0345 301 1151 or visit the APCOA Connect website at www.apcoaconnect.com.
Blue Badge Holders charges
Blue Badge Parking in designated parking spaces will no longer be free of charge. A rate of £3.80 will be available for all blue badge holders which will cover a period of up to 5 hours. This concession is not limited to the designated disabled parking bays but for all parking bays in the Hospital patient and visitor car parks.
Discounts for Multiple Visits
Tickets for longer periods can be purchased from the ward or department you are visiting. Please ask one of the team. The charges are as follows.
- 7 day ticket: £14.00
- 28 day ticket: £40.00
Physiotherapy, Oncology and Paediatric patients attending two or more appointments per week can apply for a separate weekly ticket:
- 7 day ticket:£7.00
Forms are available from the ward or department you are visiting, the welcome desk or from the car park kiosk located in the main hospital car park. Please note, weekly tickets cannot be purchased in advance.
If you have any questions about parking, please contact the car park team on 0121 685 4201
Getting here by bus
The National Express West Midlands Services 61, 98, 63 all run from the City Centre, along Bristol Road and stop outside the Hospital gates.
At peak times (before 9.30 am and after 3.30 pm - 6.30 pm, Monday - Friday) buses run every 4 minutes.
During off-peak times (9.30 am to 3.30 pm, and after 6.30 pm, Monday - Friday) buses run every 15 minutes. There is a reduced service on Sundays. The 98 service also stops off at University Hospitals Birmingham in Edgbaston.
The First Direct Bus service number 144 runs from the City Centre, every half hour to Bromsgrove and Worcester and stops outside the hospital.
Getting here by train
The closest train station to The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is Northfield Train Station which is located here: Quarry Lane, Northfield, Birmingham, West Midlands. B31 2PY
Please be advised that the station is approximately 1.2 miles from the hospital, a distance which may be unsuitable for some visitors.
Your outpatient appointment
Outpatient waiting times
The Pre-operative Assessment Clinic
- It allows you to track the progress you are making
- It helps us to monitor you and provide you with the best support
- It enables us to learn and offer even better care to our patients
How to use Amplitude
What happens next
The outcome of your appointment will vary depending on your condition and may include
- A recommendation for an operation
- Pain Management
- Further assessments (e.g. x-ray, MRI)
If you need support following your outpatient appointment, please call our main switchboard on 0121 685 4000 to ask a question or check details.