Castle Hill Hospital
Castle Hill Hospital is an NHS hospital to the west of Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, and is run by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

History
The Hospital is built on a plateau that was once the grounds of a house called Cottingham Castle. Built in the 1820s by Thomas Thompson, the house was destroyed by fire in the 1860s after the owner fled from the King, all that remains is a single turret which was a folly in the garden of the original house, and can be seen from Eppleworth Road. The Castle Park estate, lying on the land below the hospital grounds was built over a 20 year period from the late 1960s, the main builders including West and Larvin. There has been major construction work on a new £65 million Cancer Centre and a £30 million cardiology centre, both are now open.

Information for Visitors and Patients

Getting to the Hospital
Finding the Site The hospital's own website has a map with directions to the hospital. The postcode for those using satellite navigation is HU16 5JQ. Buses There are several buses serving the hospital. The hospital's own website has details of the buses. Parking This is a large site with several car parks. However, during normal office hours (e.g. 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) demand is high. It is usually possible to find a space, but it may take some time and it may not be near the building you are visiting. Parking is pay and display. The parking costs are detailed on the hospital's own website. It is possible to buy a month's parking pass for £10. To buy a pass, obtain a form from your ward or similar point of contact. The form must be signed by a hospital staff member. Take the form to the Enquiries Office in the Main Reception. Main Reception is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. There is no provision for obtaining a pass at weekends. Parking passes are allocated to your vehicle, but you can use then in up to two nominated vehicles.

Finding your way around the Site
The hospital's own website has a useful map of the site.

Visiting Patients
Visiting hours vary between wards. Check the hospital's own website for details of each ward's visiting hours.

Refreshments
There is limited provision of food for visitors out of normal working hours and at weekends. Vending Machines Vending machines are plentiful and stocked with the usual selection of hot beverages, soft drinks, sweets and crisps. Drinks typically cost around £1. Nightingales Nightingales restaurant is open 7 days per week, 8am to 2:30pm. It serves salads, baked potatoes, made to order sandwiches, hot meals. The restaurant is located between Entrances 2 and 3, next to the "Medical Research and Teaching Building" and Wards 18-22. Wilbers Wilbers is a small cafe near the Main Reception. It serves drinks, cakes, sandwiches, baked potatoes and soup. Opening times are:
  • Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 6:30pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: 11am to 6:30pm
Options Café Options Café is in the Queen's Centre for Oncology and Haematology. It is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. It sells sandwiches, drinks, cakes and a small selection of hot meals.

Shops
Main Reception Shop There is a small shop near Main Reception. It is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Shop in Oncology There is a shop on Level 1 of Queen's Centre for Oncology and Haematology.

Internet Access
There is an internet cafe in Nightingales restaurant, but the facilities are only available to staff. Some patients have internet access by their beds, but this must be paid for. No keyboards are available, so access is rudimentary. Most hospital buildings have Wi-Fi, but it is not officially provided for visitor and patient use and most networks are secured.

Pay Phones
There are plenty of pay phones, usually sited near exits, including Main Reception and Nightingales Restaurant.

ATM
There is a cash machine outside the exit near Nightingales. It is a Bank of Scotland cash machine and does not charge for withdrawals.

Spiritual Support
Chaplaincy There is a 24 hour Chaplaincy. There are several Chaplains available covering all the major Christian faiths. The Chaplains also have contacts to other faiths. Patients can access the chaplains by asking medical staff contact them on their behalf. Multi-Faith Prayer Room There is a prayer room near Wilbers Restaurant (follow the signs from the Main Reception). Regular Christian services are held here. Anyone is welcome to use the facility. There are religious texts for all the major religions, not just Christian. Quiet Reflection Room There is a Quiet Reflection Room on Level 1 of Queen's Centre for Oncology and Haematology.

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