Getting Here

Rothwell Road
NN16 8UZ

Please see Accessing Our Site By Car for current arrangements during our Car Park Deck project. Charges are listed below.

The hospital has three public entrances; two for car access and one for pedestrians only. Entrance 1 is at the top of the hill on Rothwell Road leading down to entrance 4 just before the railway bridge.


Entrance 1 - Accident & Emergency, Cardiac Catheter Lab, Centenary Wing, Main Hospital Entrance/Reception, Outpatients Department,Diabetes Centre, Trust HQ, Foundation Wing, Lamport & Twywell wards, Latimer House, Maternity (Rockingham Wing), Naseby wards, Northfield House, Outpatients, Pathology, Pharmacy, Thorpe House, Main Ward Block (Barnwell, Deene, Harrowden, Lilford and Cranford [Stroke Unit] wards), Warren Hill House, Foundation Wing (Oakley Ward, Paediatric Outpatients, ICU and Skylark Ward)

Entrance 3 - Pedestrian access only. Lamport & Twywell, Naseby A&B, Eye Department (Ophthalmology), Audiology, Endoscopy.

Entrance 4 - Treatment Centre, Physiotherapy, Mortuary, Bereavement Office, HC Pretty wards, Prince William Education Centre, Stores, Ashton Ward, Pathology, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy.

Entrance 2 is EMERGENCY vehicle access ONLY

Printable Maps

  • Road Map
  • Hospital Site Map (The Hospital is divided up into areas, each with a colour and a letter of the alphabet)
  • Area Maps (Where the wards and departments are in each area)


By Car

Travel Directions

Leave A14 at Junction 7

Head towards Kettering Town Centre (right hand lane leaving A14)

Pass crematorium on left.


Entrance 1 – At Telford Way/Rothwell Road roundabout take right hand turn into hospital, past Ambulance Station to car parks.


Entrance 4 - Go straight over the roundabout on to Rothwell Road and take the fifth turning on your right just before the railway bridge.


Car Parking Information

Short stay car parking, disabled parking and drop-off - Car park A
Longer stays - car park B.


In an emergency situation, or exceptional circumstances such as where a patient has very limited mobility, drivers may drop-off directly outside the Outpatients Department using the emergency vehicle access route then go and park.


When arriving at car parks A and B your car registration number is captured automatically. When you leave the car park you need to enter your registration number before paying at the paying station.


Here’s how it works:

The system captures your number plate automatically as you enter, and when you leave the car park you need to  enter your registration number before paying at the paying station.

Here’s how it works:

  1.  As you approach the entrance of the car park, the barrier will raise automatically and your registration number will be read

  2. Park your vehicle as usual

  3. When you are ready to leave, please pay at one of the pay stations by entering your registration number and following the on-screen instructions. You can pay by cash, card (including contactless)

  4. Please return to your car immediately and proceed to the exit

  5. The exit barrier will automatically raise once your registration number and payment has been verified


Other car parks including the Treatment Centre, spaces alongside Rothwell Road and Maternity are Pay & Display.


Car Parking Tariffs

Car Park A

Less than 15 minutes (drop-off spaces)  Free of charge
Up to 2 hours


2 to 24 hours


Over 24 hours  £15 per day (or part thereof)


All other public car parks 
Up to 2 hours
2 to 4 hours
4 to 8 hours
8 - 24 hours


Over 24 hours £15 per day (or part thereof)

Exceptions to the above car parking charges

Disabled Parking Charges: Disabled car parking spaces are available in Car Park A:


Up to 3 hours Free

3 - 24 hours   £1


on production of a valid Blue Badge to the Car Park Office (in Car Park A).

If attending Lilford Ward, Centenary Wing, and Chemotherapy Supportive Treatment Unit (CSSTU) for complex treatment please refer to the ward clerk for the concessionary charge, collect the concessionary slip and take it to the Car Park Office.


For outpatients/day case patients receiving frequent treatments in a 7 day period please purchase a weekly concessionary ticket for £12 upon production of a ward or departmental confirmation.

If a patient is expected to have a stay of 7 or more days you can apply to the car park office for a concessionary ticket – this entitles visitors to one week’s parking at a cost of £12 upon production of ward or departmental confirmation.



By Public Transport


The following buses stop directly outside the Hospital:

  • X1 Corby provides a regular service from the Town Centre (Stagecoach)
  • 19 Rothwell and Desborough (Stagecoach);
  • 10 West Hunsbury, Northampton, Moulton, Holcot, Old, Mawsley and Broughton (Stagecoach);
  • X10 Market Harborough/Northampton (Stagecoach)
  • 34 Wellingborough (Centrebus)

For a specific bus time or journey call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visit www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables/


Kettering Railway Station is on the Midland Main Line (St. Pancras - Sheffield). The station is approximately 1 mile from the Hospital (follow road signs to General Hospital) and is approximately 20 minutes walk. Taxis are available from the station forecourt. For general information or ticket bookings telephone East Midland Trains (08457) 125678 Lines open daily 6am-10pm. If you have hearing difficulties please use TextDirect: 18001 followed by 08457 125 678 or visit www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk


For further information on the public transport available in Northamptonshire visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/transport/