Yes, there’s limited free parking within the hospital grounds. But there are only 50 spaces, including 11 disabled ones, so you need to allow time to find a space or park at the nearest public car park, which is in White Horse Lane – a five-minute walk away.
If you are able to park off site or use public transport it would help leave space for people who can’t manage without it.
There’s a good bus service but please note that there’s no railway station in Maldon. The nearest stations are Chelmsford, a 30-minute drive away for which there is a bus service available, and Witham, which is six miles away and a 20-minute drive.
There are several bus services between St Peter’s and surrounding towns and villages. The main services are:
No 31X - Chelmsford to Burnham-on-Crouch, covering all villages en route including St Peter’s
No 73/73A - Maldon to Chelmsford, covering Heybridge Basin, Hatfield Peverel and villages en route
No 75 - Maldon to Colchester, covering Great Totham and Tiptree
No 90 - Blackwater Link from Witham, covering Wickham Bishops, Great Totham, Heybridge and Maldon
No 95 - Tollesbury to Maldon
Extra services run between Maldon and surrounding rural areas, such as Asheldham, Tillingham, St Lawrence, Woodham Walter and Southminster.
Yes. Le Caf at St Peter’s sells hot and cold drinks and a selection of light meals, such as sandwiches and salads, jacket potatoes, paninis and a selection of hot meals using fresh produce, as well as cakes and puddings. Opening times are Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm.
There’s a tea room open in the afternoons in the main reception, run by volunteers. Opening times are Mon-Sun, 2-4pm.
Yes. But please be aware that space may sometimes be limited for certain services, so friends and family may not be allowed into treatment rooms in order for us to maintain privacy and dignity, and control infection.
Ask your specific service about individual requirements. But generally it’s a good idea to have details of any medication you’re taking or tests you’ve had. And to wear suitable clothing - anything which makes access easier depending on treatment (your feet for podiatry appointments, for example) or loose-fitting clothing if you’re required to move around (for a physiotherapy appointment, for example).
That’s difficult to answer because it depends on what your appointment is for and what treatment and/or tests you require. You may need to allow time to have tests and collect the results, and you may also be required to wait if a consultant is called away on an emergency. Appointments range from 30 minutes to two hours. Your particular service may be able to give you more of a guide.