About our hospitals - Broomfield Hospital

The Trust provides a wide range of first class services across our mid and south Essex hospitals, including A&E, emergency medicine and surgery, elective surgery in most specialities, and maternity and paediatric services.

Our Broomfield Hospital site based in Chelmsford is home to the internationally renowned St Andrew's burns and plastics centre, which provides a supra-regional burns service to a population of 9.8 million people.

If you are visiting this hospital, please be aware of planned roadworks from 31 August to 19 November.

A programme of roadworks to replace the roundabout and traffic islands at the intersection of Main Road and Hospital Approach will run from Tuesday 31 August to Friday 19 November, with some disruption to traffic and delays expected, as follows:

  • 17 to 21 September - Possible night time lane closures.
  • 21 October to 5 November - Restricted access via Hospital Approach with some traffic diverted via Court Road.
  • 8 to 16 November - Night time lane closures (8pm to 5am) with two-way traffic lights and all hospital and estate traffic diverted via Court Road.

Arrangements may be subject to change, sometimes at short notice, so please always observe road side signage.

For more information about the hospital, please click on the links below before your visit.

Coming to Broomfield Hospital - Planning your journey

How to find us

Planning Your journey to Broomfield Hospital.

Broomfield Hospital is located in Chelmsford, Essex with several conveniently situated transport links and 1,808 parking spaces. Whether you’re travelling by car, bus, train, bike or on foot - getting here is easier than ever.

By bus

There is a bus stop outside the main hospital atrium entrance and there are numerous bus routes servicing the hospital from across the area and further afield across mid and south Essex.

These are operated by:

First Bus

Further information can be found at Essex County Council .

Chelmsford Community Transport

Do you need transport to get to hospital or other NHS services?

Covering Chelmsford with their wheelchair accessible minibuses - and across Essex in their volunteer cars

Chelmsford Community Transport is a patient transport scheme provided by volunteers for patients and their families who have difficulty getting to and from their hospital appointment. As well as journeys to the hospital, the service also covers many clinics across mid Essex run by Broomfield Hospital.

They offer:

Minibuses free using your concessionary bus pass
Door to door service 
Affordable prices
Friendly DBS checked drivers
Assisted trips available 
Small registration fee applies
For more information on how to book go to the website www.chelmsfordct.org or call 01245 477750.

By train

Rail company Greater Anglia operates frequent trains to Chelmsford station where a bus can be caught direct to Broomfield Hospital. Ask for a plus bus ticket before travelling. This will include both your bus and train fares and save you time on your journey.

Click here for the Greater Anglia rail website, to plan your journey time and cost.

By bike

There are cycle routes leading into Broomfield Hospital and cycle parking can be found outside the main hospital atrium.

By car/motorbike

By car/motorbike - Sat nav: CM1 7ET

Directions: Signposted from the A12 the hospital can be accessed from multiple directions.

Please be aware of the roadworks to replace the roundabout and traffic islands at the intersection of Main Road and Hospital Approach. This will run from Tuesday 31 August to Friday 19 November, with some disruption to traffic and delays expected. More details can be found above.

See Google location map for directions.

Facilities at Broomfield Hospital - Cafes

Pudding Wood Café, opposite D140
Monday to Friday, 7am - 3pm

Costa Coffee, mid atrium, adjacent to the entrance to zone E
Monday to Friday, 7am - 5.30pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9am - 4pm
Closed 25th - 26th December and 1st January

Fontanella, front of atrium
Monday to Friday, 7am - 10pm,
Saturday and Sunday, 9am - 5pm
Closed 25th - 26th December and 1st January

Facilities at Broomfield Hospital - Shops

Friends of Broomfield (both shops are currently closed)

Shop 1, south entrance
Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm

Shop 2, end of atrium, adjacent to A111
Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm
Both shops are closed weekends and bank holidays

The Friends also run a trolley service which can be encountered on most routes throughout the hospital.

M&S Simply Food, mid atrium
Monday to Friday, 7.30am - 8pm
Saturday, 8.30am - 8pm 
Sunday, 10am - 8pm 
Closed 25th - 26th December and 1st January

WH Smith, mid atrium
Monday to Friday, 6.30am - 8pm 
Saturday and Sunday, 8am - 18:00
Closed 25th - 26th December and 1st January

Facilities at Broomfield Hospital - Vending and cash machines

Vending machines

Zone A, central corridor, level 2 - A&E department waiting room and Felsted Ward (A205), level 3 - near Terling Ward (A305).
Zone C, level 2 - lift lobby.
Zone E, level 1 - lift lobby and level 2 - lift lobby.

Cash Machines (ATM) - located at:

Zone A, level 1, Atrium - inside WH Smith (free of charge)
Zone B, level 2, South Entrance  – opposite Reception desk (charge for using this service)
Zone E, level 1 (lift lobby) (charge for using this service)

Post box - There is a Royal Mail post box located outside M&S Simply Food in the atrium, zone A.

Public payphones - located at:

Zone B, south entrance, opposite lifts
Zone A, level 1 (central corridor) - opposite the travel centre

Social spaces

We have areas across the site that allow you to sit, rest and eat during your visit which are the wellbeing terrace, main entrance courtyard and at the end of the atrium.

Please make sure you maintain social distancing during your time at our hospital and ensure you wear a face mask or face covering whilst on site. A face covering can be a face mask, a scarf or a bandana.

Facilities at Broomfield Hospital - Car parking

Please note: The payment machines are cash only in our patients car park at Broomfield Hospital. Thank you.

There are 1,808 car parking spaces at the hospital, with 61 of these spaces reserved for disabled drivers.

Car Park Prices

15 mins - 3 Hours = £3.00
3 - 5 Hours = £4.00
5 - 24 Hours = £6.00

Car parking at Broomfield Hospital can be difficult at times. 

Should you require any further information and guidance on the proposed car parking control measures, please e-mail us on: MSE.travel.centre@nhs.net