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.

Update on roadworks near Broomfield Hospital (2 November)

Planned roadworks to replace the roundabout and traffic islands at the intersection of Main Road and Hospital Approach will now run until Monday 19 January, with disruption to traffic and delays expected, as follows:

  • 9 to 23 December: restricted access via Hospital Approach with some traffic diverted via Court Road
  • 17 to 19 January: night time lane closures (8pm to 5am) with two-way traffic lights and all hospital and estate traffic diverted via Court Road

Dates may be subject to change, so please always observe roadside signage.


View the Broomfield Wayfinding leaflet to find your way around the site. Please note that there have been many location changes and it's best to use the signboards on-site.

For more information about the hospital, click on the drop-downs below before your visit.

Planning your journey

Broomfield Hospital is 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's 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. Visit First Bus website to find routes and costs. More information can be found at Essex County Council's website.

Chelmsford Community Transport

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. They offer an affordable door to door service with their wheelchair accessible minibuses or your concessionary bus pass is also accepted. All drivers are friendly DBS checked. Assisted trips are also available.
For more information on how to book, visit their website www.chelmsfordct.org or call 01245 477750.

By train

Greater Anglia Rail 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.

By bike

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

By car/motorbike

Signposted from the A12, the hospital can be accessed from multiple directions. Enter our postcode CM1 7ET into your satnav or see Google location map for directions.

Need travel support?

If you need help with the cost of traveling to and from our hospitals or anywhere that offers healthcare, visit the NHS healthcare travel cost scheme website


Pudding Wood Café

Serving hot food for breakfast and lunch, the Pudding Wood Café opposite D140. This is currently open to staff only.

Open 7am to 3pm, Monday to Friday

Costa Coffee

A Costa Coffee stand in the middle of the atrium, adjacent to the entrance to zone E.

Open 7am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am to 4pm at the weekend.

The stall is closed on 25 and 26 December and 1 January


The sit-down coffee shop is located at the front of the atrium

Open 7am to 10pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am to 5pm at the weekend.

The cafe is closed on 25 and 26 December and 1 January


Friends of Broomfield

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

Shop 2, end of atrium, adjacent to A111 is open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday

Both shops are closed on 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

M&S can be found in the middle of the atrium accessible through the main entrance or the central corridor.

Open 7.30am to 8am, Monday to Friday. 8.30am to 8pm on Saturday and 10am to 8pm on Sunday. 

Closed 25 and 26 December and 1 January.

WH Smith

WH Smith can be found in the middle of the atrium accessible through the main entrance or the central corridor.

Open 6.30am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 6pm at the weekend.

Closed 25 and 26 December and 1 January.

Vending and cash machines

Vending machines

There are many vending machines throughout the hospital that offer food and drink refreshments. You can find them in:

Zone A at in the central corridor, on level 2 - A&E department waiting room, near A205, and on level 3 near A305

Zone C on level 2 in the lift lobby

Zone E on level 1 in the lift lobby and level 2 in the lift lobby.

Cash Machines (ATM)

There are three cash machines available, some may have a charge for using the service. You can find them in:

Zone A on level 1, in the atrium inside WH Smith (free)

Zone B on level 2 near south entrance and opposite the reception desk

Zone E on level 1 in the lift lobby

Post box

There's a Royal Mail post box located outside M&S Simply Food in the atrium.

Public payphones

There are payphones located in:

Zone B in the south entrance, opposite lifts

Zone A on level 1 in the central corridor and opposite the travel centre

Social spaces

We have areas where you can sit, rest and eat during your visit. These 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 bandana.


We have 1,808 car parking spaces at the hospital, with 61 disabled spaces. 

Our parking machines are currently cash only - if you need change please use the coin machine located outside of the cashiers' office in the atrium. We do have plans to upgrade these machines to accept cards and cash.

Car Park Prices

15 mins to 3 Hours is £3
3 to 5 Hours is £4
5 to 24 Hours is £6

For more information and guidance on  car parking control measures, e-mail MSE.travel.centre@nhs.net.