Shop Mobility

Located at the disabled parking bays in the Main Car Park on the Royal site  is  “Shop mobility” who will assist disabled drivers  if required. 

This service assists patients and visitors with limited mobility by providing electric scooters and wheelchairs to help them get to their destination anywhere on the Royal Hospitals site. 

The service is free and is available from 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

The first hospital-based scheme of its kind in Northern Ireland, a range of mechanised and self-propelled scooters and wheelchairs are available at the Shop Mobility unit, where volunteer staff are on hand to meet and greet patients and visitors who require the service. While staff will endeavor to accommodate anyone with limited mobility that require the service, contacting the Shop Mobility unit in advance on (028) 9031 0923 to inform staff of the time the service is needed and to book a vehicle is recommended.

The Shop Mobility unit is on the ground floor of the visitors’ car park beside the School Of Dentistry, close to lifts which provide access to the main hospital thoroughfare.  Opposite the Shop Mobility Unit there is a tunnel that accesses the main hospital reception area.   There is a lift that takes patients and visitors up to the main entrance at the end of the tunnel corridor.  

The purpose of the Shop Mobility services was to introduce a scheme for people with limited mobility at the Royal Hospitals to help patients and visitors with mobility limitations get around the site and make accessing services easier.

Spaces are reserved for disabled drivers in all Belfast Trust Car Parks. Every effort is made to find disabled drivers’ alternative parking when all of these spaces are already occupied.  Patient and visitor parking areas are clearly posted throughout the site and disabled car parking spaces located in close proximity to hospital departmental entrances.  Where designated disabled bays are full, the general public/visitor parking spaces may be used.  

Any vehicle parked in a designated disabled space at any time without displaying a valid disabled blue badge is subject to wheel clamping.