Travelling to our hospitals

All of our hospitals are easily accessible by car, bike or public transport and therefore wherever possible please make your own travel arrangements to and from any of our hospitals.

For people who are unable to use their own or public transport because of their medical condition, please discuss this with your GP (family doctor) who may be able to make arrangements for non-emergency patient transport.

If you have any special requirements because of a disability, such as accessing any of our hospitals then please contact the Trust on 01924 541000.

You can also visit the AccessAble accessibility guides for each hospital:

Dewsbury and District Hospital

Pinderfields Hospital 

Pontefract Hospital 

Our Trust maintains an active Travel & Transport Forum which supports the Trust’s Travel & Transport Strategy to develop and maintain a range of travel options.  Part of this is to improve road traffic related pollution.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines NG70 (published June 2017) and QS181 (published February 2019) covers road-traffic-related air pollution and its links to ill health.

It aims to improve air quality and so prevent a range of health conditions and deaths.

NICE recommends that Health Care Professionals are made aware that information on air quality is available, what this means for the patients and what actions are recommended.

Click here to access the Daily Air Quality Index (DAQI) provided by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) which tells you about the levels of air pollution and provides recommended actions and health advice.

For further information please contact Iain Brodie, our Facilities General Manager.