Multi-storey car park plan for Redcliffe Hospital
Planning and community and consumer consultation will commence soon for a new multi-storey car park at Redcliffe Hospital.
MNHHS Board Member Associate Professor Cliff Pollard AM, MNHHS Acting Chief Executive Shaun Drummond, Redcliffe Hospital Executive Director Louise Oriti, consumer advocate Wendy Callaghan, Health Minister Cameron Dick and Redcliffe MP Yvette D’Ath at the car park announcement.
Minister for Health Cameron Dick and Member for Redcliffe MP Yvette D’Ath said the car park would be built under the State Government’s new Four Point Action plan to improve hospital car parking access for patients, carers and their families.
Mrs D’Ath said the cost for parking would be capped at around $15 a day with concessions available for eligible patients, carers and staff.
The hospital currently has around 700 on site car parks, but Metro North Hospital Health Service (MNHHS) Acting Chief Executive Shaun Drummond said up to 225 additional spaces were needed simply to cater for existing demand at Redcliffe.
“We are very mindful that the cost of parking can be additional stress on patients and their families,” Mr Drummond said.
“We look forward to working with our community and staff to ensure this parking plan meets the needs of our most vulnerable patients, their families.”
Mrs D’Ath said parking has long been a big issue at Redcliffe Hospital.
“But there is no space on the hospital campus and to expand parking access without encroaching on the community, we have to build up,” she said.
A business case for the car park is underway and will consider future demand, potential services and feedback from staff and the community.
Construction on the car park is expected to begin by the middle of 2018.