Concession rates for hospital parking
The changes to public hospital parking will see patients who need the most support save as much as $200 a week on parking fees.
Concessions will also be extended to every public hospital car park in NSW where fees are applied, including those run by private operators.
Information on the concession rates and how to apply for them will be available on all local health districts’ websites, hospital car parks and pamphlets.
“These are significant changes that will result in real savings for the patients and families who need it most during the toughest times,” said Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard said these changes will make parking concessions at NSW hospitals the most generous in Australia.
“We will now negotiate with private car park operators to ensure the contracts are fairer,” Mr Hazzard said.
The new concessions are expected to be implemented from July 2017, following negotiations with parking providers.
NSW Health is also developing a smartphone app that will make it easier for hospital visitors and patients to access information about car parks at public hospitals.