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Hospital parking concession rates now available

Published 3rd July, 2017 in Health

Frequent visitors to public hospitals will save about $200 a week.

Aerial shot of Bega Hospital

From 1 July 2017, patients and carers will be able to access concession rates for public hospital parking. A three-day discounted ticket will cost a maximum of $10.90 and a seven-day ticket $21.70, and both allow multiple entries and exits.

Those eligible for discounted hospital car parking include:

  • patients and carers attending hospital for an ongoing course of treatment
  • patients and carers attending more than twice a week
  • holders of a RMS-issued Mobility Parking Scheme permit, Pensioner   Concession Card, Gold Veterans Affairs Card or Health Care Card
  • ongoing cancer treatment patients
  • cardiac rehabilitation and health promotion class attendees.

Minister for Health Brad Hazzard said the changes mean much cheaper and fairer parking fees – especially for patients visiting a hospital for regular or long-term treatment.

“We have worked with private car park operators to get rates down to a maximum of $5.40 a day, giving patients and families real savings when they need it most,” Mr Hazzard said.

A website and smartphone app have been developed to provide information on fees and concessions, eligibility criteria, maps, public transport options and other health-related subsidies. 

Published 3rd July, 2017 in Health
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