On-site car parking closures at hospital marks final stage of project
25 September 2018
Patients, carers and visitors of Rockhampton Hospital who regularly use on-site car parking near cancer care, renal and Geriatric and Rehabilitation Services are advised these car parks will be closed from Thursday (27/9) and for the next month.
Executive Director Rockhampton Hospital Wendy Hoey said the closures were an important milestone for CQ Health as they marked the start of the final phase of the multi-storey Rockhampton Hospital Car Park Redevelopment Project.
“These closures are unavoidable as our contractors need to work on these car parks as part of the greater multi-storey car park project; and in the safest way possible,” Mrs Hoey said.
Mrs Hoey said the hospital would provide renal patients with alternative but dedicated car parking spaces within the car park behind the hospital post office; and other patients were encouraged to use the hospital’s free courtesy bus services from The Arcade (Kern Arcade) or CQUniversity TAFE car parks (entrance opposite Gunna-Do Hardware off Canning Street).
“Our courtesy buses operate during week days, except public holidays, free of charge and transport people directly to and from the hospital on a regular service,” Mrs Hoey said.
She said there was also car parking opposite the hospital front entrance at the corner of Millroy and North streets and timed council-controlled parking in the streets around the hospital as well.
“We know this will be an inconvenience, especially for some of our high-needs patients so we ask that everyone try their best to make alternative arrangements or use our other services while these closures occur.
“We will do our best to consider everyone so please contact us if there’s some reason these changes prevent you from attending our hospital.”
Mr Hoey said information on the closures and alternatives was available at https://www.health.qld.gov.au/cq/rockhampton-hospital-car-park