A Marshall Liberal Government will act to ensure affordable car parking fees apply at all South Australian public hospitals.
This will include:
The cost of parking a car at a public hospital can quickly become a significant expense for patients, their carers and visitors.
This is especially the case for people who have to make frequent or prolonged visits to a particular hospital.
At the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, a weekly-ticket for someone visiting a long-stay patient costs $65. This is much higher than the maximum cost of $38 for a weekly ticket at any other metropolitan public hospital.
Trying to complete a hospital visit within a strict time-frame can interfere with your capacity to support a loved one undergoing treatment.
At the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, the cost of parking a car jumps at the two-hour mark from $7 to $14 and continues to rise in subsequent hours.
That’s why we will ease the financial and emotional strain on those attending hospital as patients or carers by ensuring car parking fees are affordable.