Our $18m Blacktown Hospital car park is complete

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The NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian joins Blacktown Hospital patient John Riffel to officially open the car park along with local MPs Kevin Connelly and Mark Taylor, and Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals’ expansion project director Andrew Paris.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Health Brad Hazzard today marked the completion of Blacktown Hospital’s new $18 million multi-storey car park expansion.

More than 400 spaces have been added to the multi-storey carpark, building on the 600 spaces opened in 2014.

The multi-storey car park now provides 1000-spaces for patients, visitors and staff. This brings the total of available parking across the Blacktown Hospital campus to 1600.

Minister Hazzard said Blacktown Hospital car park is the State’s first to include parking navigation technology with red and green lights to help drivers find the nearest available space.

“Patients need and deserve accessible, affordable parking and that’s precisely what the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government has prioritised as part of the almost $8 billion building boom across our hospital facilities,” Mr Hazzard said.

“We have invested $42 million in improving parking for Western Sydney at Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals since 2014.”

At the announcement, the Premier also provided an update on the NSW Government’s hospital car parking scheme which has been hailed a major success, with 110,000 extra concessions for patients and carers in the first four months.

John Riffel, who was a regular visitor to Blacktown Hospital for his prostate cancer treatment, said the parking concession saved him $220 over about eight weeks.

“Apart from the stresses of dealing with my illness, there are unavoidable travel and transport costs associated with my care. So having one less thing like parking fees to worry about is a big relief,” Mr Riffel said.

Blacktown Hospital patient John Riffel
Blacktown Hospital patient John Riffel shares his parking experience with the media.

For vision of the new Blacktown car park and fly-through of the Acute Services Building currently being built as part of the hospital’s redevelopment project, go to: http://www.bmdhproject.health.nsw.gov.au/Projects/Blacktown-Stage2

Carpark users can benefit from the NSW Health Hospark app that helps visitors find parking information and directions to public hospitals across NSW.

Further information on fees and concessions is available via http://www.parking.health.nsw.gov.au or the smartphone app.