Deakin Labor Candidate Tony Clark today announced that a Shorten Labor Government will contribute $2 million to fix carparking at Maroondah Hospital, so patients can make important appointments and ease the overflow to the local neighbourhood.
The funding will help facilitate the building of 310 new parking spaces at Maroondah Hospital, in addition to another 89 spaces already planned as part of the Breast Cancer Treatment Centre.
New parking spaces will allow patients who currently miss their appointments due to the car park lottery to access the services they need. It will also mean that staff no longer have to move their cars every two hours, and local residential parking will no longer be taken up by overflow from the hospital.
“Maroondah Hospital is a vital provider of healthcare to our local community, and the chronic lack of parking at the hospital has been a serious concern for some time to patients and residents alike,” Tony Clark said.
“As the son of a nurse we cannot let this carpark lotto determine who can make their appointment, I know how important it is that people have access to the critical services provided at hospitals like Maroondah.”
“Hospitals that serve large areas like Maroondah have such a critical role in our nation’s healthcare, but it’s important that facilities like this also have the infrastructure necessary for patients to access them.”
“That’s why Labor is providing this much-needed funding, to ensure that people living in the eastern suburbs can access the essential services they need, when they need it.”
TUESDAY, 14 JUNE 2016