Patients and staff will soon have better access to parking at Nepean Hospital thanks to the construction of a new $23 million multi-storey car park.
The Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner, today visited the hospital to announce that construction of the car park has commenced for the much anticipated project.
“We promised this project before the election and I’m proud to be here to see we’re delivering on our commitment to provide patients and staff better access to parking,” Mrs Skinner said.
“For many years the community was ignored as patient after patient missed appointments and staff were late to work because of the lack of adequate parking.
“The car park will deliver 650 additional spaces for Nepean Hospital staff, patients and their families and ensure we can better meet current and future demand.”
The Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayres, said that the community was excited that this project was finally being delivered after years of empty promises and inaction.
“It’s energising for the community to see that this Government is putting promises into action, and by this time next year patients and staff will have access to the car park,” Mr Ayres said.
The Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies, the Member for Londonderry, Bart Bassett, and the Member for Blue Mountains, Roza Sage, were all at the hospital today.
“When completed next year the car park will ease parking congestion on the hospital campus and in the surrounding area,” Mrs Davies said.
“The NSW Government is building a bright future for our community by investing in crucial infrastructure projects,” Mr Bassett said.
“For patients travelling long distances for important appointments and procedures, such as those from the Blue Mountains, this project is a welcomed reprieve for the current problems,” Mrs Sage said.