Thursday 6 October 2016Media release2 minutes to read
In an effort to ensure parks are available when patients and visitors need them, the West Coast DHB is now limiting patient and visitor parks to four hours.
Work being carried out on the site for the new hospital has meant a handful of car parks are no longer accessible.
Grey Westland General Manager Mark Newsome says the priority remains being able to provide spaces for patients.
“To help achieve this, we’ve marked out 78 car parks that are allocated just for patients and their visitors, with four hour time limits. A further 173 car parks are available for general use, along with 11 parks for people with accessibility issues.
“The DHB will undertake its own monitoring of the parks, and will consider towing offending vehicles,”Mr Newsome says.
Later this month the DHB will need to temporarily close 19 car parks outside of the Corporate Services building to allow for the installation of new stormwater and sewer manholes in the car park. This area will be blocked off for a minimum of four days, but this will not affect the patient and visitor parking, just general parking areas.
“We appreciate people’s patience during this construction phase. If any patients or visitors are ever struggling to find a park, it would be helpful to let our staff know. We believe we’ve got the balance about right for now and into the future.”
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