Construction crews move in to build the new multistorey carpark at Redcliffe Hospital
Work has finally started on the new multistorey carpark at one of southeast Queensland’s busiest hospitals.
Cathy Moore, Redcliffe & Bayside Herald
August 26, 2019
Construction crews have closed close to 200 carparks in order to start work on the long overdue multistorey carpark at Redcliffe Hospital.
Hospital staff, board members and state politicians attended the official sod turning on Friday.
It is now expected to be open in the second half of 2020. Once complete it will provide an extra 600 parking spaces.
State Labor MP for Murrumba and Minister for Health Steven Miles said, once complete, the extra parking would make it easier for locals to access healthcare and visit their loved ones.
“With 1,100 car parks, this brand new multistorey car park is going to make a world of difference for Redcliffe and the surrounding suburbs,” Mr Miles said.
State Labor MP for Bancroft Christ Whiting, State Labor MP for Murrumba Steven Miles and State Labor MP for Redcliffe Yvette D’Ath at the sod turning of the new multistorey hospital.
“This project is part of a larger $100 million capital works investment currently being planned or is already underway at Redcliffe Hospital.”
Redcliffe Hospital Executive Director Louise Oriti said the there would be some temporary changes to the way carparking worked at the hospital for patients, visitors, and hospital staff during construction.
“We’ve put in place some new arrangements to help make things easier and fairer for our patients and visitors during construction,” Ms Oriti said.
“The biggest change is that we’ve asked our hospital dayshift staff to no longer use the public car park at the hospital and to leave it only for our patients and visitors.”
Ms Oriti said earlier this year the hospital had opened a temporary staff car park at the Redcliffe Showground and had an arrangement with the Redcliffe Harness Racing Club for staff to use their car park as well.
Patients and visitors can also park at the Redcliffe Harness Racing Club for a gold coin donation.