The $1.3 million car park extensions at Orange Health Service have all been completed.
Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW Rick Colless MLC said the project had added 151 new parking spaces.
“There are now over 870 car parking spaces for patients, families and visitors to use when visiting the hospital,” Rick Colless said.
“We know this has been a long time coming. The Government announced plans in 2016, and it was a long battle to find sites to accommodate additional parking because of heritage issues and being next to a golf course.”
Orange City Council’s Infrastructure Committee chair Cr Sam Romano has welcomed the decision to allocate twenty of the parking spaces to patients of the hospital‘s oncology and dialysis treatment facilities.
“It’s good to have these parking spaces available from 7 am to 7pm for these patients and their carers,” Cr Sam Romano said. “Outside these hours these spaces will be available for others to use.”
Western NSW Local Health District CEO Scott Mclachlan said Orange Health service is a busy hospital, performing complex work on a large number of people from this community and the wider region as well.
“We are committed to providing patients or visitors with a high quality experience, which includes being able to access the facilities as easily as possible.”
The new spaces are located at the rear of the hospital and in a 60-space extension or the car parking at the front.