Parking fees at Freo Hospital to come down after Adele’s intervention
Parking fees for Fremantle Hospital workers are set to come down after Adele lobbied the State Government successfully to reduce the burden on hospital staff.
Health Minister Dr Kim Hames has told Parliament (11 September 2012) that he agreed with Adele that parking fees at Fremantle Hospital needed to be quarantined from any rises.
As Fremantle Hospital is going to become a secondary hospital, parking fees which are currently set at $4.10 will reduce to $3.40 a day.
Adele says she is glad the Government has listened to her arguments.
“I have been inundated with calls and emails from workers and constituents who have been extremely worried about the prospect of hefty increases,” she said.
“I am pleased the Government has agreed to reclassify Fremantle Hospital from a Category A site to a Category B site. If Fremantle had stayed as a Category A site, like Royal Perth and Sir Charles Gardiner Hospitals, the daily charge would rise to $7.50 per day by 2014.”
“In my view, staff at Fremantle Hospital should be issued with free parking permits, however, this Government decision at least keeps the lid on parking costs”.