If you’ve ever gone anywhere near the Canberra Hospital during the day you’ll know that parking is abysmal. Whilst the obvious solution is to build more car parks, which I understand is something the hospital is looking at doing, right now car parks are non-existent for everyone but the luckiest of people.
Whilst this can be annoying if you have to attend the hospital frequently to see other patients or doctors for scheduled appointments you usually know about the parking problems in advance and can make other arrangements (such as turn up early \ taxi \ bus \ walk). But what about those people who need to get to hospital for unscheduled things?
What if the hospital provided a car park for the use of patients who need to go to emergency or maternity (for non-scheduled reasons). You already have to register at either maternity or emergency when you arrive as a patient. So it would be fairly simple to provide a patient with a parking pass which will let you out of the gate when you leave (or a family \ friend takes your car away). If you don’t register with either department or you don’t have a valid reason (visit a patient or a scheduled appointment would not be a valid reason) you’ll need to pay a large fee (I’m personally thinking in the hundreds) before you can get your car back.
What are people’s thoughts?