Cancer Council Victoria CEO Todd Harper says parking at Victorian cancer treatment centres is consistently identified as a significant issue for cancer patients, their families and carers.
“Cancer Council Victoria would like to see concessions provided to reduce the burden on vulnerable patients, in particular those who frequently attend hospital,” he said. “We would like to see a co-ordinated approach by parking providers and better quality information for patients and their families ahead of their first visit, particularly about where they can access affordable parking, where there are drop-off zones and waiting periods for car parking. Addressing parking problems will benefit patients, their families and medical professionals responsible for delivering patient care.”
Click on this link to read the details of an audit by Cancer Council Victoria of 21 health organisations responsible for 53 hospitals with fee-paying parking.
Click on this link to read about the campaign by News Corporation to get the Federal Government to set a cap on parking fees and fund a subsidy for sick people who can’t afford their parking bills.