Transport and Parking

Westmead Hospital

Concessional parking at Westmead Hospital

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Parking concessions, and the way patients & visitors apply for them, changed on July 1, 2017.

Secure Parking manages car parking operations and the car parking concessions process at Westmead Hospital.

Once the application form for concessions has been completed, it should be presented to the Secure Parking office, located behind the Information Desk at the main entrance. Secure Parking will then process the concession.

Parking concessions pricing will change from July 1, 2018, in line with NSW Health policy.

These rates are consistent across WSLHD and other health facilities across the state.

Download concessional parking information
 

How to apply for concessions

The process for applying for parking concessions is:

  1. The patient/carer should complete the application form.
  2. The form must be approved & signed off by a nursing unit manager/department head/social worker.
  3. The patient/carer should then deliver the form to the Secure Parking office (not the Security Department)
  4. The Secure Parking officer will then process the form, either validating the existing parking ticket or replacing it.

NB: This process only applies to wards/clinics who don’t have a localised process for managing concessions (i.e. Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre).

 

Who is eligible for concessions?

  • People with RMS mobility parking scheme permits/pensioner concession cards/gold veterans’ affairs cards/healthcare cards (NO FORM NEEDED – concessions can be collected from Secure Parking)
  • All ongoing cancer treatment patients
  • Long-term patients and their carers who are required to attend the hospital/facility for treatment for more than one week
  • Patients and their carers attending more than twice a week, including carers of long-term patients who visit frequently
  • Cardiac rehab education and exercise class attendees
  • Outpatients attending daily for treatment, e.g. burns patients
  • Health promotion education class attendees
  • Patients and their carers experiencing financial hardship

NB: a ‘carer’ is defined as a patient’s next of kin.

Concession rates

Duration Concession rate Description
0 to 3 hours
Free  
3+ hours
$5.50

Single visit ticket that is valid for one entry and one exit only within a 24 hour period 
3 day ticket
$11.10

Frequent use ticket that allows multiple entries and exits to the hospital campus in a 3 day period 
7 day ticket   $22.20
Frequent use ticket that allows multiple entries and exits to the hospital campus in a 7 day period  

For more information

For information on the changes, contact Westmead Hospital corporate services director Mathivanan Sakthivel on 8890 6454 or email Mathivanan.Sakthivel@health.nsw.gov.au