Presentation on theme: "SA Health Car Park Reform. Project Implementation Guiding Principles >Minimise impact to staff, patients and families >Ensure proactive engagement with."— Presentation transcript:
SA Health Car Park Reform
Project Implementation Guiding Principles >Minimise impact to staff, patients and families >Ensure proactive engagement with key stakeholders at affected sites >Maximise usage of boom gates to ensure that patients and visitors are not adversely impacted >Ensure that emergency access and facility support features are maintained >Maintain the flow of traffic around the sites >Ensure that charged staff have access to parking spaces >Review staff security arrangements >Develop a fully integrated system to support flexibility around staff movements across sites
>The proposed car parking reforms announced as part of the Budget included the implementation of charged parking at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Modbury Hospital, Repatriation General Hospital, Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre, Glenside Hospital and St Margarets Hospital. >All sites were initially assessed in terms of their respective complexity regarding implementation of revised arrangements. >Specific focus is on those sites where implementation in present the least logistical challenges excluding: Glenside Hospital which is undergoing considerable change with major infrastructure works occurring. The Repatriation General Hospital, due to its dispersed car parks and multiple access points presents unique challenges.
>Priority sites have been established as follows: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Modbury Hospital Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre
Current Project Status >Draft implementation strategies have been developed for the priority sites >These will be further refined once a preferred infrastructure supplier has been selected through the procurement tender process >Tender close – end February 2011 >Initial focus of the tender process is on the three lead sites >Refinement of implementation strategies will be completed in consultation with the respective facility management and Regional representatives >Consultation with the relevant councils will commence shortly
Current Project Status (cont.) >Any associated civil works e.g. the creation or widening of entrances and exits to provide lanes of appropriate width will be undertaken as part of implementation >The project team is establishing a new administration group to implement and operate the car park charging arrangements
Current Project Status (cont.) >The administration team will draw upon the experience and knowledge of existing staff who successfully manage the WCH and RAH car parks >Staff will be issued with a permit, with the intention that payment will be via payroll deductions with sacrifice arrangements available
Current Project Status (cont.) >A minimum standard of car park specification will be adopted wherever possible e.g. Car parks will be surfaced Car parking on unsealed areas will no longer be permitted Staff and public parking areas will be segregated (possible shared disabled parking) with designated staff parking areas wherever possible A review has commenced of any measures necessary to improve safety and security e.g. lighting and a standard approach to directional signage and line markings Australian Standards will be applied wherever possible
Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre CurrentProposed Staff207*281 Reserved70 Public219**145 Disabled45 Total541 Current and Proposed Car Parking Provision *Note – does not include unsealed parks **Note - staff also utilising public parks Note – Final implementation may result in variation in space allocations
Recommended Parking Plans Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre >Segregated staff and public parking (possible shared disabled) >Designated staff parking areas to the north east south and centre of the site >Implementing parking controls will not adversely impact on vehicle flows within the facility >Review of lighting and security has commenced >All main area either boom gated or marked (and monitored) for permit parking only. >Car parking on unsealed areas will no longer be permitted but the overall provision of staff spaces will be maintained
Example – Main Entrance
Modbury Hospital CurrentProposed Staff Reserved50 Public Disabled14 Total Current and Proposed Car Parking Provision Note – Final implementation may result in variation in space allocations.
Recommended Parking Plans Modbury Hospital >Segregated staff and public parking (possible shared disabled parking) >Designated staff parking areas to the south of the site >Implementing parking controls within the Modbury Hospital facility will not adversely impact on vehicle flows within the facility >Review of lighting and security has commenced >All main areas either boom gated or marked (and monitored) for permit parking only
Example – staff car park
Current and Proposed Car Parking Provision The Queen Elizabeth Hospital CurrentProposed Staff Reserved43 Public341364* Disabled5919 Total Note – Final implementation may result in variation in space allocations. *including some public disabled parking.
Recommended Parking Plans The Queen Elizabeth Hospital >Segregated staff and public parking (possible shared disabled) >The multi-deck will remain a designated staff parking area and will be secured with boom gates (to prevent public parking) >The main open space on the hospital side of Woodville road will be the designated public parking area >Implementing parking controls within the TQEH facility will not adversely impact on vehicle flows within the facility
Recommended Parking Plans The Queen Elizabeth Hospital >Review of lighting and security has commenced >All main areas either boom gated or marked (and monitored) for permit parking only
Example – Main Public Park
Three priority sites Hospital Tentative Date for Staff Charging Tentative Date for Public Charging The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Mid April 2011 (revised rates) Late April 2011 Modbury Hospital April 2011Late May 2011 Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre May 2011Late June 2011 Note - effective dates subject to consultation and related infrastructure implementation Note – revised rates across all sites currently charging are proposed to be revised to align with implementation of charging at TQEH