About: Perth Children's Hospital Perth Children's Hospital Nedlands 6009
Posted by Parking Anger (as ),
My child has been in Kind Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) and Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) hospital since birth. We have now been in hospital for 19 weeks and were recently moved to the new Perth Children’s Hospital on opening day. Since moving, each day to be with our child it is costing us just under $20 a day in parking. Whilst we do receive one $5 flat rate ticket each day it still costs us more as my husband comes in the evening after work and has to pay $3. 30 for each hour he is here (not even pro rata). This is not reasonable or affordable for us especially when we need to be here every day under circumstances we did not choose. I don’t understand how families can go from paying 60c an hour to $3. 30 an hour in such a vulnerable situation. I’m sure there are other families in the same boat and don’t think that charging such extreme rates is ethically right. They need to do something about this particularly when we are going to be in hospital for some time.