Hour-long car park search for mum-to-be at hospital
DRIVING around for an hour looking for a park at the hospital is not something a woman who is weeks away from giving birth should do.
But for Gracemere's Tegan, whose surname has been withheld, that's exactly what she does every week before her pregnancy scans.
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Tegan, 29, said driving around the Rockhampton Hospital car park for such long periods was not what people in need of medical treatment needed.
"It took me nearly an hour to find a park; I was just driving in circles," she said. "I'm here every week for antenatal appointments because I'm high-risk and every time I come into town an hour before my appointment just so I have time to find a park.
"Something definitely needs to be done about the parking. I know I'm not the only one who drives in circles every time I come up here so it is a big issue that needs to be addressed sooner rather than later."
Tegan said there should be a parking facility built on the other side of the hospital to handle employee needs.
"I think they should build a staff-only car park over the road to start with because I think that would free up a lot of the parking," she said.
"I know there is a shuttle bus from the (Kern) arcade to the hospital but I have two small children and it's too much hassle to be waiting at the bus stop and getting them on and off a bus."