Multi-storey hospital car park overpass suggested
HENRY Dicinoski had his eureka moment after emerging from a hospital bed, fresh from knee surgery.
He noticed how close two of the south-side hospitals were to one another, and decided the key to solving the Rockhampton Hospital's parking problem was to pair up with the nearby private facility.
The 77-year-old said a multi-storey overpass built over Canning St, shared by both the Rockhampton and Hillcrest hospitals, would resolve any issues.
"Why can't they put a multi-storey building in over the road?" Mr Dicinoski said.
"Rocky has grown pretty quick, and it's going to get bigger. If you build the car park over the top of the road, they can extend it where they want to."
Mr Dicinoski said he knew the problem needed fixing after he experienced difficulty getting a park at the hospital.
He had even approached government members to offer up his space-saving solution.
"I go there to visit people at times, you drive around half a day trying to find somewhere to park," he said.
"I have even rung up the federal and state Members but they were out of town... they haven't rung me back yet and my idea might not be any good but any idea is better than none at all.
"If you think you know how to fix something, talk about it, don't just put it in the back of your head."
He isn't alone in his mission to find a solution.
The hospital released an online survey earlier this month calling for community input to the solution. So far, more than 275 responses have been collected in just over a week.
To complete the anonymous survey visit cqhealth.citizenspace.com before Friday, June 12.