Patients, families and hospital staff will benefit from an additional 300 carparks at Caboolture Hospital thanks to a $2 million contribution from the Liberal National Coalition.

Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Queensland LNP Senator James McGrath visited the newly operational carpark today with local LNP Members Andrew Powell, Member for Glass House, and Simone Wilson, Member for Pumicestone.

“Parking has been a major headache at the Caboolture Hospital for years, so I am thrilled that the Federal Coalition Government was able to support the project,” Senator McGrath said.

“The Liberal National Coalition Government is getting on with the job and delivering for all Australians.

“As a result, the Caboolture Hospital now has 300 additional car parking spaces, which is a great outcome for the whole community.

“This is a huge win for residents from Caboolture, Morayfield, Burpengary, Bribie Island, Narangba and surrounds who will now have better access to hospital facilities.

“We all know what a stressful and traumatic time it can be for families when their loved ones are in hospital, and the last thing they need to worry about is finding a parking space when it’s busy.

“The parking will be available for hospital staff, patients and their families which will alleviate the pressures on local businesses, schools and surrounding streets who have been shouldering the overflow.

“It is now up to the State Labor Government to do far more to bring down hospital waiting times and work harder to make sure everyone in our community can access the care they need, when they need it.”

Members for Glass House and Pumicestone, Andrew Powell and Simone Wilson, welcome the delivery of new hospital parking.

“I am pleased that the Coalition Government was able to recognise the importance of the Caboolture Hospital and ensure it had the necessary funding to expand parking facilities and keep up with growth in the local area,” said Ms Wilson.

“The local community depend on the Caboolture Hospital. The provision of adequate car parking at the site should have been fully funded by the state government,” said Mr Powell.

The Liberal National Coalition is committed to delivering record funding growth to Queensland public hospitals. Under the Coalition Government, funding to Queensland public hospitals is increasing to a record $4.8 billion in 2020-21.

In contrast, the State Labor Government has cut funding by $63.8 million to Queensland health services in their 2017-18 Budget.