24 Jan 2024

New Christchurch Hospital carpark making little impact

From Morning Report, 8:49 am on 24 January 2024

Staff and patients at Christchurch Hospital are avoiding a brand-new public carpark because they can't afford the fees or find it inaccessible.

The Tū Waka Waipapa building opened across from the hospital in November.

It was cited to help ease a near decade-long parking debacle which has seen nurses assaulted, cars stolen and patients slapped with hefty parking fines.

But as Niva Chittock reports, it seems to be having little impact.