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Hornery To Meet With Hospital Workers

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Sonia Hornery MP, State Member for Wallsend, will today meet with workers at the John Hunter Hospital to listen to their concerns about traffic and parking conditions.

As recently as last week while in Parliament, Ms Hornery has been calling on the Minister to reinstate the successful park-and-ride shuttle scheme from Hunter Stadium that it abolished in September 2015.

The well utilised service ensured that hospital workers could get to work in a timely fashion, as well as free up spaces for hospital visitors. Since the service was ended by the Government, workers face 40 minute delays just to get out of the car park.

Added to this is the prospect that the Government is only going to build half the interchange as part of the Inner City Bypass Stage 5.

Members of the HSU have asked Ms Hornery to meet with them and hear their concerns.


Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery

“The extensive delays facing workers as they leave work is having a direct impact on child-care arrangements. Being late to pick up your child means extra fees for many parents.”

“For a Government who supposedly wants to encourage people out of their cars, they are making it harder for everyone.”

“The John Hunter Hospital, and the wider area, needs a fully operational interchange included in the scope of works for Stage 5 of the Inner City Bypass.”

“The successful park-and-ride needs to be reinstated now.”

“I look forward to hearing from the staff today and working with them to bring about a sensible solution to these issues.”