Patients, visitors and staff now have better access to St George Hospital from Kogarah town centre with the opening on July 30 of the new hospital entry and public and staff car park on Kensington Street.
The new car park, part of the $307 million St George Hospital redevelopment, includes paid casual parking and staff parking.
St George Hospital general manager Leisa Rathborne said the new entrance and street-level car park will provide better access to departments such as imaging services, ambulatory care and breast screening.
"The new 55 space on-street car park and drop-off zone will make it easier for patients and visitors visiting these departments to be dropped off or picked up and provide addition access to the hospital from the Kogarah town centre," Ms Rathborne said.
Construction of the car park started in November 2014 after the old emergency department was demolished.
The next stage of the redevelopment will see the building of a new acute-services building which will be built above the emergency department and will include intensive care, high-dependency, cardiac intensive care, extra operating theatres, extra acute inpatient beds and sterilising services.
Construction of the acute-services building will be done by the end of 2017, taking patients early the following year.
To stay up-to-date on the St George Hospital redevelopment visit the redevelopment website: http://www.stgeorgehospitalredev.health.nsw.gov.au/.