Car Parking Allocations and Shuttle Bus Update - 2

21 December 2017

CALHN management continues to consult with unions in relation to car parking and the interim shuttle bus arrangements at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.

PSA members would be aware that there will be changes from 27 December 2017 to the CALHN interim shuttle bus service, traveling between the multi-deck car park (at the old Royal Adelaide Hospital) to the RAH on Port Road. The key changes to the shuttle bus are:

  •  From 3pm, the service will run every half hour until the last service leaves the new RAH at 7pm.
  •  Due to the roadworks through the North Terrace/King William Street intersection in early January, the drop off and pick up point at the new RAH will change to across the road on North Terrace, near bus stop Y2 (this is also where the free Adelaide Metro 97A stops between the two sites, running every half an hour from 7.15am to 7.15pm).

Please note that there has been no change to the morning interim shuttle bus that will continue to pick up and drop off as usual until 9am.

Further concerns have been raised by the PSA in relation to the interim shuttle bus ceasing early evening, but unfortunately the data (here) is showing that only a small number of staff are using this service after 7pm. The data has not been collected in relation the number of staff being unable to access the shuttle service when it is full. The PSA has raised this as a concern with the ceasing of the second bus.

The PSA is seeking further information from members in a short survey. This survey will remain open until close of business 15 January 2017. Please fill out the survey here.

The PSA is aware that there is no provision for transit options after 7pm. If members are denied cab charges for this purpose, members are encouraged to report any Work Health and Safety Hazards, incidents or near misses on the Safety Learning System (SLS).

PSA is still advocating that CALHN negotiates other options for car parking. At the last meeting CALHN reported it was in early discussions with DPTI, but no guarantees at this stage could be reported.

If there are continuing difficulties members should contact the PSA Members’ Rights Hotline on 8205 3227 immediately so the PSA can escalate for resolution as needed.