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Medical workers call for Melbourne hospital parking to be free

by Nilda Baskin (2020-08-25)

Medical workers across Victoria are calling for hospital parking to be free so they can avoid the risk of catching coronavirus on public transport.

Hospital staff are slugged with huge fees while working around the clock keeping patients alive and cheaper car parks close with Stage 4 restrictions.

Many more are driving to work than ever before as they fear taking public transport could expose them, and patients, to the deadly virus.

Melbourne nurse Paige Wilson has started a petition to Premier Daniel Andrews to make parking for medical workers free across the state.