Thursday, 10 October 2013

Be patient with parking woes due to renovations. #HKL

Members of the public are urged to be patient with the renovation works at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) and park their vehicles at the temporary designated lots.

HKL director Datuk Dr Zaininah Mohd Zain advised the public to park their vehicles at the lots next to the Hindu temple and the Specialist Clinic Ambulatory Care Centre (SCACC) during the renovation works.

“Several parking areas have been closed to make way for the construction of a new health centre for women and children by 2015.

“Renovation works will also see upgrades done to the Urology and Neurology department as well as to ambulance routes,” she said in a statement yesterday.

She was commenting on The Star’s report, highlighting that access to HKL has been challenging ever since it embarked on an extensive renovation programme that involved taking away many parking spots.

The renovations resulted in patients and visitors having to park more than 1km away while pedestrians saw their walkway removed.

Dr Zaininah said four vans are provided during the weekdays and two on the weekends to ferry patrons to their destinations.

“The shuttle service runs from 7am to 7pm everyday with 10 drop-off zones located around the hospital,” she added.

Dr Zainiah said a seven-storey car park building is also set for completion in 2015 and woud be able to accommodate 1,949 vehicles.

“HKL is patronised by 27,000 people everyday, including 10,000 hospital staff.

“In addition to limited parking space, the ever-increasing number of employees and visitors have made movement around the hospital difficult,” she said.


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