There’ll be parking changes for staff and the families of patients at the Orange Health Service, as the next stage of Orange City Council’s upgrades to internal roads on the hospital site begins.

Weather permitting, two small car parks at the rear of the Bloomfield hospital site will close temporarily on Monday 28 as the next stage of Orange City Council’s road upgrades begins.
The council is taking a number of steps to minimise the impact of the car park closures and road work. These include :

  • Electronic message boards will be in place with details of the carpark closure,
  • Hospital users are now able to park in an expanded area on the eastern side of Forest Rd, which was previously fenced by webbing and not open for parking.
  • Parking will also be allowed on the western side of Forest Rd and no standing signs in that area will be covered temporarily
  • The speed-limit at the front of the hospital has been reduced to 40km/hr due to the increased parking and pedestrian movements on Forest Road.

Weather permitting, the car park near the Ex-services Country Club and the car park alongside the cricket oval will close for about two weeks from Monday 28 November.

The closures will allow the car parks to be surfaced before parking spaces are painted. This will allow an extra 27 cars to park in these areas.