Updated on: February 28, 2022
Effective Friday, March 4th, pay parking will resume at all Island Health sites that previously had pay parking in place. The return to pay parking will help to ensure that spots are available for patients, staff, volunteers and visitors when needed.
Free parking will continue for patients receiving dialysis or cancer tests and treatments in acute-care programs, and for parents/caregivers of children staying in the hospital overnight. Free parking will also remain for volunteers, and financial hardship provisions will continue to be managed on a case-by-case basis.
Parking rates will return at the same level they were when frozen in 2020. Parking enforcement will resume March 4, 2022.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Parking fees will be re-instated at sites that had pay parking before April 2020.
- Notices will be posted on pay parking equipment and payment will be required for public parking.
- Payroll deductions will resume as of March 4, 2022. Payment and a parking permit will be required for staff parking.
- Staff who require scratch tickets should visit their local parking office (at NRGH, RJH and VGH) or contact an office to have them mailed.
- Staff with existing permits can continue to use those permits and do not have to reapply.
- Staff that do not have a parking permit should complete the parking registration form and submit to the Parking Office.
- Parking enforcement of all areas will resume March 4, 2022.
Parking services would like to take this opportunity to remind staff that parking in non-designated parking areas (i.e. yellow curbs, fire lanes, and non-parking areas creates safety issues and impacts emergency response access and other general operations.