Share your story
Everyone has a story to tell about parking at hospitals and other health care facilites. Here’s an opportunity to send a message to the Ontario government. We will gather your responses and deliver them to the Minister of Health in Ontario.
Do you support the idea of using parking fees to augment hospital budgets? Are you satisfied with the amount you must pay? Do you have ideas about how this issue might be resolved?
Please share your experiences here by typing a comment in the “Leave a Comment” box below. Or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is Alan Powell’s own story;
“I have been in many hospitals as both a patient and a visitor. As a patient, I appreciated very much the people who came to visit, and encouraged me in my recovery. I have visited many patients in hospitals, both family and friends. Sometimes with great joy to see a new baby, while at other times to share the last days with some who were terminally ill.
I have visited Markham Stouffville Hospital many times. Over the years, the visiting became more difficult as I become older, and the free parking on the street stretched out to be about five blocks away. I tried to chose a day when the weather was suitable. Some times I have parked at the hospital and found it confusing and expensive.
One day the thought came to me – there must be a better way! In our town of Markham, the most advanced and diverse in North America, we are known as a wonderful town, with community centres, worship centres, parks, libraries, schools, businesses and our hospital. Around our town, we often see the motto “We care!”
I am convinced that we can make the parking at our hospital a much more friendly experience. I have learned this is a common problem throughout our province.
I’m sure we have the resources to accomplish our goal together if we all work and pray to solve it.”