by Jane Adams
In the coming week, Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) will be implementing a new parking system. Users will see new parking terminals at each parking lot entrance and new payment kiosks in the lobby and Emergency Department. The daily parking rate remains at $5 per visit, one of the lowest rates in the region.
“Parking revenues support patient care and help us provide local communities with the programs and services they need close to home,” explains Cholly Boland, CEO. “Hospitals receive about 90% of their funding from the provincial Ministry of Health but are expected to earn revenue from other sources to cover the additional costs of operations and equipment funding.”
Visitors must take a ticket when they enter the parking lot and bring it with them into the hospital. User friendly payment kiosks are located in the front lobby and in the Emergency Department. Upon payment by cash or credit card, a ticket will be issued for use at the exit gate. Receipts are also available. Visitors can pay by credit card at the exit gate.
A 15-minute grace period will be provided for picking up and dropping off patients. WDMH will continue to offer a discount monthly parking rate to support patients and families who require frequent visits to the hospital. For more details, please visit www.wdmh.on.ca/parking.
Thank you for your patience as we implement this change. We value your feedback. If you have any comments or concerns, please contact Cholly Boland, CEO at 613-613.774.1049, or by email at [email protected].