Patient Family Advisors are volunteers who have recent experiences with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences. They contribute to decisions and policies, including parking rates.
Gary Cooper, retired OPP and Patient Family Advisor, was part of a working group tasked to review parking rates at the Hospital.
“No one likes to pay for parking, especially in Thunder Bay where we’re not accustomed to it. The reality is that parking lots are expensive. Without parking fees, the cost to maintain the lots would impact patient care services,” Cooper explained. “We want visits to our Hospital to be as stress free and affordable as possible, so we try to keep the rates low.”
Parking rates at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre are well below the average cost at other Ontario hospitals. At our Hospital, the first hour is $2.00, the maximum daily rate is $7.00, and a weekly pass is $28.00.
Some other hospitals’ parking rates are: