Parking fees will be reinstated at Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) starting July 1.
Temporary free parking began on April 13, as part of SMH’s COVID-19 response.
“I am happy that we were able to waive parking fees temporarily during a very challenging time for
everyone,” says Jody Levac, President and CEO, SMH. “As the province gradually allows for services
to open up and we slowly reintroduce services such as day surgeries and diagnostic imaging, we are
resuming normal parking operations at the hospital. We would like to thank the community for their
understanding and strong support during these unprecedented times.”
As Ontario’s emergency order is extended again, hospitals across the county are making the
decision to reinstate parking fees, with many already having done so.
Parking meters at SMH will be disinfected regularly as well as all high touch areas at the
hospital, including coin and vending machines.
Patients going to SMH are reminded to clean their hands upon entry and throughout their stay,
including before and after using parking meters. SMH’s screening policy is still in effect for all
patients at the main entrance. All patients will be screened for COVID-19 and will be provided a
mask upon entry. Physical distancing must also be practiced while at parking meters and within the
hospital (when possible).
The parking fee will return to $10 per day. More information is available at www.stevensonhospital.ca