To enhance safety and mitigate the financial burden placed on families during this time, all patients, staff and physicians now have free parking at all Niagara Health sites. This temporary measure will continue until further notice.
The decision to place a moratorium on parking fees:
- Will help increase safety at Niagara Health.
- Recognizes the financial hardship that many in the community are facing at this time.
- Supports the dedicated team at Niagara Health who are going above and beyond each day to provide extraordinary patient care during this pandemic.
A moratorium on parking fees will keep patients and visitors from having to obtain a physical parking ticket, avoiding the need to touch screens and buttons at payment kiosks that have been touched by others. This decision also supports physical distancing measures recommended by local, provincial and federal healthcare experts.
Many staff and physicians at Niagara Health pay for parking from their paycheques. Those deductions will no longer take place, consistent with this new policy.
“These are unprecedented times,” says Angela Zangari, Niagara Health Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations. “We are looking at every avenue to support the health and safety of our patients, staff and physicians during the pandemic. This temporary measure will help support safety and reduce some of the financial pressure on our patients and team members.”
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