Letters to the Editor

Added cost of health care


Re: PAH parking seems profit-driven, Dec. 31 letters.

I am in total agreement with the letter writer.

For the past 13 months, we have been feeding the cash-cow machines at both Peace Arch Hospital and the BC Cancer Agency parking lot at Surrey Memorial Hospital.

We are well over $500 for the year, and there will be more to come.

I’ve lost count of the number of times that I’ve had to leave my ailing husband and dash out to add more time and money – and “dashing out” at my age is not an easy thing to do.

Letter-writer Heather Wintermeyer suggested Impark put pay stations inside the hospital to make it easier for patients to add time and money.

It would take away the stress of worrying that your car will be ticketed.

I don’t have a problem with pay parking, but it is totally unfair that people who are there for treatment have to pay such exorbitant fees.

One solution would be to charge visitors for parking, but not patients and their care-givers.

Too logical?

Jean Scarfe, Surrey



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