Starting March 1, rates will be applied to patients and employees, including physicians.
The spokesperson for the Centre Intégré de santé et des services sociaux de l'Outaouais, Geneviève Côté explains that now that the health services in the Outaouais are one, it’s important to harmonize policies across the region:
On November 24, the board of directors of the CISSS de l'Outaouais adopted this parking policy. An internal memorandum indicates that this decision was based in part on the desire to harmonize rates in car parks while taking into account urban or rural differences.
Geneviève Côté says that the first 30 minutes are free, the daily maximum $ 4 . For employees who wish to use parking, the rate will be approximately $ 7.98 per pay period:
Unlike a persistent rumour reported to CHIP 101.9, only paid employees using the spaces will be charged for parking. Parking will be free for volunteers. Parking in the streets surrounding the hospital may therefore be more likely to be used.