Free parking at QEH in effect July 1

Beginning Friday, July 1, patients and visitors will no longer have to pay to park at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
“We know how important it is for patients to have their loved ones visit them, and how it can help in their recovery,” said Health and Wellness Minister Robert Henderson. “For these reasons, government is pleased to eliminate parking fees at the QEH. There is now no charge to park at any Island hospital.”
Over 1,200 vehicles make use of the QEH parking lot daily, most are patients accessing services.
“With the elimination of parking fees we anticipate even more visitors coming to the hospital to see patients,” said Queen Elizabeth Hospital CAO Jamie MacDonald. “We ask that visitors help us in our effort to ensure parking spaces are available for patients when they need them by coordinating visits with family and friends.”
The hospital’s security personnel will continue to have a presence in the parking lot after July 1 to monitor traffic and assist individuals where needed.
The decision to make parking free at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital brings it in line with all other Island hospitals which offer free parking. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital first introduced parking fees in 1993.
For more information on Queen Elizabeth Hospital visitor guidelines, visit www.healthpei.ca/qeh.
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