New Petition Wants To Introduce Free Parking At Langley Memorial Hospital

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A local senior has started an online petition to eliminate parking fees at Langley Memorial Hospital.

Gary Hee says that they are aiming to “remove those fees paid out to a parking management co.”

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According to a tweet on Sunday, May 19th, Hee highlights that the Langley Memorial Hospital (LMH) petition opposing parking fees on emergency patients has surpassed 1,257 signatures.

He also states that vehicle parking fees for emergency patients are expensive and a stressful cost when they are in need of help.

As it currently stands, the rate for parking one hour starts at $3.25 and goes up to $4.25 an hour.

Hee will ask the Minister of Health to analyze this concern in the September provincial seating of the legislature.

Back in November, the City of Surrey eliminated pay parking at the City Hall parkade and on the streets near Surrey Memorial Hospital.

For Surrey Memorial Hospital, free two hour parking was approved for the 103 on-street pay parking spots near the facility. Another 2,041 parking spaces operated by Fraser Health or private companies remain as paid lots for the near future.

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