Actions taken to address parking challenges at CMH

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

On Monday July 8, CMH will reduce its visitor parking by 15% due to construction that is taking place behind the hospital, near its largest visitor parking lot. The construction was slated to start after clinical programs moved into the new patient care wing, opening a much larger parking lot for visitors in the front of the new hospital wing. Unfortunately, the continued handover delays of the new build have forced the hospital into this situation. “We’ve pushed this project off a few times, but we now need to move forward,” says James Hildebrand, Director, Capital Redevelopment Project, adding, “Plans are in place to help visitors get a parking spot. For those with an appointment, please arrive 30-45 minutes early if you are wanting to park at the hospital. If you are able, consider asking a friend or a loved one to drop you off. There is also the option of public transit or taking a taxi.”

At this time, the hospital plans to lessen the burden of this project by:

  • Making one of its staff lots a mixed parking lot (staff and visitors)
  • Adding personnel to help direct visitors to available parking lots

“We realize this is a real inconvenience for those needing to get to our hospital. It is definitely not what we want for our patients and visitors. Our parking will improve once we move into our new wing,” says Hildebrand.

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Stephan Beckhoff, manager
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