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September 28, 2016

SMGH FOUNDATION TO OFFER NEW H-PASS PARKING SOLUTION AT HOSPITAL

Hospital patients and visitors will have access to the new H-Pass parking solution at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital (SMGH) as of October 1, 2016. H-Pass will benefit parkers at SMGH by extending the daily parking timeframe from 12.5 hours to 24 hours, with unlimited in and out privileges.  The revolutionary nature of the H-PASS allows parkers to keep and use their pass for one year from the date of purchase; something not possible on traditional paper passes. The H-PASS is also transferable between patients and caregivers and has the option for multiple passes to be purchased as part of a family plan.


This new system will not affect the hourly or daily maximum parking rates at SMGH.  The hourly rate will remain at $2.00 with a daily (24-hour period) maximum of cost $7.00.  There will be a slight increase (due to costs associated with the new H-Pass system) and restructuring of the multi-visit discount passes available:

  • 5 Visit Pass (with in and out privileges within a 24-hour period): $25
  • 10 Visit Pass (with in and out privileges within a 24-hour period): $40
  • 30 Visit Pass (with in and out privileges within a 24-hour period): $75

“We proudly offer some of the lowest hospital parking fees in Southwestern Ontario,” says Susan McLean, SMGH Foundation CEO.  “These parking fees, which directly support the purchase of new medical equipment for our hospital, are well below the Ontario Government hospital paid-parking regulations set out in January of 2016.” 


Full-time employees at SMGH currently pay $30 per month to park, which will remain unchanged.  In fact, today’s employee rate has been in effect since paid parking was implemented at SMGH in 2008.  Part-time and casual employee daily parking cost will remain at $3 per day with the new ‘Pay as you Swipe’ option.


The SMGH Foundation will continue to offer Compassionate Parking Relief which provides hospital patients and/or visitors with free parking if they are unable to afford it.


Passes will be available as of October 1, 2016 at the SMGH Parking Office, Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For additional information, please contact the SMGH Foundation office at 519-246-5906.

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