Parking fees add to patients’ stress

Re: Pay-parking bad for your health? Dec. 15.

To the Editor,

Re: Pay-parking bad for your health? Dec. 15.

I understand the need to pay for parking at the hospital especially if one is visiting a patient. However, it does not seem right that people are having to end their appointments before they are finished due to the parking meter.

It does seem like some other system needs to be in place to accommodate this.

I think that parking for those ending up in emergency needs to be done differently.

You are generally dealing with an unexpected emergency situation to the hospital, all you want to do is get the person there and into emergency and be there to support them.

You do not need to be thinking about dealing with a parking meter in this stressful situation.

Lynn Kropinak

Nanaimo