To the Editor,
Re: Pay-parking bad for your health? Dec. 15
The Vancouver Island Health Authority pays Robbins Parking 75 per cent of the revenues generated at completely automated parking lots.
I have never seen a Robbins employee at any of the hospital parking lots and this is a job that could be done by VIHA employees at a much more reasonable cost.
If 57 per cent of the remaining $237,000 is used up for costs, then only 11 per cent is left for patient services.
The only one profiting from this significantly is Robbins.
I completely support pay parking at the hospital, but with the funds being distributed more to VIHA and less to a third party that is largely unnecessary.
With the high costs of health care, it is time for VIHA to investigate how to benefit more from this revenue generator.