Patients with mobility issues can now exercise their arms, wrists and shoulders while in bed instead of having to be moved to the gym in the Physiotherapy Department. A new, mobile arm ergometer unit, purchased through a Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE grant, is easily transported to a patient’s bedside for required cardiovascular strengthening and conditioning, increasing accessibility for these patients.
At Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (the Hospital), onsite parking will be made available in an equitable way to all users of the Hospital. In keeping with Patient and Family Centred Care, parking has been allocated to ensure that patients, families and visitors have convenient and timely access to the Hospital.
Patients, families and visitors will have access to the following Lots (please see attached map for locations): A1, A3, B1, B2, C1, C2, D and I.
Metered parking spots are located outside of the Renal Department at the front entrance of the facility and outside the Emergency Department main entrance.
Parking Rates and Passes
Up to one hour: $2
Up to two hours: $4
Up to four hours: $5
Over four hours until midnight, same day (daily maximum): $7
After midnight, the parking rate will restart.
Patients, families and visitors frequently attending the Hospital will be able to purchase daily, weekly or monthly access passes based on approved rates.
Daily, weekly or 12 exit passes must be purchased at the pay station.
For monthly passes, the patient/visitor will pay for the pass at the Cashier located in the Patient Billing Office and bring the receipt to Security who will provide the pass. These passes can only be purchased during regular business hours.
Please Note: Lot C-1, directly across from the Emergency Department entrance, is an individual metered lot, not a “Pay and Display” parking lot. Lot A-3, the small lot next to the Medical Building and across from the Cancer Centre is a “Pay & Display” parking lot.
When parking in Lots A1, B1, B2, C2, D and I the following process applies:
When parking in Lot C1 (Emergency Department) pay at the parking meter in front of your vehicle.
When parking in Lot A3 the following process applies:
Pay stations are located in the following areas:
The costs associated with parking lots are not covered by government funding. The Hospital uses parking fees collected to cover the cost of providing, maintaining and administering the parking facilities (such as lighting, asphalt and equipment maintenance, line painting and snow removal) and to support operational costs related to patient care.
In cases where patients are required to attend the Hospital on a regular recurring basis and the payment of fees will result in financial hardship, the patient may apply for a discounted parking rate. Please contact Patient Billing to complete a Request for Parking Fee Reduction form.
The Hospital is committed to ensuring appropriate and adequate access is provided to persons with disabilities. Lots A1, A3, B1, C1, C2, D and I have designated accessible spaces.
Parking in accessible spaces will be strictly enforced. All vehicles parking in these spaces must display a valid Ontario Ministry of Transportation specific permit that is visible at all times while the vehicle is parked on site.
All lots are monitored by security cameras 24 hours per day and are patrolled by Security on a periodic basis. The Hospital takes all precautions to provide a safe environment, including full lighting to the parking lots, access walkways and well marked Emergency Help buttons throughout the site. Should you encounter difficulties entering or exiting a parking lot, you have access to an intercom at all terminals, which will connect you to Security for assistance.
Vehicles parked in unauthorized areas will be ticketed and/or towed at the discretion of the Manager, Security & Parking. Parking of vehicles is only allowed in lots and designated spaces only. Vehicles will not be allowed to park along the roadways on the property.
All disputed parking tickets will be reviewed by the Manager, Security and Parking. The Manager will consult with other levels of management as required.