Effective October 26, 2015, spots for handicap parking and 20 and 30 minute drop-off parking have been moved from the curb in front of the Yorkton Regional Health Centre to a new location. The change is necessary to comply with fire regulations.
Drivers may still pull up to the curb for drop-off or pick-up; however cars parked along the curb or left unattended will be ticketed and towed away. After drop-off, drivers can proceed to the designated parking areas to park their vehicle.
The area in front of the building is considered a fire lane. According to fire regulations, fire lanes must remain free of vehicles to provide clear access to the building in the event of a fire or other emergency.
The designated handicap and drop-off parking spaces have been moved to the south side of the hedge, directly across from the main entrances to the facility. The same amount of parking spaces are available in the new locations which includes six visitor handicap parking stalls, four 20 minute drop-off parking stalls and two 30 minute parking stalls.
Parking signs are now up in the designated parking stalls and clear “no-parking, fire lane” signage has been placed along the north-side of the building.
The importance of keeping roadways clear for emergency vehicles cannot be overstated. Parking infractions can result in a parking ticket and/or towing charges for the following violations:
- parking on roadways or in other areas at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre site bearing signage restricting parking;
- obstructing traffic by parking outside of designated stalls in the parking lot;
- parking illegally in a handicap stall, fire lane or no parking zone.
Yorkton Regional Health Centre:
Visitor parking at Yorkton Regional Health Centre is accessed through the East entrance, between the hospital and nursing home properties.
When parking in the Health Centre parking lot patients, clients and visitors are required to obtain a parking voucher from the automated machine located at the entrance to the parking lot.
Parking fees are as follows:
- Per ½ hour - $1.00
- Daily - $10.00
- Weekly - $40.00
- Monthly - $100.00
Volunteers and patients utilizing Dialysis and Oncology services will be provided complimentary parking passes for the times that they are at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre.
Visitors are required to take parking vouchers into the Yorkton Regional Health Centre and pay before leaving at the automated kiosks located at the two main entrances of the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. The kiosks will accept cash or credit card payments. Once parking is paid, time is allocated to return to the vehicle and to insert the ticket to raise the arms that will allow exiting of the parking lot.