Starting in mid-October there will be changes to patient parking and drop-off locations at Royal Columbian Hospital. We are implementing these changes to prepare for the next phase of the Royal Columbian Hospital redevelopment project.

Beginning October 20, we ask all patients and families who drive to Royal Columbian Hospital to park in the underground parkades at the Health Care Centre and the Mental Health and Substance Use Wellness Centre, which can be accessed via Keary Street. To help ensure parking is available at Royal Columbian Hospital for people who need it, approximately 450 additional parking spaces were added this summer with the opening of the Mental Health and Substance Use Wellness Centre. After hours parking is also available at nearby private parking lots.

Beginning October 20, there will be drop off parking only at the Royal Columbian Hospital Emergency Department entrance. The Emergency Department parking lot is being reorganized to make more space for emergency services and patient transfer vehicles.

Effective November 2, all patient drop-offs will be at the Emergency Department entrance. There will no longer be any drop-offs at the old main entrance building.

The surface parking lot by the Sherbrooke Centre will be for designated staff parking only as we prepare for construction of the new acute care tower. During construction, the hospital’s main entrance will be relocated next to the Emergency Department.

We appreciate your patience as we prepare for construction.

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