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B.C. health minister promises enforcement to make sure drivers don’t abuse free hospital parking (SPH)

Parking at B.C. hospitals became free on April 1 (Photo credit: CBC News)

Adrian Dix says it’s ‘unacceptable’ for people to take space meant for patients and health-care workers

Health Minister Adrian Dix says B.C. will step up enforcement to make sure parking is available for health-care workers and patients now that it’s been made free at hospitals across the province.

He said there are particular concerns about people taking advantage of parking lots at New Westminster’s Royal Columbian Hospital, which is next to a SkyTrain station, and St. Paul’s Hospital, which is in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

“It’s unacceptable if people are misusing parking that’s been made available,” Dix said Friday.

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