I NEVER THOUGHT I’d be writing about this again. The entire situation has been a comedy of errors. Yet once again, here I am talking about the ongoing saga of parking at Royal Inland Hospital – A story about the Interior Health Authority’s apparent inability to grasp the fundamentals of effectively managing the parking situation at RIH.
As a quick refresher – Previous to building the Clinical Services Building (CSB), parking at the hospital was a nightmare. Patients, visitors and staff competed for the very limited available parking space. There was not enough space for any one group and as a result all suffered.
Enter the new CSB building with hundreds of new parking spaces intended, as stated by Lorne Sisley, Corporate Director, Facilities Management & Operations for IHA, “…for patient and visitor parking, with the parkade at the rear of the hospital designated for staff pass holder parking.”
Bill McQuarrie is a Kamloops entrepreneur. He can be contacted at email@example.com. He tweets @bafflegabbed.