Prairie Mountain Health has shared a statement today clarifying that changes recently implemented at its parking lot at Brandon Regional Health Centre are temporary following parking infrastructure failures that had taken place.
On Tuesday, members in the eBrandon discussion forums had noted changes that included entry/exit gates no longer functioning and new outdoor pay stations that operate on a pre-payment basis.
In today’s statement provided to eBrandon in response to questions on the recent changes, Prairie Mountain advises drivers to pull directly into the parking lot and up to pay stations located at the same site where previous outdoor pay stations were located. Tickets can then be purchased by coin or credit card. Following purchase a stub will be dispensed which can then be placed on a vehicle’s dashboard as one parks in an available space.
Security staff will be on-site to answer questions at high usage times as staffing permits.
BRHC parking lot as photographed in 2017
As part of the change there are no pay stations located inside BRHC, meaning all tickets must be purchased at the outdoor kiosks. Prairie Mountain says that improved signage has been ordered for setup at entry gates. The current pay system is said to be temporary with a permanent solution being in the works and updates to follow.
Parking rates at BRHC were increased early in 2019 to the current fee of $2 for the first hour and $1 for each subsequent hour to a daily maximum of $12. Those same rates remain in effect.