PATIENT AND VISITOR PARKING AT SMITHS FALLS SITE AFFECTED BY CONSTRUCTION

SMITHS FALLS, ON – Patients and visitors to the Smiths Falls site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital will start to see visible signs of construction beginning on September 2, 2008.

The first phase of the $43 million redevelopment kicks off with the installation of fencing and hoarding around the 1904 wing (on Elmsley Street), the demolition of that wing, creation of interim parking areas, the construction of a new electrical substation, and construction of a temporary loading dock.

Vehicle parking on hospital premises will be impacted as the current parking lot will be lost for 15 months as the new wing gets constructed.  To help manage disruption, a new main patient and visitor parking lot (Lot “A”) has been created adjacent to Elmsley Street off of Johnson Street.  In addition, expansion to the existing emergency parking lot will take place (Lot “B”).  We encourage those requiring emergency services or barrier-free parking to use parking lot “B”. There will not be any displacement of parking spots during the initial 15 months.  In fact, there will be additional parking spaces created. In total provision has been made for 122 spots with 10 of those being dedicated for handicapped spaces.  Signage will direct you to either of the two lots.

Temporary Parking – Lot A Patients & Visitors and Lot B Emergency

The only access points to the hospital site during the initial 15 months of construction will be via the main entrance and emergency entrance.  “We know that this will be inconvenient through the short term.  We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as with any significant changes inconveniences inevitably occur.  This short term imposition will be worth it as it will lead to the creation of a state-of-the-art facility that is so clearly needed” said Todd Stepanuik, President & CEO.

We appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this transition.

For further information contact:

Todd Stepanuik
President & CEO
Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital
613-283-2330-ext:1130
tstepanuik@psfdh.on.ca
www.psfdh.on.ca

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33 Drummond Street West
Perth, ON K7H 2K1
Tel: (613) 267-1500
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60 Cornelia Street West
Smiths Falls, ON K7A 2H9
Tel: (613) 283-2330

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