While I have sympathy with patients of limited means for all the incidental costs related to cancer treatment (see Patientes atteintes du cancer – Des factures très élevées pour des malades, Why, in a sea of pink, are so many cancer patients in the red?), this doesn’t extend to parking. Compared to expensive out-patient drugs (only covered in Quebec I think) and in many cases, loss of income, parking is a relatively minor ‘co-pay’.
Perspective please, people.
In Ottawa, this was less of an issue as we found the free short-term parking (10 min walk to the hospital), and for longer stays, when I could not drive, I was dropped off.