Parking & Restaurants: Free & discounts for medical staff
Restaurants located in Vancouver, Richmond, and the North Shore are offering free or discounted meals for for health care workers. Check out the list below!
Tripple O’s: Extending an offer of 15% off of your entire order at participating Triple O’s restaurants for healthcare workers, emergency responders and those on the frontline. Whether grabbing a bite on the go, a family meal or group order from your team and colleagues, we hope you enjoy your meal and it brings you a little bit of comfort during this difficult time. Discount available for drive-thru or walk-up ordering. Must be in uniform or present valid ID.
JetPet Resort – North Shore: 20% off all services for front line workers at JetPet North Shore – only 8 minutes from Lions Gate Hospital. Thank you health heroes! Now opening early at 6:20am to accomodate shift workers. T: 604-982-9249
EMC Mortages: EMC Mortgages is currently helping many VCH employees cope through this crisis in two simple ways: 1.) Reducing monthly mortgage payments and 2.) Access to more money. EMC can set up a line of credit or use equity from the home
Honest Cleaning & Services: Honest Cleaning and Services is offering discounted cleaning services to all front line hospital staff during COVID-19. Our staff come prepared with gloves, masks and antibacterial green cleaners. We are also happy to use your supplies and vacuum upon request. The regular rate is $75/hour for a team of two cleaning specialists. The discounted rate is now $55/hour for front line hospital staff during the month of April.
Hotels located in Vancouver, Richmond, and the North Shore are offering discounted nightly rates for our health-care workers. Interested staff can book with the participating hotels directly.
Free parking for staff, physicians and visitors
We recognize the hard work and long hours all of you are contributing to our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. During this challenging time, we are looking at all the ways we can help support you.
As you arrive and leave for your shifts at our hospital sites, we do not want you to worry about paying for parking. That is why we are so pleased to announce, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, that parking will be free for all health-care workers at specific sites.
Effective April 1, 2020 and until further notice:
- Free parking on hospital-owned and operated lots
- Staff should not park in Reserved for Physician stalls.
- Free parking at designated Impark lots near health-care facilities (privately operated lots and UBC campus lots are not included with the exception of parking at Diamond Centre).
- The list of parking lots is available online.
- Q&A: Temporary free parking for VCH staff, medical
staff and visitors
Hospital-site monthly parking
- If you have already paid in advance for parking, to receive a reimbursement, please contact VCH Parking by email at email@example.com
Additional information and updates are on the my.vch.ca Parking & Transportation website under the Driving Section.
Mobi Bike Share – Free 90 day trial
Mobi by Shaw Go has launched the Essential Services Membership Program, which provides essential service employees with a free 90-day pass for the Mobi bike share program in the urban core of Vancouver. The goal is to provide a quick and convenient transportation option, and when tied into a transit commute, this offers a healthy break from crowded buses or SkyTrains! All VCH staff are eligible for the program.
To sign up, visit https://www.mobibikes.ca/essential and create an account. Enter the promo code vchheroes90 when prompted. The promo code only works for the 90-day pass and is case sensitive. This program allows for unlimited rides of 30 minutes or less – i.e., a 40 minute journey would require that the bike be docked close to the 25 minute mark before another bike is selected. A credit card is required as overages may be incurred for rides that last longer than 30 minutes. The pass does not auto-renew.
Mobi bikes are located within the area north of 16th Ave. between Macdonald St. and Victoria Drive.