A new partnership out of the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario will allow patients to give Kingston Transit a try as an alternate means of transportation with a free, preloaded bus pass.
“We know from our patients and visitors that parking and transportation is an issue when coming to the Cancer Centre and we wanted to explore what other opportunities we could create to help remove this barrier,” says Renée Hartzell, interim Program Manager of Cancer Services. “For patients who feel well enough, taking Kingston Transit is a great alternative to coming for your appointments without having to worry about parking or arranging transportation.”
Known as the ‘Try Before You Buy’ transit pass, every patient who receives care at the Cancer Centre is eligible to receive one transit pass. Each pass comes preloaded with six transit rides.
“These passes will also benefit patients who come from out of town as they can park at one of the existing Park and Ride locations and then catch a bus right to the Cancer Centre,” says Hartzell. “Our goal is to help minimize stress on our patients who may be having difficulty arranging transportation.”
For any patient who is interested in receiving a ‘Try Before You Buy’ transit pass, please speak with a member of your care team.
To plan your trip to the Cancer Centre using Kingston Transit, please visit their Trip Planner available here.