Hospitals get connected
Free Wi-Fi rolls out to southwest health
PATIENTS and visitors alike are set to benefit as free Wi-Fi rolls out across the southwest this week.
The new service is set to help patients feel better connected during their time in South West Hospital and Health Service facilities.
Chief executive Linda Patat said the new service was integral to delivering on a strategic goal of investing in technology that supported personal care and innovation.
It will also be useful for their visitors, who often spend long hours in hospital supporting their loved one.
“It is one of the core levers to address health disparities experienced by our communities when it comes to access, health literacy and delivering patient driven care.”
Ms Patat said the free Wi-Fi-enabled facilities would allow users to connect instantly with family and friends, enjoy a host of entertainment, and even do such everyday tasks as paying bills or catching up on work.
“We know that hospitals can sometimes be a long experience and being able to connect for free to the outside world will mean a lot to our patients,” she said.
“It will also be useful for their visitors, who often spend long hours in hospital supporting their loved one.”
FREE FOR ALL: Linda Schefe, Toni Cant and Stuart Batterham enjoy free Wi-Fi, now available at South West Hospitals and Health Services facilities.
WI-FI SMILES: Toni Cant, Stuart Batterham and Linda Schefe use free Wi-Fi, now at hospitals and health facilities in the southwest.