"wi-fi access for patients and visitors"
About: Addenbrooke's Hospital Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge CB2 0QQ
Posted by mrwifi (as ),
It was impossible to make a 'virtual visit' to a relative in a ward at Addenbrooke's hospital due to the absence of wi-fi provision.
They were in hospital for 10 days or so and I was unable to visit in person. mobile phone reception was problematic so the only guaranteed means of communication whilst they were bedridden was by text message.
Installing wifi would be inexpensive, could be done swiftly and unobtrusively and it would increase patient well-being through contact with the world outside by virtual visits (eg. by skype) email, social media etc.
Patients could also access online medical information about their condition, patient opinion sites like this one etc. happier patients would surely mean faster patient turnover ...