Dorset County Hospital upgrading WiFi for patients

Dorset County Hospital upgrading WiFi for patients

Published by George Sharpe at 1:49pm 20th May 2020.

Dorset County Hospital's upgrading it's WiFi to help patients stay in touch with their loved ones during their stay.

The Trust is partnering up with WiFi SPARK, a specialist WiFi provider, to launch a free network for patients, visitors and staff.

The connection will be faster and more reliable.

There will also be a premium service that will enable online gaming and streaming.

The project has been partially funded by the Friends of Dorset County Hospital.

Dorset County Hospital

Alison Male Patient and Public Engagement Lead said:

"We are really excited about the new network. Being a patient is not fun by any means, but having a fast, efficient Wi-Fi service can make all the difference in helping you to keep entertained and can improve the overall experience of your time in hospital. 

"It can be a real worry having a friend or family member in hospital but our improved Wi-Fi will enable patients to stay better connected with their loved ones during their admission.

"We are really grateful to The Friends of Dorset County Hospital for their support with this project."

The hospital say it could also be used as a springboard for further innovations and enhancements in the future to continue improving the patient experience at DCH.

Matt O'Donovan CEO at WiFi SPARK said: 

"We are honoured to have been selected by Dorset County Hospital for the provision of their Wi-Fi for patients, visitors and staff. Human connection is more important than ever, especially at the moment and Wi-Fi is integral for enabling people to stay connected to their friends and family and to be entertained. 

"We are delighted to be able to help provide this invaluable service."