Chief Minister Gallagher has announced a trial of free wifi in Canberra hospital:
A new trial of free public wifi at The Canberra Hospital has started which aims to make the stay of patients and their families a little bit easier, Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, said today.
The trial will include free public wifi in the Paediatrics, Ward 12B (Rehabilitation) initially before expanding to Oncology, Central Outpatients, Emergency Department, and Renal Services areas of The Canberra Hospital later this year.
“The Government is working hard to deliver a more comfortable hospital environment for not only patients but also their families and friends,” the Chief Minister said.
“I am hopeful that this trial will prove successful and provide patients and their visitors with another source of connection to their daily lives while in the care of our health care system.
And in case, like me, you were wondering:
“Internet access will be filtered for appropriateness, and access will be capped to avoid excessive cost to Government. Service levels are designed primarily for browsing the Internet and accessing e-mails.