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Wifi for the Hospital

By johnboy 10 June 2013 26

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.

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goggles13 7:18 am 12 Jun 13

what about the supposed effect of computers and mobile devices on medical equipment?

Erg0 2:12 pm 11 Jun 13

I was thinking Joseph Stalin, but Mike Tyson is close enough, I suppose.

incredulousandridiculous 2:01 pm 11 Jun 13

Erg0 said :

incredulousandridiculous said :

Yes, insulting someone who consistently doctored government records while being paid $100,000+ (or $200,000+?) by the taxpayer to keep them and (legitimately) improve the system is TOTALLY unfair of mean old me. I admit I am clearly in the category of Mike Tyson pushing his mother down the stairs or a gunman committing a massacre in the US with my violent verbal attack on someone so stressed she was forced to pathologically lie about something as trivial as hospital documents.

poetix said :

Studying for an honours degree in Charm, with a sub-major in Modesty

You forgot the second half of my double degree: latte-sipping at Gus’ and cocktail consumption at Tongue & Groove.

poetix 1:45 pm 11 Jun 13

incredulousandridiculous said :

thoughtpod said :

Also, calling a woman a “bitch” probably means that you should think about how you relate to women. It’s a hostile, misogynistic term, and I’m sure that being the clever university student that you are, you understand why you should probably apologise for using it.

The data tamperer is a bitch, an overpaid ‘professional’ who adversely impacted on the local health system for her own career gain. If the shoe fits, it fits. And misogynistic? Bitch is a gender-specific insult, yes, but in the same vein dickhead, wanker and bastard are terms just as offensively directed at men.

If the tamperer had been male, he would have been ‘the data tampering bastard’. So no apology will be forthcoming. Both of you have an argument that falls flat in this regard.

LSWCHP said :

And you may be a uni student, but I suspect that you don’t know the difference between “elite” and “elitist”, so maybe some remedial English classes are in order.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/elitist

I made a sarcastic comment about uni students referring to the outside presumption that uni students nothing despite implying they know everything. That sort of denigration of uni students is why we are not taken seriously when we question the status quo, either from a left or rightwing perspective, If you don’t have the mental dexterity to recognise ‘elitist’ can be inserted before ‘university student’, not to mention the potential existence of sarcasm in text, I have to question your own knowledge of and expertise in the English language.

Studying for an honours degree in Charm, with a sub-major in Modesty.

Erg0 1:42 pm 11 Jun 13

incredulousandridiculous said :

I made a sarcastic comment about uni students referring to the outside presumption that uni students nothing despite implying they know everything. That sort of denigration of uni students is why we are not taken seriously when we question the status quo, either from a left or rightwing perspective

You’re certainly doing wonders for that perception, with your personal insults and strident black-or-white viewpoint.

incredulousandridiculous 1:21 pm 11 Jun 13

thoughtpod said :

Also, calling a woman a “bitch” probably means that you should think about how you relate to women. It’s a hostile, misogynistic term, and I’m sure that being the clever university student that you are, you understand why you should probably apologise for using it.

The data tamperer is a bitch, an overpaid ‘professional’ who adversely impacted on the local health system for her own career gain. If the shoe fits, it fits. And misogynistic? Bitch is a gender-specific insult, yes, but in the same vein dickhead, wanker and bastard are terms just as offensively directed at men.

If the tamperer had been male, he would have been ‘the data tampering bastard’. So no apology will be forthcoming. Both of you have an argument that falls flat in this regard.

LSWCHP said :

And you may be a uni student, but I suspect that you don’t know the difference between “elite” and “elitist”, so maybe some remedial English classes are in order.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/elitist

I made a sarcastic comment about uni students referring to the outside presumption that uni students nothing despite implying they know everything. That sort of denigration of uni students is why we are not taken seriously when we question the status quo, either from a left or rightwing perspective, If you don’t have the mental dexterity to recognise ‘elitist’ can be inserted before ‘university student’, not to mention the potential existence of sarcasm in text, I have to question your own knowledge of and expertise in the English language.

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