Derriford Hospital offers free wifi to patients
PATIENTS at Derriford Hospital will now be able to stay in touch with friends and family on the internet for free.
The hospital is providing free wi-fi to all patients, guests and visitors. The wireless service will allow users to send and receive e-mail and surf the internet on their own wireless-enabled laptops or devices in permitted areas of the hospital, including patient rooms, main lobby, and the restaurant.
Andy Blofield, director of Plymouth ICT shared services, said: "For patients there is a great benefit to staying connected with friends and family and the world outside during what can be an anxious time in hospital.
"Staff have told us that free wi-fi would make a real difference and we felt it was important to listen and deliver modern facilities in a modern hospital."