Free public Wi-Fi now available at Harrogate District Hospital

Posted on: Thursday 15 Mar 2018

Free public Wi-Fi is now available at Harrogate District Hospital, improving the hospital experience for patients and visitors.

The free public Wi-Fi – paid for with a grant from NHS Digital – gives users access to the internet via a landing page on their own devices. The landing page contains links to local news, radio, health services and other entertainment applications, such as BBC iPlayer. The service is available across the Hospital.

The Trust’s free patient Wi-Fi network’s landing page

The Trust is launching its public Wi-Fi service to enhance its patient and visitor experience. The service can be accessed through any device by finding the network and signing-up and is available to all Harrogate District Hospital visitors.

The introduction of public Wi-Fi across Harrogate District Hospital will benefit users in a number of ways, including allowing access to the internet in parts of the Hospital without phone network coverage, the ability for visitors to find out information online through the Trust website and the opportunity for inpatients to stream entertainment apps from their own devices.

Andy Moore, Head of IT Services with Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The introduction of a public Wi-Fi service at Harrogate District Hospital is part of our ongoing commitment to improving our patient and visitor experience.

“The Wi-Fi offers both day visitors and inpatients the opportunity to access the internet across the whole Harrogate District Hospital site and will benefit all of our patients and visitors enormously.”

The free Wi-Fi has been funded by national organisation NHS Digital.

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For further information please contact:

Jamie Wright, Communications and Marketing Assistant, jamie.wright@hdft.nhs.uk.