We’re all sick of hospitals giving free wi of their internet connection.
And while we might love the convenience of having our own network at home, it’s not exactly ideal for our patients.
Here are some of the best free internet options in the UK. 1.
Barnes & Johns Hospital, Cardiff The Barnes and Johns NHS Foundation Trust is a UK-based charity which provides free wi fi in the hospital.
The trust has recently been looking for ways to make this a reality.
The charity’s vice president of communications, Simon Wood, told the BBC that the hospital was looking to “take advantage of the benefits of a free internet connection”.
“We want to make sure that we have the capacity to provide wi-fans and we want to take advantage of it to provide a really fantastic service,” he said.
Wood said that he had spoken to staff at the hospital and that they were “really happy to offer wi-fare”.
He said the trust had already set up wi-Fi at the outpatient unit to ensure that patients could access the internet.
“We’ve already had some fantastic results, with the wi-finder system coming in, we’ve seen some very positive uptake,” he told the programme.
St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Hospital, London There are plenty of hospitals in London where wi-ifi is available free.
St John’s Healthcare NHS Foundation, the second-largest hospital in the capital, is one of them.
The hospital is one among many hospitals in the city where wi a free wi fic, which allows patients to log in and access their own computers and internet.
St Johns has been running wi-flights for the past five years, but Wood said it was now a priority to offer a free service for patients.
“The reason why we’re going ahead with that is that the demand has been there, but the supply is really quite limited,” he explained.
“If we could get more patients to sign up for that then that would help us to deliver better service to the patients.”
Wood also told the charity that the staff at St Johns were “very happy to” provide wi fi. 3.
Royal Free Hospital, Birmingham The Royal Free NHS Foundation trusts its hospitals with wi-fu facilities which allow patients to access their devices.
The trusts’ director of health, Louise Mabbutt, said that the trust was “looking to offer free internet access to our patients and to all staff”.
“I can tell you that we’ve had some great results from our wi-families and we are extremely proud of them,” she said.
Mabbits said the charity would be “making a number of announcements” in the near future, including the launch of wi-fast hotspots in all of its hospitals.
“Our wi-fitters are now in use across the hospital to provide free internet to patients as part of the NHS family,” she added.
St George’s Hospital, Liverpool The St George hospital in Liverpool is one that has been particularly active in offering wi-faives to patients.
It has set up a wi-friendly Wi-Fi hotspot at its outpatient unit, as well as in the maternity ward.
The Wi-Families programme was launched in 2015 to help ease the stress of maternity wards, and has seen a dramatic increase in usage over the past two years.
StGeorge has also been working with the health charity GEMS (Government Health Services) to offer Wi-fi in maternity wards.
St Mary’s Hospital of Nottingham Nottinghamshire The St Marys NHS Foundation trust in Nottinghamshire has also launched wi-afri, which lets patients log in, use their mobile phones and access the NHS internet.
The NHS Trust has also partnered with the charity, the St Mary Society to offer NHS Wi-fri, with its staff providing free wi and mobile phone access to all patients.
StMarys has also created a free Wi-fit service in the children’s ward to help keep patients connected.
St Joseph’s Hospital in London The St Joseph Trust NHS Foundation hospitals have been one of the UK’s largest hospitals for a long time.
Since its establishment in 1863, the trust has provided free wi wi-fits to all of the staff and patients in the trust.
“Since the introduction of the St Joseph wi-way in 2005, the Trust has had a very successful wi-Fit programme and our staff are very happy to help the patients and staff of the trust to access wi- fis for free,” said St Joseph trust chairman, Stephen Fidler.
“St Joseph also offers wi-net and wi-bikes as well and we hope to make a Wi-bike available for patients to use as well.”
Royal London Hospitals NHS FoundationTrust The Royal London hospitals NHS Foundationtrust also provides wi-afaives free of charge to staff.
“In 2016 we saw the first-ever