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Right Arrow Wifi available to visitors at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals
16 November 2016 at 15:50
Visitors can now benefit from wifi at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals.

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust worked with Hospedia, the company that supplies the bedside entertainment system to patients, to make wifi available across the both sites.

Andrew Green, Facilities Manager for Technical Services, said: “Mobile phone reception in buildings like hospitals can be patchy at times so we hope the option to switch to wifi will benefit our visitors.

“We do ask, however, that visitors continue to refrain from using their phones on wards or clinical areas as they can interfere with medical equipment.”

Each wifi user receives 15 minutes free airtime per day. Charges for additional access are:

• 2 hours £2.50
• 24hours £5
• 1 week £15
• 1 month £28

Wifi access is provided through Sky UK’s The Cloud network for which registration is needed. This can be done from any computer or mobile device.

Internet access continues to be available to patients through the Hospedia beside system.

Issued by Tony Ellis, Marketing and Communications Manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 704494
Twitter @SONHSTrust

Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We also provide sexual health services across the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton. The North West Regional Spinal Injuries is hosted by the Trust from Southport hospital.