"wifi access for patients and visitors"
About: Addenbrooke's Hospital Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge CB2 0QQ
Posted by Ozzer (as ),
I have to come to addenbrookes quite frequently due to my illness, to get blood tests etc, and some days I am in the hospital all day.
As such I need access to wifi to be able to carry on with my work, as well as passing the time.
What I fail to understand in a modern era, is that a high tech hospital like addenbrookes at the fore front of research is unable to provide either free or paid wifi access to its patients and visitors.
The upfront infrastructure costs could be out weighed by the additional revenue that could be made through either paying for the service or advertising revenues.
I feel that it is unbelievable that you are able to pay for parking but not for wifi, especially as every business relies on internet access.
If your internal IT teams are unable to do this cost effectively there are many outside companies that could provide you with a package including maintenance.
I feel that addenbrookes is letting its patients and visitors down in the reluctance to move forward into the 21st century.
And ultimately a missed revenue stream.