Free online news access for North Shore patients
Aug 30, 2019
Patients now have access to free online news during their stay at North Shore Private Hospital, as part of a new digital pilot program.
News Corp Australia papers will be free to access online for all patients and visitors who connect to the WiFi at the hospital.
Users can access local news, from the Daily Telegraph as well as interstate news, through the Herald Sun, Gold Coast Bulletin, The Courier Mail, The Advertiser, NT News and Mercury.
The catalyst for the new trial has been Ramsay Health Care’s commitment to improving the patient experience.
The pilot has been made possible following a nation-wide upgrade to the WiFi network across all Ramsay facilities.
There are now 5,000 WiFi access points, which are 600 per cent faster; 230,000 connections are made to the WiFi network each month.
Ramsay Health Care Chief Information Officer, John Sutherland said: “This provides a great way for them to remain connected with family and friends and gives them more choice over their entertainment options,” Mr Sutherland said.
Hard copy papers will still be made available for patients who prefer them.