Free patient WiFi now available

02 April 2019 - Free patient Wi-Fi has now been rolled out across the Trust

WiFi

Free patient WiFi has now been rolled out across the Trust – so that patients and visitors can access internet when attending our three hospitals, this has been made possible by the support of King’s College Hospital Charity.

The WiFi, is available free of charge to all visitors and patients 24 hours a day at King’s College Hospital, Princess Royal University Hospital and Orpington Hospital.

The free WiFi can be accessed by selecting the Patient Wifi tab, which should appear automatically on your tablet or phone. It will then prompt you to enter your name and email address.

Gail Scott-Spicer, chief executive of King’s College Hospital Charity, said: “We are delighted to fund this service for the hundreds of thousands of patients and visitors at our hospitals . We know that being in hospital can sometimes be a difficult experience, so I hope free WiFi will help improve the experience for both our patients and visitors. There is lots of useful information and our visitors can also find out more about the Charity and the benefits we deliver to patients.”

Lisa Hollins, Director of Improvement, Informatics and ICT said: “We are always looking to improve our hospital environment for patients and visitors – and we hope the patient Wi-Fi will be of huge use to them. The launch of the new Wi-Fi service has paid for by the King’s College Hospital Charity and we must thank them for their support and contribution of this project.”

Patients accessing the WiFi can use the service to view the menu for inpatients, find out about wards, the chaplaincy and to leave feedback about services, as well as accessing the internet more widely.


For further information please contact:
Molly Downing
Communications Officer
molly.downing@nhs.net
Extension: +44 (0)20 3299 3257

Notes to editors

1. King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals, training over 900 dentists, 750 doctors and 300 nurses every year. The Trust is recognized internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, stroke and major trauma. On 1 October 2013, King’s took over the running of the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley and Orpington Hospital, as well as some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup. The new enlarged organisation has over 10,500 staff and provides over 1 million patient contacts a year. 9,000 babies are delivered by our hospitals each year, and over 750 patients come to our Emergency Departments every day. For more information, please visit the website. You can also support the work of King’s College Hospital at www.togetherwecan.org.uk

2. King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering collaboration between King’s College London, and Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

King’s Health Partners is one of only six Department of Health-designated AHSCs in England and brings together an unrivalled range and depth of clinical and research expertise, spanning both physical and mental health. Our combined strengths will drive improvements in care for patients, allowing them to benefit from breakthroughs in medical science and receive leading edge treatment at the earliest possible opportunity.

Our partnership brings together...

  • three of the UK’s leading NHS Foundation Trusts;
  • one of the top 30 universities in the world;
  • services provided over 225 locations, including seven hospitals and community and mental health centres;
  • 2.2 million patient contacts each year;
  • 31,000 staff;
  • 25,000 students;
  • a combined annual turnover of £2.8bn.

... to advance health and wellbeing by integrating world-class research, care and teaching.

3. At King’s College Hospital we fundraise for the best in treatment, research and health education, leading-edge equipment and improving well-being in our communities. By uniting doctors, nurses, researchers and academics with our supporters and volunteers we can provide the best patient care that goes above and beyond. Find out more and support us at togetherwecan.org.uk