Bedside facilities

Many wards at King’s have a Hospicom bedside entertainment unit which is provided and maintained by HTS Ltd. Each patient is given a new pair of disposable headphones when they arrive on the ward.

To use the Hospicom unit, you will need a pre-paid card which you can buy from vending machines around the hospital .

The unit offers:

  • Free radio
  • Email
  • Access to the internet – this is only on the entertainment unit. You will not be able to use this with a laptop computer. You can view the hospital website, www.kch.nhs.uk, for free.
  • Television – some hospital channels and programmes are free.

For more information about Hospicom and the charges, please go to www.hospicom.co.uk.


Typing on a laptop

Free patient Wi-Fi is available at King's College Hospital, Princess Royal University Hospital and Orpington Hospital. Patients and visitors can access the internet free of charge 24 hours a day.

To access the Wi-Fi, select the ‘NHS Wi-Fi’ network from your mobile, tablet or laptop. Accept the Terms and Conditions, and click 'connect'. Patients and visitors accessing the Wi-Fi can use the service to find out information about the hospital, as well as use the internet more widely.

For further information, contact the Wi-Fi Helpdesk on 0344 848 9555.