Put in place a free - or at least cheaper - bedside TV and internet service for inpatients at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness when the current contract ends in June 2019.
Unison Highland Healthcare Branch
Why is this important?
Patients are paying up to £9.90 for bedside televisions in Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. This is a lot of money to pay for access to TV and we believe it should either be scrapped or replaced with a free - or at least cheaper - service which includes public WiFi when the current contract comes to an end in June 2019.
Patients often spend a long time in hospital and access to TV can help distract people from there hospital stay. It can also be quite lonely with many patients not getting many visitors and, with hospitals understaffed, nurses don’t have a great amount of time to spend talking to each patient.
Giving patients free or affordable access to TV will help with the social isolation that staying at hospital can create. Please sign the petition now.
How it will be delivered
We will personally give the petition to NHS Highland Board.
Today Edward Mountain MSP asked a question regarding television services in NHS Highland. Jeanne Freeman Health Secretary stated that public WiFi that enabled video streaming was being trialed in NHS Lothian and if successful would be introduced across NHS Scotland.
2019-01-09 16:34:48 +0000
100 signatures reached
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50 signatures reached
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25 signatures reached
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10 signatures reached
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