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To: NHS Highland

Put an end to extortionate TV charges at Raigmore Hospital - up to £9.90 a day for bedside TV

Put an end to extortionate TV charges at Raigmore Hospital - up to £9.90 a day for bedside TV

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.

Raigmore Hospital, Inverness

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Reasons for signing

  • Extortionate prices for patients/families to pay to allow them a bit of "distraction" whilst in hospital. For some people it may be the only company they have. It is a rip-off and takes advantage of people at their time of need.
  • I have signed this. Robbing people of maybe the only company they may have if in hospital for a large period of time. This hospital is 110 miles away and is really the centre of all our medical treatments and procedures. For family members that cannot always travel to their loved ones the hospital tv would be company for them.
  • Some blame lies with the hospital allowing this company to operate in the hospital in the first place. I support the cause I think the prices are unbelievable.

Updates

2019-01-12 02:26:28 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2019-01-10 14:40:24 +0000

500 signatures reached

2019-01-10 11:53:46 +0000

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

2019-01-09 14:01:42 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-01-09 13:24:47 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-01-09 13:01:48 +0000

10 signatures reached