PERFORMANCE:A new Wi-Fi network service for patients and visitors has recently been launched at Bradford Teaching Hospitals.

The free service is designed to enhance the experience of both patients and visitors by enabling them to stay in touch with the outside world during their time at the Bradford Royal Infirmary or St Luke’s Hospital.

“The new Wi-Fi service for patients will provide them with a way to communicate with family and friends during their stay” said David Hollings, trust head of information technology.

 “We hope that by providing Wi-Fi in our hospitals it will allow patients and their  visitors to stay connected, aid recovery by maintaining their spirits, and even allow ‘virtual visiting’ via Skype for those who cannot otherwise get into the ward to see the patient,” he added.