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Free wi-fi coming to Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals

glassy wifi symbolToday’s Shropshire Star reports that free wi-fi will be provided at Shropshire’s two main hospitals – the Royal Shrewsbury in the county town and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.

The overall scheme will cost some £400,000 with funding provided by the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group.

This will mean patients, visitors and staff will be able to use their smartphones or other devices.

This move comes after the announcement in December 2015 by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt that free wi-fi would be provided in all NHS buildings in England in a bid to improve services and reduce costs.

In other news, the government also expects the NHS to be “digital and paperless” by 2020, whatever that means. 🙂