Patients have access to bedside television, radio and phone services in most of our wards.
There is even a pay per view film service to keep you entertained.
Television and radio services
The bedside television service is available 24 hours a day.
It is paid for service, with various packages available, running from 2 hours of television, to 12 days.
Download the rates for bedside television services (PDF 33Kb).
A number of television channels are offered, including free breakfast television. It is also free for children under 16 years and there are half price reductions for long stay patients and those over the age of 60.
Your ward may also have a day room where you can watch TV or sit with your visitors.
Radio services are free.
These services are maintained and supported by an on-site team and customer care centre.
Pay per view films
Hospedia offers the ability to pay for films. To do this you need to buy a TV and films bundle.
You can see free trailers, the film schedule and how to buy films on channel 22.
Films run 7am - 4am the next day, on a set schedule, which changes every 3 days.
To register, you can dial 'operator' from your bedside or speak to a Hospedia representative.
You can use your bedside telephone for a fee. There are also card-operated payphones around the hospital.
by patients from the bedside are 10p/minute at all times
to the patient's bedside by friend and family are charged at 39p/minute off-peak and 49p/minute at all other times.
Mobile phones should not be used in some areas as they might interfere with some medical equipment or disturb other patients.
In the places where you can use them, please keep them on silent mode and be considerate to other patients.
The service provided by Hospedia is installed and operated at no cost to the NHS, in support of the NHS Patient Power programme and licensed under terms and conditions set by the Department of Health.
The terms of the agreement under which Hospedia operates aims to reduce the financial burden on the patient by offsetting some of the cost of installing and operating the service through charges for incoming calls to the bedside.
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