In partnership with Hospital Telephone Services Limited (HTS), the NHS Trust has now installed a Patient Bedside Entertainment Service to nearly all beds in ward areas.
A HospiCom Bedside Entertainment System is located, as the name denotes, beside each bed for the exclusive use of that patient. The unit offers patients a FREE TO USE Radio system, for which no activation card is required.
A television package, with a choice of fifteen channels, plus Sky Sports and up to ten films on demand, is available. Use of the TV system is subject to a daily charge. Other pay to use services include internet access, email, text messaging and playable games.
Patients can also make and receive telephone calls directly from their bed, with each unit having its own direct-dial number, so patients can keep in touch with friends and relatives. The HospiCom system features a touch screen for ease of use and all that patients have to do to access the pay to use facilities is purchase a HospiCom service activation card from one of vending machines located around the corridirs. Once purchased, the card can be repeatedly topped up from any machine within seconds.
HospiCom also provide dedicated on site service staff, who ensure each unit is sanitised and maintained, as well as providing information on how to use the service to patients. Over and above this 'hands on' support, a Help Desk is accessed via the telephone unit, (the call is free of charge), to offer additional assistance should the need arise, with this service now available seven days a week.
Milton Keynes Hospital Radio broadcast on this system in high-quality stereo, 24 hours a day. Access to the Hospital Rasio channel is completely FREE OF CHARGE. You can find Hospital Radio by selecting the 'Radio' button on the front page, and then selecting the 'Milton Keynes Hospital Radio' button at the bottom of the Radio page to tune in.
Listeners can also make a direct FREE OF CHARGE phone call to the Hospital Radio studio by lifting the telephone receiver and pressing the 'Call Hospital Radio' button in the botton corner of the MKHR page.
Please note that the Hospicom system is owned and operated by HTS. Milton Keynes Hospital Radio is not responsible for the provision, maintenance or repair of the system. Any faults or problems should be reported directly to the Hospicom Help Desk and NOT to the MKHR studio number.