Enhancements are coming to Northumberland Hills Hospital’s affected person leisure (TV) system.

In an replace shared with employees and sufferers September 30, Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) confirmed that the outdated affected person leisure system shall be eliminated starting Monday, October 3.

A working group led by supplies administration and inclusive of representatives from NHH’s IT, environmental providers, finance, public affairs in addition to NHH’s Affected person and Household Advisory Council is coordinating the venture, with enter from affected person care managers.

New TVs shall be rolled out starting Tuesday, October 11.

The brand new TVs shall be put in in all inpatient rooms and 22 frequent areas (e.g. ready areas and inpatient eating rooms). Because the hospital migrates from the outdated system to the brand new it’s anticipated that there shall be a brief time period with out TV service. NHH’s new affected person leisure system vendor is skilled with distinctive hospital purposes and is dedicated to finishing the transition as shortly as doable.

The brand new TV service shall be freed from cost originally. As soon as set up is full the affected person leisure system in inpatient rooms shall be priced by the day with reductions accessible for longer keep sufferers who could select to hire the service for longer intervals of time. All proceeds from inpatient leases will come again to NHH for re-investment in affected person care. 

For admitted sufferers who transfer from one unit or mattress to a different throughout their keep at NHH, service shall be transferrable inside the hospital. Sufferers (or their family members) will be capable to hire the leisure service in certainly one of 3 ways: immediately on the bedside TV, on-line, through the seller’s web site, or by cellphone, by means of a 1-800 name centre. 

Further data on how sufferers (or their family members) can hire the brand new service shall be shared immediately with sufferers on the bedside and thru NHH’s communication channels because the improve strikes ahead.