Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wifi at Canberra Hospital


Update from ACT Heatlh:

ACT Health is continuing the implementation of a wireless (Wi-Fi) internet facility for our healthcare consumers and their visitors. This will allow people to use their own Wi-Fi enabled devices to browse the internet and keep up to date with their e-mails.

Currently, free Wi-Fi is available within Paediatrics, Ward 12B (Rehabilitation), Oncology, Central Outpatients, Emergency Department and Renal Services. These areas were selected to participate in a trial of public internet access, which commenced in mid-2013.

Over the next month, public internet access will be implemented at community health centres in Belconnen, Gungahlin and Tuggeranong; and within additional areas of the Canberra Hospital, including: Buildings 1, 3, 7, 8, 11 and 12. In addition, discussions will be undertaken with business areas located in Buildings 2, 10, 19 and 25 to identify suitable areas for the location of public Wi-Fi hotspots.

The public internet facility builds on the existing wireless network (TUTD), which enables staff to access the ACT Health network using ACT Government laptops and authorised iPads/iPhones which have been secured using the Mobile Iron mobile device management app. Also available on the Canberra Hospital Campus is the ANU wireless network, which provides access for ANU students and staff.

Public internet access is filtered for appropriateness, and access is capped to avoid excessive cost to Government. Service levels are designed primarily for browsing the internet and accessing e-mails.

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