A stay in hospital is never easy at the best of times. Despite the best efforts of NHS heroes, being away from friends and family while you receive essential treatment can make a hospital stay a lonely experience – especially when patients are forced to isolate from loved ones due to Covid-19. But KCOM has helped to keep patients connected during these unprecedented times by donating 26 Surface Go 2 64Gb tablets worth over £10,000. The cutting edge Microsoft tablets are available to use, free of charge, to patients in seven Wi-Fi enabled wards across Hull Royal Infirmary and The Queen’s Centre for Oncology and Haematology at Castle Hill Hospital, meaning patients are able to keep in regular contact with their families – all while keeping at a safe distance. The tablets also enable patients from our diverse communities to access translation services when seeking medical support and will enable hospital staff to access health and mindfulness apps during their breaks to help support their mental health and wellbeing.
7 July 2020