Phones and WiFi

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones can be used on public corridors, but they must be switched off in clinical areas as they can interfere with medical equipment. Mobile phones are considered “in use” whenever they are switched on, since they transmit at regular intervals – so please remember to switch your phone off when in the ward. When using a mobile phone in any area, please be sensitive to other patients around you.


There are several payphones positioned in the main corridors around the hospital. These accept all coins. Ask any member of staff to direct you to the nearest one to your ward.

Public WiFi and terms of use

We have free WiFi available in our hospitals which you are very welcome to use. Please select NHS Wi-Fi in your settings.

We'd kindly ask you to observe our Terms and Conditions below - thank you.

Wifi Terms of Use

WiFi is available provided:

(a) You do not use it for anything unlawful, immoral or improper;

(b) You do not use it to make offensive or nuisance communications in whatever form. This includes posting, transmitting, uploading, downloading or otherwise facilitating any content that is unlawful, defamatory, threatening, a nuisance, obscene, hateful, abusive, harmful (including but not limited to viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs), a breach of privacy, or which is otherwise objectionable;

(c) You do not use it for self-harm or attempt to harm minors in any way;

(d) You do not act nor knowingly permit others to act in such a way that the operation of the WiFi service or our systems will be jeopardized or impaired;

 (e) You do not use abusive or threatening behaviour towards other users, members of our staff or any person in the vicinity;

 (f) You do not use it to access or use content in a way that infringes the rights of others;

(g) It should be used in accordance with any third party policies for acceptable use or any relevant internet standards (where applicable);

(h) You do not use your equipment to take photos, videos or sound recordings of staff, patients or any      member of the public unknown to you and send or publish them using our WiFi;

i) You do not use your equipment to cause harm to the administration of justice or to national security

 j) You do not use our services for commercial gain;

This list is not exhaustive.

  • You must not use the service to hack or illegally access without authorisation; computers, accounts, equipment or networks belonging to another party, or attempting to penetrate security measures of another system. This includes any activity that may be used as a precursor to an attempted system penetration, including, but not limited to, port scans, stealth scans, or other information gathering activity.
  • You agree not to resell or re-broadcast any aspect of the WiFi service, whether for profit or otherwise.
  • You agree not to use WiFi for any fraudulent purpose, or in such a way as to create damage or risk to the Trust’s business, reputation, employees, subscribers, facilities, third parties or to the public generally. You have no proprietary or ownership rights to any part of this WiFi service.