Free Wi-Fi across Tasmania's major hospitals
Just in time for Christmas, secure free public Wi-Fi is now available at Tasmania’s four major hospitals to help visitors and patients stay connected with family and friends during their stay.
The Department of Health is committed to providing the best possible healthcare across our state, and an important part of caring for Tasmanians is ensuring they can stay connected with family.
Patients and visitors at the Royal Hobart Hospital, Launceston General Hospital, North West Regional Hospital and Mersey Community Hospital can now access free Wi-Fi with their own compatible Wi-Fi enabled devices, with no password needed to connect.
This will improve patient’s experiences at our hospitals around the state.
There is never a more important time to ensure that patients and visitors can stay connected to loved ones than Christmas and free public Wi-Fi means patients and visitors can easily stay connected and access information during their stay.
The roll out of Wi-Fi across the four major hospitals has been staged to test and monitor the service and provide support as needed, with the North-West Regional Hospital going online in early October.
Plans are underway to provide patients and visitors with access to free public Wi-Fi in district hospitals and regional locations, including King and Flinders Island in 2024.
The delivery of free Wi-Fi in the major hospitals is part of the 10-year Digital Health Transformation program.