Tallaght Hospital leads the way with technological input

By Echo Reporter

AS PART of its ongoing commitment to technological innovation and ensuring the best experience for all patients, Tallaght Hospital launched public WiFi which is safe for families and free for all to use.

The new WiFi, service utilises the existing WiFi infrastructure already in place with the addition of a new Internet gateway service provided by eir Business.


The service is accredited by Friendly WiFi, meaning content that is not family friendly is filtered out. Tallaght Hospital is the first hospital in Ireland to get this accreditation.

Following a competitive process, eir Business was chosen as the provider of the new public Internet gateway service.

Tallaght Hospital, eir Business and Friendly WiFi are working together to ensure that patients at Tallaght Hospital can browse online without the risk of coming across indecent images, websites known to the Internet Watch Foundation or pornography.

Friendly WiFi accredits services that it deems sufficiently child-friendly and marks them with a clearly identifiable symbol, indicating its independent approval.

Tallaght Hospital’s installation of free public WiFi demonstrates its commitment to employing modern solutions and methods in patient care in order to ensure that patients are given the best treatment possible.

While Tallaght Hospital is leading the way in terms of the provision of WiFi in hospitals, it is also the very first organisation in the entire scheme to incorporate free public WiFi on its campus.

David Wall, Head of ICT, Tallaght Hospital, said, “At Tallaght Hospital we always strive to ensure the highest standards of patient care. Part of this process involves ensuring that we make use of technological developments to innovate and improve the care experience.

“The installation of public WiFi that is both safe and free to use is part of this process.

“Our ethos is all about people caring for people and we want to make sure that patients who come to Tallaght Hospital for whatever reason, experience the highest standards of care possible and the most positive of treatments.”

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