A wide range of work is underway to improve WiFi and connectivity, for staff, patients and the general public. These include:
Forth Valley Royal Hospital
New guest networks will be introduced by Summer 2020 to enable patients, visitors and staff with personal phones and mobile devices to self-register for WiFi access (rather than having to obtain a temporary password from reception). Staff using work phones and devices will continue to access the Maroon network.
Stirling Health & Care Village
The ICT/eHealth department are in the final stages of testing public WiFi access at Stirling Health & Care Village. This will allow both patients and visitors to automatically access the internet via their own phones and mobile devices and will be available from December 2019.
Community and GP Practice WiFi Rollout
A new community system called Morse is being introduced to enable community staff to access data during visits, make changes and sync to the main system when they have a secure internet connection. A number of Health Centres/GP Practices already benefit from WiFi access and the aim is to complete roll out by December. There are also plans to improve WiFi access for health and social care partners across Forth Valley to make it easier for staff to move and work between different sites.
Student Internet Access
Forth Valley Royal Hospital is now a hotspot for EDUROAM – a WiFi solution provided by Universities which allows students and researchers to obtain a Wi-Fi connection simply by opening their laptop or mobile device. Students should contact their University for further details about how to login.