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​Patient and Visitor Wi-Fi

Dorset County Hospital have partnered with WiFi SPARK to launch an NHS free and NHS premium Wi-Fi allowing patients and visitors to enjoy a faster and more reliable online connection.

The network will allow patients and visitors to browse the web, check emails and connect on social media, whilst also staying in touch with friends and family.

If a better experience and faster speeds are required for streaming and entertainment applications, patients and visitors can sign up to the premium Wi-Fi. This is a pay to use option with details below. 

For any assistance with connecting to the Wi-Fi, please contact WiFi SPARK's 24/7 help desk on 0344 848 9555.

WiFi SPARK's Premium Service Costs

DurationCost
1 day£5
1 week£10
1 month£20
3 months£40
6 months£80
1 year£160


 

Bandwidth recommendations
The below table provides WiFi SPARK's recommended type of browsing and applications the service will be used for.

This is subject to the internet line capacity and the number of users using the service.

Audio and video calls are currently available for a limited period to patients on NHS Wi-Fi (free). 

SSID name and descriptionType of usage
NHS Wi-Fi (Free)  Internet Browsing, Social Media, Email

NHS Staff Wi-Fi (Free)

Sign up with a valid email address for validation link. For example, .nhs.net .nhs.uk

Internet Browsing, Social Media, Email, Music Streaming, Audio Calls

NHS Premium Wi-Fi  (Pay-to-use)

 

Internet Browsing, Social Media, Email, Music Streaming, Video calls, VPN/Remote Working, Standard Definition Video,