16 January 2024

Kennedy Wilson helps keep patients connected at the Western General Hospital

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Global real estate investment company, Kennedy Wilson, has generously donated £10,000 to NHS Lothian Charity to support free enhanced WiFi for patients at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh for one year.

Jane Greenacre, Head of Programmes at NHS Lothian Charity, said:

Free hospital WiFi makes such a big difference for patients, visitors and staff. Not only does it help provide a distraction and a bit of an escape from what’s going on, but it also lets people sort out practical things that they would normally deal with online, as well as keeping friends and family up to date without the worry of incurring additional costs for data.  

“I would like to thank Kennedy Wilson for making such a generous donation to support the enhanced WiFi service at the Western General Hospital and helping us to improve the experience of being in hospital for patients, their families, visitors and staff.”

Chris Stirling, Western General Hospital Director, said:

A big thank you to Kennedy Wilson for their generous donation to support enhanced WiFi at our hospital for one year. Long stays can be difficult for patients who are away from loved ones and their home environment for a period of time. Free WiFi makes such a big difference by bringing a bit of home into the hospital and allowing patients to keep in touch with family and friends through video calling or messages, as well as providing some entertainment with their favourite programmes or games which helps to reduce boredom and isolation.”

NHS Lothian Charity supports projects across NHS Lothian that enhance the clinical environment and enrich the patient experience.

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