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NHS Wants You To Skype Gran in Hospital, is Google + Next for the Infirm?

by | 22nd, July 2011

AN NHS hospital in Maidenhead has suggested that visitors Skype their relatives in the wards instead of coming in to visit them everyday. 

The hospital authority in Berkshire are presenting the move as a way to make things easier for relatives saving them from dragging into the big city all the time. But I just hope they get the wifi right, because Skype’s a goddamn nightmare on a bad connection.

It comes after three small mental health hospitals in Ascot, Slough and Maidenhead were shut and the patients sent to a bigger hospital in Reading. The NHS promised to

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