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Wireless internet for patients is here!

(Moncton) April 6, 2016 - Horizon Health Network in partnership with the Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce free patient WiFi is now here! Starting today, wireless internet is available for all patients at The Moncton Hospital.

"Staying connected to family, friends and the outside world is a very important aspect in providing a positive patient experience," said Andrea Seymour, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President Corporate for Horizon Health Network. "We are delighted to partner with our Foundations and Auxiliaries to introduce free WiFi for our patients and their families. This new service is one of the many initiatives being developed to demonstrate our continued commitment to patient and family centred care‎."

This project supports Horizon's first strategic priority - creating and sustaining a patient and family centred care environment. The wireless network is called 'WiFi - Patients' and will improve the health care experience and allow patients to stay in touch with family and friends through website access, social media, and email.

Linda Saunders, Executive Director of the Friends of The Moncton Hospital, said the Foundation is delighted to partner with Horizon in providing additional comfort for our patients. "Providing WiFi for patients aligns with the Foundation's mission to enhance patient care. Having access to wireless technology not only enables patients to stay in touch with the people who are important in their lives but also helps to combat the sense of isolation some may feel while in hospital, all contributing to the best possible patient experience," said Saunders.

Horizon is grateful for the Foundation's continued support and commitment in providing exceptional care to every person, every day and providing additional comfort for those when they need it. Over the coming months, Horizon will continue to work with the local Foundations and Auxiliaries to bring wireless internet to other Horizon facilities.

More information about wireless internet can be found at www.HorizonNB.ca/WiFi. For more information about the Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation, go to www.FriendsFoundation.ca.

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For more information contact:

Stephanie Neilson 
Media Relations      
1-877-499-1899  
Media@HorizonNB.ca
www.HorizonNB.ca

Julie Thebeau
Senior Development Officer
Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation                      
506-870-2699                      
Julie.Thebeau@HorizonNB.ca 
www.FriendsFoundation.ca

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