The clinic requires patients fee-for-TV

Who is tied up in the hospital with an injury or illness to the bed, can get bored ever powerful – especially when it comes to a protracted Suffering and the hospital stay lasts only a few days. Then the TV is often the best friend of the patient: He is not always there, try harder, and provides at least for a short time distraction from pain and Worries.

In the University hospital in Greifswald, this Service will cost some money soon. The “Ostsee-Zeitung” reported. In two weeks at the clinic, according to an article in the regional newspaper, the TV free of charge in the hospital room. Rather, the patient must pay a daily contribution of € 3.70 to the TV program access.

Paid TV: University of Greifswald raises fee

The reason for the early transition to paid television, the introduction of a new Entertainment offer in the University hospital. It also includes telephone and Internet access should be included. The previous equipment was outdated, the management of the clinic. “The TV-equipment in the clinic were up to 20 years old, the in-house Wi-Fi was able to meet the demand by patients, yet not in full power,” said Marie le Claire, Commercial Director of the University medical center, the “Ostsee-Zeitung”. With the submission of the investment is expected to be refinanced.

In patients in the University town in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the Amendment meets the criticism. Long-time patients of the clinic will grant a discount: From 16. Day of use, there is a 40 percent discount, said the hospital management of the “Ostsee-Zeitung”. The daily price would be reduced to 2.22 euros.

Source: “Baltic Sea Newspaper”