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New entertainment systems at MAHC units

A part of any hospital stay is laying in bed healing. But that can be boring.

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare in Huntsville and Bracebridge has introduced a new way for patients to beat the blahs with a new state of the art entertainment system available at each bedside.

A couple of the installers of the systems show the festive spirit. (MAHC Photo)

It replaces the antiquated miniature television that has been a staple for decades in Ontario hospitals.

MAHC is crediting the support of its two foundations for being able to install the screens with touch capability that delivers more channels, internet content as well as movies and tv shows on demand.

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MAHC says the ability to introduce the system came about as a result of feedback from patients and the community.

“In the summer of 2016 we had more than 200 responses to a survey seeking input on the services that are most important to patients and families,” states a press release about the new system. “This was helpful to inform what the new system should look like and was key to moving plans forward with our third-party partner, Hospitality Network.”

While the present system is a fantastic upgrade to the old TVs, in the future they will be able to offer more content.

The daily rental fee for the unit is just $10 which is a $2 daily reduction from the old rental system.

All patients continue to have access to a complimentary in-room phone and free WiFi access.

While the installation was taking place in the past couple of weeks patients were treated to complimentary access to the system.

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