Make TV and telephone services to hospital patients fairer and less exploitative.
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Did you know that it is cheaper to access TV and telephone services in prison than it is in our hospitals?
Hospedia charge £7.50 per day for TV and 'unlimited' phonecalls. This is unfair to the unwaged and low waged, but particularly to the elderly, who may not have the technology to take into hospital to avoid these costs.
Also, a change has been made to the 'unlimited' phone call service. Now those calls can only last for two minutes. This means that family members will have to call back to continue the conversation. The calls are at a premium rate (up to £3.50 per minute), and I have known people who have done this and found that a standard length phone conversation has added £20 to the bill.
Is this any way to treat sick people and their families?
Please help me to instigate an enquiry, to bring down this charge and to provide this as a free service to the elderly.
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