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Rotarians, MCS, TeleCayman 'deliver' at Maternity Ward
From left: Blair Lilford from MCS, Paul Drake from Genesis Trust and Corporate Services LTD. and Craig Merren from TeleCayman.
Rotary Sunrise, along with MCS and TeleCayman partnered to install wireless Internet in the Maternity Ward at the Cayman Islands Hospital recently.
According to a Rotary statement, after spending time in the maternity ward in the George Town Hospital, Emma Drake and her husband Paul thought it would be a good idea to have Internet access for patients.
Mr. Drake, a member Rotary Sunrise, then liaised with Blair Lilford of MCS and Craig Merren of TeleCayman to determine whether wireless Internet/WiFi could be installed on the ward for patient use. As a result, last month the switch was flicked, turning o the first WiFi hotspot at the hospital.
The group said that with people relying more and more on the Internet for information and to communicate, they would like to see WiFi in other wards at the hospital.
"We expect wireless Internet will become increasingly important to patients. This is especially true in the maternity ward where patients can now use the Internet to talk, send photos and even stream videos to friends and family around the world," said Mr. Drake. “If we see there is demand for free WiFi, we hope to be able to install more terminals in other wards,” he added. Sponsorship came from Genesis Trust and Corporate Services Ltd., Foster’s Food Fair and Scotiabank. However, Mr. Drake said he is always looking for additional sponsors.
Blair Lilford from MCS, who provided IT support to many of the large companies in the Cayman Islands, took care of the technical part of the installation, while Craig Merren did not hesitate to offer free Internet when asked. "TeleCayman has a strong commitment to provide robust and cost effective services to the community and we were delighted to team up on this project," Mr Merren said.