Finlay Carson MSP

Galloway and West Dumfries

Carson continues to push for mobile signal at Dumfries hospital

 

“I have been working with mobile operators to ensure that mobile signal can be rolled out as a matter of urgency in the new Dumfries Hospital in order to give peace of mind to patients and their families.

“I am delighted that more progress has been made by EE who are fulfilling their commitment to rolling out their network, but I remain disappointed that it has taken this long to be in the final stages of activation for patients and staff. That delay falls on the health board, who should have had plans in place for mobile phone signal, long before the new hospital opened, yet patients and staff have had to endure constant delays.

“In this day and age, it is absolutely vital for people to be able to easily get in touch with their loved ones inside hospital, so I do hope this is now a matter of when and not if, mobile phone coverage will be live inside Dumfries Hospital.”