Mobia Janeway Cheque PresentationNEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

MOBIA Technology Innovations Invests $72,000 in WIFI at the Janeway Hospital

October 6, 2016, St. John’s, NL – MOBIA Technology Innovations presented $72,000 to the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation to assist in funding the installation of WIFI in the Janeway Hospital.  MOBIA’s gift represents a significant portion of the total funding required to provide WIFI in the hospital. Thanks to their generosity WIFI is now up and running at the Janeway.

 “Our world today is inextricably linked to the internet. It is how we stay in touch with family, friends and work. At the Janeway, it is no different. We would not have been able to do this without donors such as MOBIA Technology Innovations stepping up to invest in our children’s health care,” said Lynn Sparkes, Executive Director, Janeway Foundation. “Kids that must stay with us for longer periods of time use their mobile devices to communicate with their families and friends. Sometimes it even helps reduce the anxiety the patient may be feeling.”

“For our doctors, nurse and administrators, it improves our ability to communicate instantly. For instance, we can bring tablets to the bedside to explain medical procedures to patients and parents using pictures and digital images,” Dr. Kevin Chan, Clinical Chief Pediatrics, stated.

“Providing WIFI throughout the Janeway is not a luxury. It is another essential tool in improving the patient care experience at the Hospital,” added Ms. Sparkes.

 

About the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation
The Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation is a registered charitable organization created to raise funds to meet the financial needs of the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre for capital projects, medical equipment and research and programs directly related to the health and welfare of NL children, while promoting awareness of these needs.

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Media contact:

Phyllis Kinsman
Manager, Communications and Events
Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation
Phone: 709-777-4640
E-mail: phyllis.kinsman@easternhealth.ca