Internet Access Now at Major Queensland HospitalsPosted: October 18, 2012
Griffith staff and students will now be able to benefit from the wireless service rolled out in Queensland health locations around the state following its launch at the Princess Alexandra Hospital this week.
State Health Minister Lawrence Springborg was on hand to unveil the network that will provide high-speed Internet to those studying, teaching and researching at Queensland hospitals.
By simply entering their University username and password, staff and students will have access to eduroam, a wireless service that provides a secure Internet connection and access to Griffith’s online resources.
It is anticipated that thousands of Griffith users will make the most of eduroam per year, a number that is set to increase once access in the Gold Coast University Hospital is finalised.
Griffith was involved at every point of this five year collaborative effort, with input also coming from various Queensland universities, Queensland Health, and the Queensland Regional Network Organisation.
Along with funding and technical advice at different stages of along the way, Griffith staff will continue to be involved with this project in an official capacity following its completion.
Eduroam is currently available at the Princess Alexandra, QEII, Robina, Mackay and Townsville Hospitals, with more of the major Brisbane hospitals set to receive access in the not too distant future.
Please visit Griffith’s eduroam webpage for more information.