There are two ways that most of our hospitals choose to join the service, but if they don’t suit your set up please give our friendly staff a call to talk through what might work for you.
If your hospital already has internet enabled devices (tablets or phones) that you are able to share with the patients and a decent wifi that you can connect to, then this option is for you.
For just £50 for the year, we will supply you with a username and password to access over 6,000 digital audiobooks. You will need to add our app to your devices and log in. The details will allow you to download and stream five audiobooks at a time, meaning if you had five devices, five patients could be listening at once. If you would like more patients to listen at once then you can purchase a higher allocation – in increments of five .
If you don’t have devices but you do have internet connection
If you don’t have devices, we can source these and install our app for you. You can choose how many devices you would like to purchase and we will buy these on your behalf for you at cost, and we can normally get some for around £110 (please check with us at time of purchase though as prices do vary). The devices are yours to keep even if you decide not to carry on with the service after your initial year. Once you have decided how many devices you need, it is just £50 on top of that per year to access the service.
If you don’t have a good internet connection you can still join!
If you don't have a stable internet connection, you have two options –
1. You can purchase a mifi unit for your ward
2. You can take your devices somewhere there is a good connection and download the books from there. Once they are on your device, you can listen from anywhere with no internet connection. We can provide paper catalogues of our most popular books for your patients to choose from.
I thought you might like to know that my daughter was absolutely delighted with the story and MP3 player this evening. What was striking is that having listened to only a few minutes she could tell me lots about the story. This is something she really can't do when she has read something as simply deciphering the words is as much as she can cope with. The format is really helpful as she can manage it herself and I am happy for her to have it in her bedroom for whenever she wants to listen.