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Audiobooks for hospitals and hospital wards

Boy in bed wearing headphones and looking at a tablet.

For patients in hospital wards, long stays and tiredness can mean that reading is impossible, even watching the TV can be too tiring.  You can now offer your patients access to thousands of audiobooks via our online service.

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 you have devices and a good internet connection

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

Or 

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.

Get in touch for more information and to join

Books your patients might enjoy

How to Kill Your Family

How to Kill Your Family

Author: Bella Mackie

Format: Stream / Download

In the Labyrinth of Drakes

In the Labyrinth of Drakes

Author: Marie Brennan

Format: Stream / Download

Native Son

Native Son

Author: Richard Wright

Format: Stream / Download

The Ruth Rendell BBC Radio Drama Collection

The Ruth Rendell BBC Radio Drama Collection

Author: Ruth Rendell

Format: Stream / Download

The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym

The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym

Author: Paula Byrne

Format: Stream / Download

The tablets are brilliant! We have been loaning one to a family who does not have access to the internet and we have been able to regularly upload new stories on for the teenager and her whole family to listen to together. This has been such a positive influence for the whole family and has been an additional way that the family can make memories together. Also, we are going to be loaning another tablet to a young girl who is blind. She already loves listening to audiobooks but this will open up the vast amount of storytellers that she can access. Thank you again for all the support of the tablet. They are such a valuable resource.

Toni GoodallToni Goodall

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