Chapel Services to be broadcast to patient beds

28 November 2013

Live chapel service is to be broadcast to patient beds at Taranaki Base Hospital from this week, said Hospital Chaplain Murray Elliot.

“Patients who are not well enough to move to the chapel can watch the service from their bed or from the whanau room by selecting the correct channel using their nurse call handset,” he said.

“Many patients enjoy our services but find it difficult to get to the Chapel so it is fantastic for them to now be able to be involved without having to move,” said Chaplain Murray Elliot.

Project Maunga Project Director, Ian Grant, said following the generous support of the Taranaki Health Foundation Supporters sponsorship of the patient TV system, Project Maunga has overseen the installation of a video camera in the Hospital Chapel that will allow Chapel Services to be broadcast live to the televisions in the new acute services building inpatient wards.

“When we developed the scope for the patient TV system, the hospital user group identified the need for a number of internal channels that would allow it to broadcast to the patient bedside televisions,” said Mr Grant.

“The live broadcast of Hospital Chapel services is the first use of the available channels and is thought to be a first in New Zealand public hospitals.”

Media are invited to attend the first broadcast service this Sunday November 01 December at 10am at Taranaki Base Hospital. Please contact Sue if you are interested in attending.


For more information please call

Sue Carrington
Media Adviser
Ph 021 367 789

Last updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013

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