It was some time back when entertainment sources were installed in almost 12 hospitals across South Australia. These entertainment consoles in the form of 17-inch monitors were installed along the bedside and at the same time could be used as telephones, computers and televisions.
However, recent reports suggest that these consoles are being put out of action, due to recently administered four accidents, out of which in one of the accidents the monitor fell on a patient.
Detailed reports suggest that at Port Augusta, a patient’s leg was injured after the monitor fell onto them. At the same hospital, a technician got injured when he was removing the monitor.
It has been reported that an investigation into the matter has been issued and the investigators are to consider primarily as to how the monitor got displaced from its supporting device at Port Augusta Hospital, the Lyell McEwin Hospital and the Women's and Children's Hospital.
It has been revealed that until the investigation is not over, the patients will have no access to beside recreation.
On the other hand, Executive Director of eHealth Systems David Johnston emphasized that they were looking forward to the installation of more 3500 monitors by the next one year.
Mr. Johnston said, “The majority of the installations were being undertaken by private companies”.