Free Public Wi-Fi

​​​​​​Free public Wi-Fi internet access is ​available in many Canterbury DHB hospitals.

​Instructions to use the free wi-fi service

  1. When you turn on your wi-fi on your mobile device or laptop computer,
    DHB Public Wi-Fi from the list of options. 
  2. You will be able to browse the internet or access your emails.​ 

​For more information read our Wi-Fi FAQs below or view more information about Connecting to DHB Public Wi-Fi Mobile devices

​​Wi-fi Frequently Asked Questions

Which Canterbury DHB sites provide free public Wi-Fi?

Most of the Christchurch campus - Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch Women's and outpatient areas have the free service. Some areas of Burwood and Hillmorton Hospitals also have free public Wi-Fi.

Exclusions include the Great Escape Café in Christchurch Hospital and the University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine.

How will people know exactly where it is available?

Signage, posters and other promotional materials are currently being prepared that will make it clear where the wi-fi service is available.

How easy is it to use and how reliable is the service?

Full instructions to access free wifi​ will be provided via a number of different ways including this website. The service will be reliable as it's delivered over high speed fibre infrastructure. However priority will be given to clinical data.

Who is paying for the service?

​​​Canterbury DHB have provided the infrastructure and 2degrees have provided the internet feed.

What restrictions are there?

  • ​​Sites and content deemed inappropriate will be blocked when using the service. Similarly, content accessed by people within Canterbury DHB facilities on their own network is subject to Canterbury DHB policy.

  • It will also not be possible to download material like movies due to file size.

  • Help will only be available for users via the CDHB website.

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Page last reviewed: 24 March 2016