• Alisha Royles talks with her son on FaceTime using the QEII WiFi

    QEII WiFi

    Thanks to QEII Foundation donors, Atlantic Canadians can be connected when it matters most.

Each day, an average of over 6,600 individuals connect to QEII WiFi thanks to donor generosity.

Thanks to generous support provided by the Gauthier and David families, patients and their families at the QEII can now stay connected 24hrs a day 365 days a year with free, unrestricted WiFi.

Salih Kardoosh connects with his family in Syria through QEII WiFi
Patient Story
Connecting patients back home

After immigrating to Canada in May 2016, Salih relies on the power of technology to stay in close contact with his family and friends still living in Syria. Paralyzed from the waist-down, Salih is receiving physiotherapy treatment at the QEII’s Nova Scotia Rehabilitation & Arthritis Centre to help rebuild his strength.

QEII WiFi allows Salih to connect with his family each day using FaceTime and instant messaging, as well as follow news and updates in his home country of Syria. The unrestricted service also plays a key role in Salih’s care while he is learning English. When his translator is unavailable, both Salih and rehabilitation staff use Google Translate and other translation apps to communicate with one another. According to Salih, this is especially helpful during the evening when his daily translator, Hissan, has left for the day.