Pictured from left: Allison Ramchuck, senior development officer, KGH Foundation; Jennifer Park, community investments manager BC Interior TELUS; Kristine Jones, business development manager, TELUS; Doug Rankmore, CEO, KGH Foundation. - Image: Contributed

Charge your device for free at KGH

TELUS has gifted the KGH Foundation with two charging kiosks for use at the Kelowna hospital

A visit or stay Kelowna General Hospital can often come without warning and occur under stressful conditions.

Now thanks to TELUS, patients, staff and visitors to Kelowna General Hospital can charge their cell phones and electronic devices free of charge to ensure they are able to remain connected while onsite at KGH.

TELUS gifted the KGH Foundation with two charging kiosks, one conveniently located just outside the gift shop in the main Centennial building, the other can be found outside the intensive care unit in the Strathcona building at KGH. The charging stations are secure and easy to use.

Each can accommodate up to 10 devices, from smartphones to tablets.

Many patients and visitors to the hospital have expressed gratitude for the convenience provided by the TELUS charging stations.

“Having a loved one in hospital is difficult enough,” said Steve Jenkins, general manager, Okanagan Home Team. “Our hope is that this gift will relieve even just a little bit of the strain on family members and friends and allow them to remain connected through potentially trying times.”

The two kiosks, valued at $20,000, were funded as part of TELUS’s Internet for Good campaign which aims to integrate technology with organizations providing vital services to the community.

Just Posted

Traffic will be backed up leaving Kelowna

Plan your commute home strategically

Grass fire sparks near Kelowna’s UBCO campus

Construction workers in the area helped extinguish small fire, likely caused by lightning

Water quality advisory in Kelowna lifted

After a month of warnings, officials say testing shows water quality is good again

Progress made on Kelowna Visitor Centre

The centre is set to open mid summer

Kelowna names new city manger

City goes in-house and picks planning boss Doug Gilchrist to replacement Ron Mattiussi

Humans locked in for love at Kelowna Shelter

BC SPCA Lock-In for Love hopes to raise $25,000

Fireworks and fires over a half-metre banned Friday in Kamloops centre

B.C. Wildfire Service banning to category 2 and 3 fires in Kamloops Fire Centre at noon Friday

Rescued Oregon family simply unprepared for adventure, RCMP say

Agencies now helping the group of four get to their destination in Alaska

Large B.C. tree dies after possible poisoning

Police and District investigate after large chestnut tree’s rapid decline

Canucks release 2018-19 season schedule

Vancouver to face Calgary Flames on Wednesday, Oct. 3, for home opener

VIDEO: Luxury Home and Design Show opens with Italian flare

Event set to run Friday to Sunday at BC Place in Vancouver

Small new charge on BC Hydro bills goes toward new crisis fund

The new fund aims to help customers who find themselves in financial emergencies

UPDATED: Crown appeals B.C. polygamous leader’s acquittal in child bride case

James Oler had been charged with taking his underage daughter to the U.S. to marry her off

Fake cops ‘arrest’ woman, steal $6,000 in latest CRA scam

Vancouver police urge people not take calls from anyone saying they’re from the Canada Revenue Agency

Most Read