Hospital TV charges to double

Sarah Coles
David cameron on the ward
David cameron on the ward

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Hospitals are never the most entertaining places to be. In between bouts of extreme pain or real stress are endless hours of waiting and hoping, while we watch the minutes slowly tick by on the ward clock. It's no wonder that so many of us are willing to pay for TV services in order to make the experience more bearable.

The bad news is that the company running the vast majority of hospital TV services in this country has decided we're going to have to pay more than twice the current fees - and these are already alarmingly high.