Minister for Health The Honourable Lawrence Springborg MP officially launched the Queensland Health eduroam service at a function held at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) in Brisbane on 15 October 2012. The event was attended by members of the Queensland Regional Network Organisation (QUDIT), Queensland Health and AARNet.
During his address, the Minister said, “Queensland Health recognises its role in helping to educate and train future healthcare workers, and to improve learning and teaching outcomes.” The Minister added, “The implementation of eduroam represents a major milestone for enhanced collaboration between Queensland Health and the universities. It is an excellent example of what greater collaboration makes possible, and is a great outcome for the next generation of clinicians.”
Kent Adams, at that time Chair of the QUDIT and Director of Information Technology and Resources at JCU, in his opening address said, “This is yet another first from Queensland and being viewed by other states as a model for collaboration. It has already serviced thousands of user requests for hundreds of staff and students.”
“We hope to see this service gradually rolled out across all Qld Health sites as their wireless deployments continue and we hope this serves to encourage further collaboration and cooperation between Qld Health and the QUDIT”.
The Queensland Health eduroam service is available at the PAH, The Prince Charles Hospital, QEII, Robina, Mackay, and Townsville Hospitals and the Skills Development Centre at Herston. Rollouts are planned for the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH), the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and Nambour Hospital. eduroam is an identified requirement for the Gold Coast University Hospital and Queensland Children’s Hospital IT networks
Minister for Health The Honourable Lawrence Springborg MP and Vice-Chancellor UQ Professor Peter Høj. UQ host and support equipment as part of the Queensland Health eduroam service
The release of the eduroam service at Queensland Health is a result of a five year collaborative effort between Queensland Health and the Queensland universities under the auspices of the Queensland Regional Network Organisation (QUDIT).
eduroam (EDUcational ROAMing) is a federated wireless access service provided in Australia by AARNet (www.aarnet.edu.au). It allows university staff and students to use their home institution’s username and password to gain guest access at other eduroam-enabled institutions. Once connected, users can access their university’s IT resources and the Internet.