Patient Entertainment System

Father and son using the Patient Entertainment System at the bedside in PCH

The PES is a device that helps patients and their visitors access free-to-air TV and Foxtel, patient and hospital information, radio, games and the Patient Meal Ordering System (PMOS). 

There are four types of PES:
  • Bedside: PES is on the TV screens in all patient rooms, and is accessed by a wireless remote.
  • PES on wheels: a transportable TV screen with PES for patients who are having longer treatments or therapies.]
  • PES touch: a touch screen tablet that will be available for patients in areas such as the Emergency Department and Medical Imaging.
  • PES TV: on TVs in shared areas, such as family lounges and waiting areas.

What’s on PES

All content on PES is rated G for all ages. What features are on PES will depend on the device type above. 

Bedside PES:

  • Patient Meal Ordering System (PMOS) – ordering breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
  • Free to air TV
  • Foxtel
  • Radio – including Radio Lollipop
  • General information about PCH 
    • food and retail
    • hospital facilities and amenities
    • what’s happening on Fun on Four this week
  • Patient and visitor information 
  • Apps and games such as The Relax Melodies, Animal Band, Shapes and Colours, Very Hungry Caterpillar, Breathe2Relax, Reversi, Crossy Road, Fish School, Duck Duck Moose Reading, Wheels on the Bus and Itsy Bitsy.
PES on wheels and PES touch do not offer meal ordering.

PES TV has free to air TV and Foxtel, and has closed captioning with no sound.

Using PES

To operate the PES, follow the simple steps below: 
  1. Once you have turned on your TV, you will be taken to the welcome screen.
  2. Use the wireless remote to select your character and colour options from the side menu and click OK.
  3. Click OK to view the PES tutorial - it will only take a minute.
  4. From the home screen, select from the menu bar what you would like to do.
  5. If you need help to navigate either the PES or Patient Meal Ordering System (PMOS), go to the information menu item on the home screen to find the quick reference guides.
Download the Patient Entertainment System Health Quick reference guide (PDF 325kb).