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Newshub  (external link) Hospital stays are about to get a whole lot more interesting for patients in Auckland.

North Shore Hospital is launching the country's first iPad ward.

One of the top patient complaints when stuck in a hospital bed is boredom.

At North Shore Hospital they've launched a trial to try to improve the experience, and it's going down well with patients.

"It's fantastic, I can look at the news, keep up with what's going on, I've checked my emails," says patient Sharron Botherway.

iPads, provided free to the hospital, are being installed on 28 beds in this general medical ward, helping patients pass the more >> (external link)