EACH patient at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary will soon have their own bedside phone and TV - but they will have to pay for the service.
About 200 TVs and phones have already been installed at patients' bedsides and another 200 will follow.
Patients will then enjoy Sky TV, 20 channels plus radio.
They will be given headsets to watch what they want when they want without disturbing fellow patients.
Patients will also have access to a personal telephone and answer phone and will have an individual number for relatives to contact them directly.
This will save nurses valuable time by reducing the need for them to take messages from relatives or wheel portable payphones to patients' beds.
HRI support services manager Gary Ashton said: "We know a stay in hospital can make patients feel anxious and lonely and hopefully having a bedside TV and phone will help them feel more settled."
The new services, which will be run by private specialist company Patientline, will cost £3.50 a day.
There are concessions for under 16s, over 65s and long-stay patients.
There is also free breakfast TV, five free radio stations and information channels.
Any patients who leave the hospital without using the full amount of services they pay for is entitled to pass on their `credits' to other patients who cannot pay for the services.
Patientline is running the services as part of a Government initiative.
Calderdale Royal Hospital already has bedside TV and phone services.
Specialist firm Telecall, which runs the services there, has given patients a price reduction from August 1 to October 31.
During this period, the services will cost £1.50 a day, instead of £2.50.