When I have been with my dad over teh last year ( since I got a smartphone) all of them had wifi, but they were larger hospitalscan I assume that hospitals now have wifi, so I can bring my ipad with me to these procedures? I don't want to have to get a smart phone for the coming weeks/months just to be able to surf the 'net.
How often will you have to go?
If you are in a unit where there is a lot of electronics or radiology you might have reception issues. I'd call the nurse on the floor and ask.