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A wireless medical telemetry system includes at least one wireless patient monitor configured to collect patient vital signs data, and at least one central station adapted to establish communications with the at least one patient monitor via a wireless transceiver, and to receive the patient vital signs data from the at least one patient monitor. The at least one patient monitor is operable by a user to transmit an end-communications signal to the at least one central station, and the at least one central station is configured to terminate the communications with the at least one patient monitor in response to the end-communications signal. A method for monitoring a patient includes the steps of (i) establishing wireless communications between a patient monitor and a wireless transceiver connected to a remote central station, (ii) collecting, at the patient monitor, vital signs data from a patient and communicating the vital signs data to the central station via the wireless transceiver, (iii) communicating an end-communications signal from the patient monitor to the central station, and (iv) terminating the communications by the central station in response to the end-communications signal. There is also a system for monitoring the vital signs of a patient from a selected remote location.