Heatherwood Hospital Radio Service
Hospital radio has been established at over 400 hospitals in the UK since the 1920's. It was established to provide entertainment for patients. The hospital radio services around the UK are providing a mixture of music request programs and sporting commentaries from local football grounds, also outside broadcasts from local venue's and events are being brought to the bed head of every patient.
Over 80 years of service to the NHS it has proven to aid recovery for patients and has been used to raise much needed funds for hospitals.
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The aim of the Radio Heatherwood volunteers is to bring a visitor to the bedside of patients each evening and too provide a little light entertainment for those in need. We also aim to raise funds for the League of Friends ensuring continued support for Heatherwood Hospital and it's Staff.
Music and laughter and a visitor at the bedside, a great aid to a speedy recovery.
Radio Heatherwood plays music from the 1950’s right up to the present day as well as comedy three times a day, and spoken word including poetry and short stories. We also play the classics.
At 11pm and 1am most nights, we have our meditation sessions for those having trouble relaxing.
During our live sessions we play patients choice of requests and dedications as well as bringing you local news and information.
In addition we take requests from members of the hospital staff.
We need the continued support of patients, their friends and their families to continue our voluntary work.
There is a number of ways in which you can help.
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