News Roundup- 10th April

Hospital Radio News

A Nantwich station has helped raise funds for a neonatal unit. 

RedShift Radio organised an Easter Family Fun Day at the Nantwich Jazz Festival this Easter Monday. The event was held to raise funds for a new intensive care unit for Mid Chesire Hospitals.

It is in aid of the One in Eleven Appeal, who are fundraising to build the facilities, a cause they say is close to many people’s hearts.

The event included an Easter Egg hunt, face painting, and live music in order to gather support.

You can read more about the event and the cause at their website.

Radio Sunderland for Hospitals is broadcasting online. 

Originally set up in 1953, its’ volunteers wants to reach out to more listeners in a new online venture.

They will now be able to tune in via the internet as well as in the wards. The station chairman Bill Bowes hopes it will also increase interactivity between the station and patients who may have left the hospital.

They will celebrate with 10 of special programming and local celebrities including TV agony aunt Denise Robertson.

Click here to listen in.

Great Yarmouth’s Hospital Radio Yare have moved into a brand new studio. 

The station has been operating out of a portable building since its launch in the early 1970s.

It unveiled its new base last week, far closer to the hospital building.

It’s 40 volunteers are looking forward to going back on-air this month and being able to interact more easily with the patients.

Vice-Chairman Clive Jermany said,

“Our main aim is the wellbeing of the patients… If you are an elderly person you might not get any visitors, so to get somebody on the ward who is not hospital based to have a chat to them or if we can play a piece of music for them this might make them feel more valued”.

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