Bookings for the 2018 Annual Conference & Hospital Radio Awards NOW OPEN

Bookings are now open for the 2018 Annual Conference, including the National Hospital Radio Awards.

The event, which takes place at the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Windsor, runs from the 23rd to 25th March 2018. There are many packages available, including full weekend; Saturday arrival and Awards & Gala Dinner only packages. 

Hospital Radio Ipswich's Remembrance Sunday Programmes.

Hospital Radio Ipswich will be broadcasting special programmes on Remembrance Sunday.

To help to commemorate those who gave their lives in service for their country and mark the 100th anniversary since the official end of World War 1.

Starting at 10am we will present a new documentary produced especially for HRI, telling the story of the two World Wars with reference to Ipswich, local veterans who served their country and featuring memorable sounds from the conflicts that shaped our history.

Ofcom Response to Expressions Of Interest For Small-Scale DAB

Ofcom has published three maps and tables where parties have expressed an interest in running a small-scale DAB multiplex, radio service or both. They will be consulting on the licensing framework and the spectrum plan next year after the Government has put the necessary secondary legislation before parliament. 

Download Ofcom's response

Radio Marsden team up for Pressure Ulcer Campaign

Radio Marsden have teamed up with specialist staff at the Royal Marsden on producing audio around pressure ulcers and how to recognise them.

Government Responds to the Small-Scale DAB Licencing Consultation

Today, 13th October, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport published it's response to the small scale DAB consultation that ran from January 4th to February 28th 2018. There was strong support for the government proposals and they intend to move forward to develop the secondary legislation. The HBA will be watching through the parliamentary process to ensure the voice of all hospital broadcasters are heard.

BHR Celebrates Charity of the Year Success

In June of 2017, Bridgend Hospital Radio were over the moon to discover that they had been selected as Sainsbury's Charity of the Year for the Bridgend store by the stores customers.

Bay Trust Radio Expands to Blackpool

A local charity which provides a radio station to patients in hospital is expanding the service they offer.

Kendal-based Bay Trust Radio, which is run entirely by volunteers, will become available in Blackpool for the first time.

Charity Celebrates 40 years of Bringing Sunshine to Patients!

There was a party atmosphere at a hotel in Weston super Mare as a charity that entertains hospital patients celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Ofcom Applications for Analogue FM Licences

It is HBA’s responsibility to, as far as possible, to safeguard the future of hospital broadcasting. Over recent years the Association has taken steps to encourage member stations to look beyond historic and current delivery methods, such as hard-wired and patient entertainment system providers, and consider other delivery systems.