A Real Friend at the Bedside

New research has, for the first time, shown the true impact of Hospital Radio on a patient’s well-being.

It shows stations offer a unique service, giving patients a sense of belonging and helping their psychosocial health, from relieving boredom and loneliness to being a calming influence at what can be – for many - a difficult time, in a strange environment.

Today is HBA Conference Day!

The Hilton Hotel, London WatfordThe Hospital Broadcasting Association this weekend (18th-20th March) welcomes over 200 delegates to join it for the HBA National Conference 2016 at the Hilton Hotel, London Watford.

Mayor’s Special Award for Winchester Radio Trustee

Winchester Radio Trustee Ian Kemp has twice been honoured for his volunteering and commitment, in this year’s Mayor of Winchester’s Community Awards.
These annual awards are organised by Winchester City Council to recognise and celebrate the local organisations and individuals who give outstanding service to the people and places of the Winchester District. 

Radio Tyneside Chairman Honoured

Last night Radio Tyneside Chairman/Station Director, Dave Nicholson, received a one off award from the City of Newcastle upon Tyne.

The award, known as the Lord Mayor Award 800 was presented at the Mansion House last night in recognition of over 40 years service to Radio Tyneside, the hospital broadcasting service for Newcastle and Gateshead.

Trustees' Annual Report & Accounts published

The HBA's Trustees' Annual Report and Accounts for the year 1st September 2014 to 31st August 2015 have been published, ahead of the AGM on 19th March.

Annual General Meeting

The agenda and full details, including those seeking election to the Trustee Board, has been published.

Sir Terry Wogan: Former HBA Patron Dies Aged 77

Sir Terry Wogan with June Snowden and Paul Walters

Former HBA Patron & BBC Broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan has died this morning aged 77.

In a statement, his family said: "Sir Terry Wogan died today after a short but brave battle with cancer. He passed away surrounded by his family. While we understand he will be missed by many, the family ask that their privacy is respected at this time."

Helping Patients Get Interactive

Volunteers at Hospital Radio Tunbridge Wells are now able to get more interactive with their listeners in the Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury, Tonbridge Cottage Hospital and surrounding community, thanks to a project funded by the Hospital Broadcasting Association and the Southborough and Pembury Rotary Club who have enabled the team to buy and set up a special Communications Hub and Text Service.

Your Shortlists - The National Hospital Radio Awards 2016

Your Shortlists Are Here!

The National Hospital Radio Awards is an annual celebration of the excellent standards found in hospital radio stations across the country. The awards are open to any HBA member station.

The awards are divided into different categories, each one recognising a specific area of excellence; some are awarded to individuals, others to stations.

Alan Dedicoat has joined us this year to announce the shortlists and you can listen to it below:

HBA to Publish White Paper on Hospital Broadcasting

Hospital Broadcasting Association Launches Project to Produce White Paper on the Contribution of Members' Activities and Hospital Broadcasting to Patient Well-being.  This Article is for Benefit of Members for Sharing and Discussion with Stakeholders.