HBA has today, at it's national conference in Windsor, launched detailed guidance for its member hospital radio stations on the new General Data Protection Regulation which comes into force on 25th May 2018. The guidance, together with a model Data Protection Policy and Template for and example of an Information Asset Register is available to members in the Member Resources section of this website.
We have responded to the recent Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport's consultation on small scale DAB and think this is an important way forward for hospital radio with the uncertainty surrounding the future of the bedside entertainment system providers, and with many hospital radio stations' converting to the new Charitable Incorporated Organisation. We have asked DCMS to consider:
Northern Air Hospital Radio is sad to report the recent passing of Sidney Wander MBE, aged 92. Sidney along with Stanley Langer and Marshall Gellman were the brains behind the creation of Northern Air Hospital Radio in 1960.
A budding local sports journalist has landed a volunteer role reporting on Leicester City home games from the club’s ground, through the Leicester General Hospital’s radio station, Radio Gwendolen.
Renuka Odedra, 21, from Evington, provides live match reports from the King Power Stadium direct to Leicester General patients’ bedsides, alongside other volunteers, and also has her own sports show on the station on Friday mornings.