#hbauk2018 Comes to Windsor

We are excited to announce the HBA Annual Conference & National Hospital Radio Awards 2018 is coming to The De Vere Beaumount Estate, Windsor over the weekend of 23rd-25th March 2018!
Bookings open 1st December 2017, so be sure to keep an eye on your inbox for all the details as to how you can register! We look forward to welcoming you there. Find out more about this prestigious venue on the hotel's website.

Radio Tyneside Patron Mike Neville MBE, Passes Away

Radio Tyneside is sad to report the death of its patron Mike Neville MBE.

2018 National Hospital Radio Awards Now CLOSED

Entries are now closed for the National Hospital Radio Awards 2018.  Thanks to all the stations who have entered.

Entries will be confirmed in the next few days once everything has been checked and collated.

The winners will be announced at the HBA's Conference in March 2018.

Good luck!

Vera Partridge

We are sorry to learn of the death of Vera Partridge last week.
Vera first became involved in the National Association in the late 1970’s and helped to organise the early conferences which the Association took responsibility for. Thank you Vera for the work you did for NAHBO.
She held positions on the National Committee while it was still known as NAHBO (National Association of Hospital Broadcasting Association) and was part of the committee who saw the transition to the now HBA.

HRI's Lewis Old Completes Abseil

One of the most youthful presenters on Hospital Radio Ipswich has completed a charity abseil from the top of The Ipswich Hospital Maternity Block. 
Lewis Old completed the decent in a little over three minutes to the cheering of his twenty or so supporters who were safely waiting on the ground to congratulate him. 

Nottingham Hospitals' Radio Celebrate 40 Years of the QMC

Nottingham Hospitals’ Radio (NHR) is celebrating 40 years of the QMC with a 40 hour live broadcast, to help raise funds for new studio equipment.
An award winning hospital radio station run entirely by volunteers NHR has put together a packed programme to celebrate 40 years of the QMC.

Hospital Radio Lynn joins KL.FM 96.7 for Local Radio Day

As part of Local Radio Day, Hospital Radio Lynn joined forces with local commercial radio station KL.FM 96.7 for a special night of requests and dedications on 26th May 2017. 11 of the station's volunteers visited the KL.FM studios for one night only to broadcast the nightly Requests and Dedications Show live, not only to the patients of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital but to all of the KL.FM listeners in West Norfolk, Wisbech and Fakenham. 

Radio Horton: Volunteers Week

Banbury's hospital radio station, Radio Horton first launched in July 1964 by local journalists, Ted Hanson MBE and Graham Wilton. The core principles of the station were built on volunteering, with the fundamental aim to provide light entertainment, reassurance and a friend at the bedside to patients in hospital by playing their favourite choices of music.

Hospital Radio's Big Broadcast is a roaring success

Richard Smith and his team hosted another very successful Big Broadcast over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Presented from his studios in Lancashire, the 48 hours contained special guests including Ruth Langsford, Andi Peters, Phil Tufnell, Larry Lamb and Debbie McGee, live music from singer Kiki DeVille and the Pendle Jazz Men (which proved very popular), a game of national radio bingo and plenty of requests collected by the participating stations.

Broadcasting with Royal Approval

Harrogate Hospital Radio will continue broadcasting “with Royal approval” for the next five years after retaining a prestigious regional community award.
The station, which celebrates is 40th anniversary later in the year, has again been presented with The Duke of York’s Community Initiative Award for the work it does within Harrogate District Hospital.