Our remarkable team of volunteers who have kept Nottingham Hospitals Radio going 24 hours a day, for the past 42 years, across QMC and City, deserve a big pat on the back.
Last Friday evening, it was my privilege to join Rajiv on the Nottingham Hospitals Radio as his guest on the flagship ‘Your Choice’ Programme to talk about all things NUH and all things ‘non NUH’ (including my passions for cricket, sailing and singing!)
It was a real experience to go behind the scenes and see where our very own hospital radio broadcasts from every day of the year. Although you may not have heard much about our hospital radio (or indeed known that we had our own radio station), NHR plays an invaluable part in our patients’ rest and recovery and experience in our care. The national-award winning Nottingham’s Hospital Radio team are an important part of the entertainment we offer our inpatients, with quizzes, live sports commentary (including from Trent Bridge) and special music requests and interviews with guests throughout the week. They contribute in an important way to improving the morale of our patients when they are feeling low and often lonely in hospital.
Part of our exceptional team of 1,500 volunteers who work across our hospitals, our Hospitals Radio volunteers deserve recognition and praise for their long-standing contribution to QMC and City over the last 4 decades. The Charity actively fundraises throughout the year to keep ‘the show on the road’ – including the radio station’s traditional annual fundraiser: the Robin Hood Half-Marathon bed push. The least we can do is lend our colleagues a bed for this adventurous endeavour!
So I’d like to say a big “thank you” to our volunteers at Nottingham Hospitals Radio for everything you do.
Our colleagues at Nottingham Hospitals Radio are always looking for more volunteers. If you are interested or would like to know more about the work they do, please get in touch: http://www.nhradio.org.uk/ or call 0115 970 45 55.