Seasonal greetings from HBA

2018 has been a very busy year for the Hospital Broadcasting Association. Earlier this year, we held our training Roadshow in Glasgow whilst in March and our Annual Conference and National Hospital Radio Awards in Windsor, where we celebrated the fantastic talent and dedication of our member stations and their volunteers.

Our member stations have also helped us create our vision and mission statement. We are an organisation that continues to support, inform, represent and develop, hospital, health and wellbeing broadcasting across the UK.

Throughout the year HBA has actively represented hospital broadcasting though submissions to consultative papers – ensuring our voice is heard; not just across the broadcasting industry but across the healthcare sector. We aim to strategically increase this representation in the coming year.

We have continued to provide advice and guidance to our member stations through our network of specialist advisors. We also celebrate and recognise the many years of long standing service within hospital broadcasting, whilst guiding member stations to identify and address the future of hospital radio across the healthcare and wellbeing sector.

On behalf of the Trustees, I would like to thank you for your continued support to hospital broadcasting and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

Best wishes,
Grant McNaughton  Chairman


Christmas Carol Concert raffle raises £227

Stafford Singers and Stafford Orchestra Christmas Concert Dec 2018

Last night ( Wednesday 19 December 2018 )  the Stafford Singers and the Stafford Orchestra presented their annual Christmas Carol Concert at St Thomas and St Andrews Church, Doxey. Volunteers from Hospital Radio Stafford were on hand to sell raffle tickets and present prizes to 42 winners. The total raised for HRS funds amounted to £227.

Thanks from HRS go to the performers, audience and volunteers for a super evening !


HRS guest Presenter at Stafford FM

Well done to HRS Presenter Stewart Critchlow who hosted a guest show at Stafford FM last Friday evening. Stewart took the opportunity to tell listeners about Hospital Radio Stafford’s history and current programming schedule as well as playing some of his favourite music.

ASDA Community tokens supports HRS

HRS is very pleased to have been chosen as a local charity to receive a donation from ASDA Stafford via the Green Community Tokens scheme.

HRS is currently one of three local charities competing for the first prize of £500. Runners up receive £200 each, which is also very nice.

Voting closes on 31 December 2018.

Come on !      Let’s make Hospital Radio Stafford the winner.


Listen to HRS at Royal Stoke University Hospital

If you are a Patient, Outpatient or Visitor to the Royal Stoke University Hospital, you can listen to Hospital Radio Stafford free of charge with unlimited access.

Using any web-enabled device such as a smart phone , tablet or laptop follow these simple steps……….

  1. Search available networks to locate WIFI SPARK
  2. Scroll site to locate Hospital Radio Stafford
  3. Click on icon to listen to transmission

Broadcasting 24 hours a day , 7 days a week to Patients in Staffordshire.