Hospital Radio is back in Stoke… after 14 years!


Hospital Radio is now live at The Royal Stoke University Hospital after an absence of 14 years, and is the latest addition to Hospital Radio Stafford’s (HRS) portfolio of broadcasting locations. The station is based at County Hospital in Stafford and broadcasts here as well as Katharine House Hospice in Stafford and Cannock Chase Hospital. It’s a fantastic step forward for the service, and now the patients and visitors of Stoke can enjoy the varied and exciting programme of shows on offer, free of charge.

Thank you to University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust for enabling this to happen.

North Staffordshire Hospital Broadcast Association was one of the first organisations in the country to broadcast to patients, originally broadcasting in 1954 and providing football commentary from Stoke City’s Victoria Ground. In the nineties the radio station was known as Forward Radio and closed in 2003, having been in existence for nearly 50 years.

Listeners can tune in to HRS via the WiFi Intranet using internet enabled devices such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops. Instructions on how to listen will be made available shortly.