Welcome to Southend Hospital Radio

Southend Hospital Radio is the radio service for Southend University Hospital, based in Southend-on-Sea, in Essex.

Our aim is to relieve the effects of sickness, infirmity and old age by providing a free, local radio service to patients in the hospital.

About us

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We’re on-air every weekday evening from 6pm, with our main show being the Request Show, where patients and relatives can select a favourite song. We’re also on-air at weekends. See our schedule for show times.

We offer two radio services:

  • Hospital Radio 1: This is our main station, where you will find our live shows – We cover a range of different style of music, chat and entertainment.
  • Hospital Radio 2: We also provide a 24 hour “easy listening” music channel

We also provide live commentary of Southend United F.C home matches.

Patients can listen to us free from the bedside Premier TV system on Channels 8 and 9. Our service is free.

On the wards, look out for a copy of our 2017 Patient Magazine, which provides information about what we do, our shows, and profiles of some of our team. An online version is also available: Patient Magazine 2017-18

Southend Hospital Radio is a registered charity, and your support is very much appreciated.