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 for patients in the hospital.

About us

Our service is available free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to patients in the hospital. Friends and relatives of those in hospital can also listen online over the Internet.

We provide a mix of music, news, chat, comedy and entertainment, as well as information of interest to patients about what’s happening in the hospital, and on general heathcare matters. See our schedule for show times and more information.

Patient Magazine 2021

On the wards, look out for a copy of our 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

If you’re in hospital, or have a friend or relative who’s staying in hospital, our service provides useful information about staying in the hospital and the services available, as well as interviews with staff and volunteer groups, plus music, chat, comedy and quizzes to while away the hours.

Video: What We Do

Southend Hospital Radio is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers.