Welcome to Southend Hospital Radio

Southend Hospital Radio is the radio service for Southend University Hospital, based in Southend-on-Sea, in Essex. We’ve been providing our free service to patients since 1977.

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 healthcare matters. See our schedule for show times and more information.

Southend Patient Magazine

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.