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.

COVID-19 LATEST: We’re still here, 24 hours a day to keep patients company at this difficult time, although some live shows aren’t being broadcast as scheduled.

About us

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

We provide a mix of music, chat, comedy and entertainment, as well as information of interest to patients about what’s happening in the hospital, and on general heathcare matters.

Our team of volunteers visits the wards regularly to tell patients about the range of shows that we offer, and can play patient’s favourite songs for our weekday evening magazine show Southend Hospital Tonight. See our schedule for show times and more information.

Patient Magazine 2019-20

On the wards, look out for a copy of our 2019-2020 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 2019-20

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.

Thank You NHS

Details of our “Thank You Hour” and how you can say thanks to NHS workers:

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