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.
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.
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.
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 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: