Hospital radio station strikes gold

Hospital radio station strikes gold

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital’s radio station has scooped a Gold at a prestigious radio awards ceremony.  

Radio Brockley, London’s longest running hospital radio station, scooped the award at this year’s Hospital Broadcasting Association (HBA)  Awards.

The annual event, which recognises outstanding achievements in hospital broadcasting saw Radio Brockley pick up an award in the Special Event category, which was given in recognition of their live broadcast coverage of the official opening of the RNOH’s new Outpatients Assessment Centre.

The three-hour broadcast, which was relayed live to patients in Stanmore, featured interviews with Rob Hurd, the RNOH’s Chief Executive, then Chairman Donald Hoodless OBE, and Steph Williamson, Head of Design and Healthcare Planning. The live broadcast also featured the opening speeches by His Royal Highness, The Duke Of York.

BBC Radio 4’s Barnie Choudhury judged the category and praised the winning entry for its “outstanding planning” and “stunning timing”, and said the programme was so good it would “not have sounded out of place on Radio 4”.

Alan Joyce, Radio Brockley Trustee, was one of the presenters of the winning entry, said: “I am so pleased that many months of hard work and preparation for this event has been recognised, and given the highest possible praise.

"I would like to thank all the volunteers at Radio Brockley who gave up their time to make this broadcast such a success, especially Keith Reeve who coordinated the live broadcast and technically made it possible.”

The winning entry can be heard in full at www.hbauk.com/?page=5&sel=4

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