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An Award Winning Radio Station

HBA Station of The Year 2024

For Birmingham Hospitals and the Community

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THE QUEEN ELIZABETH, BIRMINGHAM WOMENS, HEARTLANDS, CITY, SOLIHULL
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Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Centres Launch at UHB Hospitals

Huma Subhan & Sam Govier

Joining us at the studio were Sam Govier & Huma Subhan talking about support available at University Hospital Birmingham for cancer patients, their family, friends, and carers.

We are very fortunate here at UHB to have the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centres which are located our four hospital sites. The information on offer covers all aspects of the cancer journey, including pre-diagnosis, diagnosis and treatments, living with and beyond cancer, palliative and end of life care. Our free confidential drop-in service offers emotional support, information, practical and financial advice, and sign posting to self help and support groups.

We’re here to support you at any of our Cancer Information & Support Service centres, Monday -Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.

We can be found at the following locations:

  • QE – Cancer Centre
  • BHH – Oncology/Haematology Day unit, Midru
  • Good Hope – Sheldon Unit
  • Solihull Hospital – Oncology/Haematology Day unit

We offer:

  • Cancer information
  • Access to Complementary therapies
  • Signpost to Counselling services.
  • Financial support
  • Telephone helpline
  • Self Help & Support Groups
  • Signposting to community services

Please remember no appointment is needed call in at your convenience.

If you would like to find out more about what we offer, please come and visit us at the hubs or contact us on 0121 371 3539 or email cancerinfo@uhb.nhs.uk.


Once again in 2024 BHBN Radio volunteers attended the Royal Sutton Fun Run. David Elliott & Paul Stanley got the participants underway and counted them in at the Start and Finish in the High Street whilst Phil Stoneman, Dave Horton Bob Bartlett encouraged and entertained at Town Gate Water Station and Pete Bayliss was our number spotter further up the course. Our thanks to Muff Murfin for providing the BRMB Radio Bus. And of course Jan and Paul Millington who ran the course raising much needed funds for BHBN Radio.

Paul & Jan Millington

Yes!! We did it again Station of the Year

Celebrating BHBN Radio’s Station of the Year Gold Award at the HBA Annual Conference.

In a night filled with anticipation and excitement at the HBA Annual Conference and Awards Gala Dinner held at Winchester University on April 13th, 2024, BHBN Radio was crowned with the prestigious Station of the Year Gold Award This remarkable achievement marks the third time in the last five years that BHBN Radio has claimed the Station of the Year Gold Award, having previously received the accolade in 2019, 2023, and now in 2024, along with a silver award in 2020.

The Trustees, David Horton and Paul Stanley, were in attendance at the event, accompanied by BHBN member David Elliot to receive the trophy from former BHBN member Voice of The Lottery Balls and Strictly Come Dancing, Alan Dedicoat.   Reflecting on the win, they expressed their genuine surprise and delight, having not expected to clinch the coveted Station of the Year Gold Award title again this year. The station was truly thrilled and honoured to receive such recognition.

Sponsored by PPL (Public Performance Licensing), the Station of the Year Award highlights excellence in hospital radio, emphasising engagement with listeners and the delivery of captivating station content. Judges reviewed a variety of program content from each station, focusing on interaction, special events coverage, and overall listener satisfaction.

The judges' verdict on BHBN Radio was resounding. They described the station as being at the pinnacle of its performance, characterising it as warm, inclusive, and exceptionally engaging. Every aspect of their entry highlighted special moments and showcased the team's dedication to serving their audience with a diverse range of content.

As the station celebrates a significant anniversary, this latest recognition solidifies BHBN Radio's position as ‘Station of the year 2024’. Their ability to consistently deliver quality programming and connect with their listeners on a personal level sets them apart as a truly exceptional broadcasting entity and hospital radio service.

If you would like to tune into this award-winning radio station, BHBN Radio broadcasts directly to the bedside media of Solihull, Heartlands, Good Hope, and Sandwell Hospitals through Spark TSL, along with the Royal Orthopaedic. Additionally, it is available to the Queen Elizabeth, Women's, and City Hospitals, accessible online or via the Radio App, which can be downloaded from the App Stores.

Moreover, if you have access to an Alexa device or a phone, simply say "Alexa, play HOSPITAL RADIO"  within the Birmingham area, and BHBN Radio will start playing, offering a seamless and convenient way to tune in and enjoy the engaging content.

Congratulations to the whole team at BHBN Radio on this well-deserved honour. Your commitment to excellence and passion for serving patients shines brightly, making you a beacon of inspiration within the hospital radio community. Here's to many more years of success and innovation!

Written by Suzie Box

L -R Paul Stanley, Dave Horton, Alan Dedicoat, David Elliott

BHBN Radio grateful to
returning Sponsor

BHBN Radio are pleased to announce that Caremark Solihull are returning it's sponsorship this time of The BHBN Evening Show broadcast daily from 8pm.

Caremark Solihull 's Managing Director Herkesh Malhi said sponsoring BHBN Radio reflects our commitment to enhancing community well-being, supporting patients during their hospital stays as well as enhance our local community support and promote our compassionate care.

Caremark Solihull is a Great British Homecare Award Winning provider.

Their friendly service enables you to remain in the comfort and familiarity of your own home. You can receive regular social care visits and services to suit your personal needs. 

Caremark Solihull's vision is to have a world where every individual can age gracefully, surrounded by the comfort of their home and the warmth of compassionate care. Providing reliable, dedicated and personalised home care services with a cheery smile to improve lives and bring peace of mind to you and your loved ones. They can also provide respite for carers of loved ones in need of a break

Caremark Solihull understand that when the time comes where you or a loved one may need help in the home, it can be daunting. Caremark Solihull will help address any worries and answer questions or any concerns you may have. They will always consider your personal needs and visit at times that suit your lifestyle. This can range from a short morning visit once a week, to 24/7 live in care. Either way, we provide flexible home care to accommodate your unique requirements.

Caremark can be contacted by calling 0121 733 8355 or  email us solihull@caremark.co.uk


Two become One

Radio SWB Joins BHBN Radio to Illuminate Sandwell and West Birmingham.

In a momentous union, Radio SWB (former Sandwell Hospital Radio) is set to merge with the award winning BHBN radio, heralding a golden opportunity for residents and patients in Sandwell and West Birmingham hospitals. This exciting collaboration promises to deliver an award-winning radio service that will captivate and uplift the hearts of the community.

Imagine the scene unfolding like a breathtaking sunrise, where BHBN Radio's takeover illuminates Sandwell and West Birmingham with a new wave of energy and positivity. This merger isn't just about change; it's a partnership that promises to inspire, entertain, and connect people of all ages.

From the bustling streets to the hospital corridors, a wave of enthusiasm and anticipation sweeps through the air as the renowned BHBN radio extends its reach to welcome a wider audience.

BHBN Radio broadcasts directly to the bedside media of Solihull, Heartlands, Good Hope, and Sandwell Hospitals through Spark TSL, along with the Royal Orthopaedic. Additionally, it is available to the Queen Elizabeth, Women's, and City Hospitals, accessible online or via the Radio App, which can be downloaded from the App Stores.

Moreover, if you have access to an Alexa device or a phone, simply say "Alexa, play HOSPITAL RADIO within an area," and BHBN Radio will start playing, offering a seamless and convenient way to tune in and enjoy the engaging content. Join us in celebrating this momentous occasion as BHBN Radio shines brightly in Sandwell and West Birmingham, spreading joy and warmth across the airwaves with its expanded coverage and accessibility.

Join us on this thrilling voyage as we embark on a transformative journey of radio excellence, where the power of music, news, and community intertwines to create an uplifting experience. Let us raise a cheer to this joyful union, as Radio SWB merges with BHBN radio to illuminate the lives of residents and patients, transmitting a radiant glow of positivity across the airwaves.

We offer a massive welcome to the Staff and Patients of Sandwell Hospital to the family of BHBN Radio hospitals. 
Thank you to Spark TLS the bedside media provider for making it happen.

Written by Suzie Box

BHBN Radio broadcasts direct to the bedside media of Solihull, Heartlands, Good Hope & Sandwell Hospitals via Spark TSL. Also the Royal Orthopaedic. Available to the Queen Elizabeth, Womens & City Hospitals, Online or via our Radio App, download from the App Stores.


Recruitment

Unfortunately we cannot accept Work Experience applications

For all BROADCASTING recruitment enquiries please email recruitment@bhbn.net.
Alternatively please go to RECRUITMENT tab at the top of the page for more information and details of the high level of commitment required.

*NEW*

BHBN Radio are looking for Volunteer Request show Presenters for The Heartlands and Good Hope & Solihull Hospitals Living local to these hospitals or local to our studios at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and own transport would be an advantage. Email recruitment@bhbn.net

Applicants would be subject to DBS checks and interview with the Hospital Volunteer Department.

Also we are still looking for Request Collectors to visit patients on the wards of the hospitals we cover to collect requests for our shows whilst promote the use of our Radio App and assist with the download.
For further details email hello@bhbn.net


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