Welcome to Hospital Radio Hillingdon

We have received money from the Big Lottery Fund
We are a registered Charity no. 264132 run entirely by volunteers. We serve the patients of Hillingdon Hospital, which in case you were wondering is close to Heathrow Airport, London, England. We are a Radio Station in a Hospital. Our aim is to brighten up the stay of the patients, by broadcasting music requests and dedications, national and local news and the best selection of music, 24 hours a day. We play something for everyone of all ages. Our service is broadcast FREE of charge on the Hospedia Bedside Entertainment System on Radio channel 45, and online at radiohillingdon.com so relatives of the patients can listen as well, from the comfort of their favourite Living room armchair.

Radio Hillingdon is not funded by the NHS and all of our day to day running costs are met with funds raised by our volunteers. If you would like to help us please make sure you visit our Fund-raising page or use our web shop further down this page.

Thank you for visiting us and we hope you enjoy exploring our website.
Stephen Hickman, Chairman - Hospital Radio Hillingdon

Radio Hillingdon Magazine
LISTEN TO US and watch the Web Cams on your mobile phone or tablet using
our Free APP and while you are listening why not read our current magazine.

Volunteer Vacancies - Request Collector/Presenters and Fund Raisers

Radio Hillingdon is currently looking to expand our team of Request Collectors/Presenters and Fund Raisers. We are looking for caring, patient and empathetic people. If you are interested and would like more details please download the relevant PDF.

Download Request Collector/Presenter Vacancy document
Download Fund Raiser Vacancy document

Donate to us for FREE
Simply buy your online products and gifts using the link above and Radio Hillingdon gets a referral payment. You pay no more than if you had gone to the websites direct and we earn commission on everything you buy! We are adding websites all the time so check back if the one you are looking for isn't listed.

Remember to add us to your bookmarks...

We celebrate with Strangers
Bringing happiness to the sick
Sheila, Sarah and Steve last Christmas.

Bringing happiness to the sick

Adjusting my headphones, I pulled the tinsel-covered microphone closer to me. 'Merry Christmas everyone!' I said, knowing those three little words would bring such a smile to the people listening.

As a hospital radio DJ, my role was to bring a bit of festive cheer to the many patients too sick to be at home with their families. It's a tough job because no one wants to be away from their family on Christmas Day. But by chatting and telling jokes on the airwaves, I try to make each of them feel special and cared for.

I've been broadcasting now for the past 18 years, presenting my two-hour show for Hospital Radio Hillingdon along with my best friend Steve Hickman.

The pair of us were just 15 when we started helping as volunteers, doing things like taking requests. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week so it's a lot of work. But Steve and I enjoyed it so much. Then, when I was 16, one of the presenters gave me a chance to get behind the microphone. I loved it and agreed to host a live show on Christmas Day. It soon became a regular feature and now I have my whole day carefully planned around it.

Spreading Joy

I have an early Christmas dinner at home with my parents before dashing to the hospital for 5pm. Then, having donned a bright red sequinned hat with bells on, I visit the wards with other volunteers to collect song requests. "We'll be playing all your favourite Christmas hits so be sure to tune in", I beam. It can be a welcome distraction from the difficult times so many of them are facing. We also hand out bingo cards.

Then, at 7pm, Steve and I go live on the radio, while volunteers, such as Sheila Fredrick who helped out last year, sit on each ward to let us know if anyone calls house on the bingo so we can present the winner with a box of chocolates. With our radio broadcast, the patients at Hillingdon Hospital can forget they're not with their families for a few hours and have a very merry Christmas.

SARAH NEWTON (this article was also published in Woman's Own magazine in Dec 2012)
Top 50
The Radio Hillingdon Top 50 Artist Chart 2015
Frank Sinatra
Elvis Presley
The Beatles

The 50 most requested artists based on all the
requests from the past 12 Months:

01 Frank Sinatra
02 Elvis Presley
03 Nat King Cole
04 Abba
05 Beatles
06 Cliff Richard
07 Jim Reeves
08 Queen
09 Glenn Miller
10 Bob Marley
11 Dolly Parton
12 Johnny Cash
13 Tom Jones
14 Neil Diamond
15 Rod Stewart
16 Matt Monro
17 Dean Martin
18 Elton John
19 Rolling Stones
20 Kenny Rogers
21 Whitney Houston
22 Ed Sheeran
23 Stevie Wonder
24 Daniel O Donnell
25 Bing Crosby
26 Englebert Humperdink
27 Sam Smith
28 Lionel Richie
29 Carpenters
30 Roy Orbison
31 Shirley Bassey
32 Perry Como
33 Vera Lynn
34 Michael Jackson
35 Mr Acker Bilk
36 Pink Floyd
37 Michael Buble
38 Beethoven
39 Barbara Streisand
40 Andy Williams
41 Frankie Valli
42 Mozart
43 Doris Day
44 Dire Straits
45 Westlife
46 Bon Jovi
47 Eagles
48 Tammy Wynette
49 UB40
50 Tina Turner

Based on requests played on Radio Hillingdon from December 2014 to November 2015.

The Request Show - Mary & Joe
The Request Show
on every evening live from 8:30pm Sunday to Friday - and if you miss it you can listen again the following afternoon at 1:30pm (Saturday at 8:30pm).

Click Here to contact the show.

We are a Charity registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales. Charity Number 264132. You can find out more about our charity status here. Hospital Radio Hillingdon is a member of the Hospital Broadcasting Association.