Radio Hillingdon wins Silver
Hospital Radio Hillingdon, the entertainment service for the Patients of Hillingdon Hospital, won a Silver award on Saturday 25th March 2017 at the National Hospital Radio Awards 2017.
The station which is run entirely by volunteers, won the Silver Award in the “Best Speech Programme” Category. The team entered a 5 minute clip of an interview, where Presenter Jon Herd interviewed Pilot, Neil Jeffers, from London’s Air Ambulance Charity.
The event which is organized by the Hospital Broadcasting Association (H.B.A) was held in a converted church named the Cloisters, at the Holiday Inn, Bolton. Over 200 delegates from Hospital Radio Stations all over the UK attended the glamorous event which comprised of a black tie, 4 course dinner, followed by the Awards Ceremony and a disco until 2:00am. The Ceremony was also attended by BBC National Lotteries “Voice of the Balls”, Mr. Alan Dedicoat, who is a Patron for the H.B.A.
Hospital Radio Hillingdon broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to the patients of the Hillingdon Hospital, free via the Hospedia bedside entertainment system, online at www.radiohillingdon.com and via their free Apple and Android APP. They also broadcast to some of the Nursing homes in the Borough. It broadcasts a nightly request show made up of requests collected from the patients, during nightly ward visits made by its volunteers. The station is a registered Charity which is run entirely by volunteers, and relies on donations and the fund-raising efforts of the volunteers to survive. They are always on the lookout for new volunteers to join their team of Ward Visitors, Presenters and Fund-raisers.
Jon Herd, Presenter said, “I would like to thank the H.B.A for this award. It is the first time Radio Hillingdon has won an award in the Best Speech Category. My personal thanks to Neil Jeffers, for the winning interview, and to volunteer Mark Grantham for editing the interview. Great Team work one and all”.ENDS