The fantastic service provided by the volunteers who run Durham
Hospitals' Radio, bringing entertainment to patients and colleagues
at University Hospital of North Durham, has received the
recognition it deserves at the Hospital Broadcasting Association
(HBA) National Conference and Awards' Ceremony.
The team was shortlisted in an amazing six categories and won
Eileen Thompson won the bronze award in the Best Female
Presenter category. The judges described Eileen as someone with a
really nice, clear voice with one saying, 'she made me smile. I
really liked her. Good content too'.
The team won Silver in the Station of the Year category with
judges describing the service as, 'Hospital radio at its authentic
best. A thoroughly listenable station with relaxed, engaging and
fittingly mature presentation. A feel-good and listener-focused
Station chairman, Terry Clough, won the John Witney Award which
celebrates an outstanding contribution by an individual, to
hospital radio over a period of years. Terry has been with the
station longer than 50 years, joining in its inaugural year.
Fellow volunteers describe him as having 'a real passion for
hospital radio which runs through his blood."
Congratulations to the whole team of volunteers and thank you
for all you do!
Pulbished 8th April 2019
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community