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Durham Hospital Radio - Silver in the Station of the Year

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 three awards.durham hospital radio awards

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 offering.' 

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

'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly, efficiently and professionally with full explanations and compassion from all staff involved'.

Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital