Our normal activities and programmes have been dramatically affected due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and government guidelines on social distancing.
The health and well-being of our volunteers and visitors, as well as all hospital patients and staff, is our top priority. However, as a hospital radio service, unprecedented times such as these are precisely when our services are needed the most.
Our volunteers cannot visit the wards to collect requests or speak to those in hospital. However, we continue to broadcast, both online and to our local hospitals, from the comfort of our own homes.
Hospital Radio Bedside continues to provide a great mixture of music and a variety of voices to keep you company - whether you are in hospital or isolated at home. Our output includes the daily government briefings, as well as 10-minute coronavirus special features each evening.
Stay safe and healthy, and keep in touch.
Being part of a working radio station offers you a unique and rewarding experience, with no minimum commitment. We'll give you the training and support you need, and all we ask of you is that you give whatever time you can, whenever you can.
You also don't need to have any prior experience in broadcasting or charity work - just an eagerness to learn and an enthusiasm to get involved. It may be a cliché, but it's true of volunteering at HRB: the more you put into it, the more you get out of it!
You can get involved in many different areas of our association. As long as you're aged 18 or over, are willing and able to subscribe to Friends of HRB (which means donating £2 per month), and agree to undergo a DBS check (which we organise for you free of charge), we'd love to hear from you!Find out more
We raise funds in many different ways and means: we welcome donations at our many local events, we regularly organise raffles, and we host fundraising events such as our annual Quiz Night, hosted by Alan Dedicoat.
At the core of all of this activity, we run a regular-donation fundraising scheme. It's called Friends of HRB, and we would love you to join.
Regular donations make a huge difference to our charity, allowing us to continually improve the service we offer to patients in our local hospitals, as well as their friends and relatives in the local community.
Subscribers can choose the amount that suits them: £2 per month, £5 per month, or £10 per month.
Just select your preferred option to join today.
Hospital Radio Bedside
Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Castle Lane East