Established in 1972, the Bournemouth and East Dorset Hospital Broadcasting Association was formed from a coalition of Radio Boscombe and Radio Poole.
Hospital Radio Bedside is proud to be serving listeners and patients in our local hospitals more than 50 years later.
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'll need to be aged 18 or over, subscribed to Friends of HRB, and have an Enhanced DBS certificate, which we organise for you free of charge.
You can get involved in many different areas of our association. Whether you want to get behind the microphone or help behind the scenes, 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: £4 per month, £5 per month, or £10 per month.
Just select your preferred option to join today.
If you wish to make a one-donation, cheques are payable to Hospital Radio Bedside or you may contact our treasurer for bank details.
Hospital Radio Bedside
Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Castle Lane East