Your Garage Doors

A new sponsor – Your Garage Doors

Nottingham Hospitals Radio would like to thank and welcome Your Garage Doors as a new sponsor of our online streaming.

We rely on the kind donations and sponsorships to maintain our service, even more so as at this time as our normal fundraising activities can’t take place.

If you want to know more about them, you can visit their website here

Thank you.

NHR depends on the generosity of the general public in order to provide our service. Big or small. Regular or one off. They all make a massive difference.


Notts County v Harrogate Town

Thanks to the generosity of the public, NHR are pleased to be able to bring live commentary from Wembley stadium of the National League play off final.

Join Richard Smith and Ian Marsden from Wembley and Mark Lonsdale from the studio for live commentary starting at 14:00.

Can the Magpies bounce back to the EFL at their first attempt?

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Henri and Teddy


A story about Cookies that you really want!

Henri (Aged 6) loves baking cookies and muffins. Helped by mum Grace and brother Teddy (Aged 8), they decided to bake some individually wrapped cookies and set up a stall outside their house so that the public could buy them. All to help the NHS.

It all started at the beginning of lockdown as Henri baked cookies and cakes and was doing doorstep deliveries to relatives.

Once the idea was formed, they set up a stall outside the house and posted it on social media. At just £1 a cookie, the demand was great with people often putting in more than the required amount. So much so, they made a total of £160!

They got in contact with ward F22, who said that they would love some rainbow badges for the team so that they would remember each other when they returned to their normal wards and duties. (The team on F22 were pulled together from various wards and departments due to the Covid-19 pandemic).

After speaking with a local badge maker, they got the badges made and sent them off to the hospital.

The ward team were so touched by the efforts and the badges that they sent a thank you card back. Henri and Teddy also got a badge and a key ring made for them.

All this was done under the watchful eye of sister Olive (8 months).

Here at NHR, we think this such a great story of people of all ages wanting to do something to help both the NHS and the community. Great work folk!


Henri, Teddy and mum Grace explain what they did

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Recover Tree


It is really important right now to remain positive. There is so much bad news that positivity is essential. Bring on the Recover-tree.

Becca Fitch and the team on F18 at the QMC have created what they are calling a ‘Recover-Tree’.

Quite simply, it is a tree on the wall, and each leaf represents someone who has recovered from COVID-19 in the care of the wards. As a result, there is a positive feeling and a target to aim for.

Becca tells NHR’s Rajiv about the Recover-Tree

Becca was assisted by the ward teams with a special callout for Leanne Brown and Charlotte Turner.

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F22 Paper Flowers

F22 – Cheering and Coping

F22 at the QMC is currently acting as the COVID HCOP ward. That can be a pretty tough place to be for both patients and staff.

In order to cope and to help patients and families, Lisa has been teaching her fellow colleagues how to make paper flowers (real ones aren’t allowed).

In an interview with Rajiv Hasan from NHR, she tells how this helps the staff and the patients.

As well as this, they use donated blankets and soft toys to provide a warmer more homely environment as well as a keepsake for the families.

Listen to the interview here

Lisa from F22 tells how they keep busy and make the patients more comfortable.

Lisa also tells of how music is so important and how they maintain a board which they record the patients music tastes on so that we at NHR can play them out on air.

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James Blunt Radio Show

Thanks to James Blunt and the Hospital Broadcasting Association, NHR is able to bring you a James Blunt Radio Show. This is only available on hospital radio!

Blunt, a former reconnaissance officer in the Life Guards regiment of the British Army is now doing his bit to lift the spirits of those suffering from coronavirus, by hosting a “cheerful” hospital radio show. The show will include a mixture of feel-good music intertwined with messages of gratitude to those working in the frontlines.

This radio show will be on NHR after the 16:00 News on Friday 22nd May.

Thanks to James and the HBA in making this show available.

NHR - here for you

Local Radio, International Interest.

Nottingham Hospitals Radio exists purely to entertain the patients, staff, friends and relatives of Nottinghams City and QMC Hospitals. It’s a very local and personal thing that we think makes a real difference. Hospital radio is a very British tradition, but now there is interest in what we do from around the world. Local Radio, International interest!

Awareness of the NHS

The Coronavirus pandemic is making everyone aware of our hospitals in ways like never before. The levels of appreciation for the amazing staff is at an all time high.

Hidden away in a west block corridor in the Queens Medical Centre, are the radio studios of NHR. These studio’s, the volunteers that operate them and the service they provide are now getting attention themselves. International attention.

international Interest

NHR have recently been approached by the New York Times who have completed an article about Hospital radio – featuring NHR. The article appeared in print on the 14th May 2020 on page 4 of the main newspaper and online.

See the article here – New York Times article

The article has triggered much interest from around the world, most recently in Italy.

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No matter how famous we may become (blush), you can be assured we know what’s important. That is you, the listener, the patient, the staff, the community.

Remember we have entertainment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Why not get in touch and ask for a request?

We truly are Local Radio, International Interest


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