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.


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.

Here for you

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


If you want to support us, there are many ways –

You can join

You can donate

Submit a request

VE Day 75

VE Day – 75 Years

In order to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE day, Nottingham Hospitals’ radio are pleased to be able to bring you 4 hours of VE day programming courtesy of Absolute Radio 40’s and the Hospital Broadcasting Association.

Included are interviews, news clips, stories and music from the era.

In the middle of the current crisis it is going to be a very different event from years gone by, however it is still so very important that we take the time to remember and celebrate.

It will start at 11:00 AM with 2 minutes silence.


National Hospital Radio Awards 2020

We’re really pleased to announce that NHR has won two awards.

Gold Femail Presenter

Julie Caston won Gold for Female Presenter of the year and Rajiv Hasan won Silver for Male Presenter of the year. 

Our Sports Team also made it into the top ten in the Special Event category which is a tremendous achievement.

We are part of the Hospital Broadcasting Association who are there to help us be the best hospital radio we can be by offering help, support and advice.

Each year they hold their annual awards where radio stations across the country gather to attend seminars, catch up and attend the awards dinner.

Understandably this year the awards were cancelled due to Coronavirus and so the awards took place online a little later than planned!

Congratulations to all who were nominated and won an award.  Further information on all the winners can be found here


NHR Coronavirus update

The world is being impacted by the Coronavirus in ways that just a few short weeks ago, none of us would have thought possible. This is affecting all corners of the earth and there can be no-one that is not affected in some way. NHR are no exception. We therefore need to bring you an NHR Coronavirus update.

As the spread of the disease continues, more and more people are having to self isolate, stay at home to look after friends or family or have their work patterns altered. Unfortunately, many of our presenters are experiencing challenges which we can all understand, appreciate and support.

In order to adapt to an ever changing situation, we have had to implement an emergency show schedule.

For the next few weeks, we will only be able to host a request show ‘Your Choice’ on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 17:00 and 19:00.

We have tried to keep the schedule predictable so that should you want to request a song for a friend or relative inside or outside of the hospital, you know when we will be on air and able to play them for you.

During the remaining time, our wonderful systems will try and keep you entertained with music and news 24 hours a day.

Remember, for those in hospital and City or QMC, the radio channels on the Hospedia system are free 24 hours a day.

Don’t forget, you can now place a request online here.

We thank you for your understanding during this difficult time and assure you we will return to normal just as soon as we can.

Best wishes,


Nottingham Hospitals Radio

NHR Goes Online

We are pleased to announce that as of today, you can listen to NHR online.

Nottingham Hospitals Radio is a charity dedicated to entertaining patients (and staff) of the Queen’s Medical Centre and City Hospital, and we’ve been doing that for over 45 years.

We’d been planning to go online for a few years now, once we had the funds raised for new equipment.  We were almost at that point when Coronavirus hit.  So instead of waiting for a big launch, we decided to get online as soon as we could to help keep people company and connect patients to their friends and family at this really difficult time.

Until now, the only way that you could listen to us has been via the Hospedia bedside systems.  When we were able to visit the wards one of the most frequently asked questions we got was -can relatives listen to us from home, to hear the dedication for their loved one.  We’ve now got this solved! You can now listen to NHR online via our Website and (Apps available for Android, IOS, Mac and Windows).

Listen on line via our website

You can also listen on your phone using the app.

You can also request your favourite tunes for our ‘Your Choice’ shows online by using our new request form

Find out when our request program ‘Your Choice’ is on by visiting our show schedule

Many thanks go out to all the hard work by our volunteers (past and present) for making this a reality. Thanks also to the Friends of QMC for their support.

Please also remember that we are a charity and we operate totally by the generosity of the public. If you would like to donate, just send us a message. Any donations, large or small will go a long way.

Nottingham Hospitals Radio

Welcome to our new website

Here at NHR, we’re looking to the future. We have exciting plans and ambitions. However, first things first. Welcome to our new website.

It’s still a little bit of a work in progress as we develop more functions and exciting contents.

Our aim and ambition is to try and cheer you up and keep you company whilst in hospital. Whilst we try and visits the wards as often as we can, we wanted to open requests up and make it easy for those at home to make requests as well. In order to do this, we have introduced a new request form onto the site.

Perhaps you want to join us. No matter if you want to collect requests on the wards, present a show or help with the tech we are sure you will enjoy it. Our new site allows you to apply on-line, or download a paper version of the form.

We are a registered charity run by volunteers. We do have running costs though so any donations are always most welcome. Find details on how to do this on our new site.

We hope you enjoy the new site. However, communication is a 2-way street, so if you have any feedback for us, why not use the online feedback form. We’d love to hear from you.

Welcome to our new website.