Welcome Royal Free Radio

We are pleased to announce that Radio Enfield has merged with the Royal Free Charity and we are now broadcasting as Royal Free Radio.

This is to reflect the wider audience we now have, serving not only Chase Farm Hospital but also the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead and North Middlesex Hospital in Edmonton. These three hospitals are part of the Royal Free family.

Be sure to give us a ‘like’ on our new Facebook page!  https://www.facebook.com/royalfreeradio

Radio Enfield has broadcast to various hospitals since it started on 24th May 1970 and we look forward to serving our expanded audience as part of the Royal Free Charity – keep watching for more details!

Enfield Arthritis Social Group

On Wednesday 25th October 1pm to 3pm join Jonny Steingold when he talks to Somerset King From The Enfield Arthritis Social group which meets on the first Wednesday of every month in the Art Town cafe in Enfield Town between 6pm and 8pm. The next meeting is on Wednesday 1st November. We welcome everyone that is affected by arthritis. It is a small, friendly group of ladies and gentlemen with a wide range of ages. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more information or share this with friends and family who you think may benefit from this group. Arthritis is an invisible disease that affects people’s lives in such different ways and the support this group provides in invaluable

 

Laura Brassett Home Care Prefered

On Tuesday 3rd October Laura Brassett is coming in to John Smeeton’s Afternoon delight show between 1pm and 3pm as This October, HCP Social Enterprise will launch a high-profile social media campaign titled ‘Care to Limbo’. The campaign will raise awareness and funds for a selection of amazing charities, including Alzheimer’s Research UK, Crisis, Carers UK and Macmillan. It is hoped the HCP Care to Limbo campaign will be similar to the hugely successful “Ice Bucket Challenge”, which raised significant charity funds and awareness. Throughout October the Care To Limbo tour team will be actively present in the local community challenging members of the public and businesses to limbo and share their efforts on social media.

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Why We’re Here…

A recent study by the Hospital Broadcasting Association was published into what having a hospital radio station could contribute towards a patient’s time whilst in hospital.

Some interesting points were raised in the study, of which some are relayed below.

In the study, it showed that there was evidence of hospital radio stations having an impact on psychosocial health outcomes in the following ways:

Boredom reduced by entertainment Loneliness reduced by social interaction
Anxiousness / frustration  reduced by being calming and reassuring
Disorientation reduced by creating a sense of belonging
Depersonalisation reduced by making one feel like an individual
Health and wellbeing awareness increased by providing information
Music, and the other activities associated with hospital radio such as request collecting on wards and broadcasting other content, have been found to have a positive impact upon hospital patients. There are also positive impacts identified for the volunteers themselves. For NHS or HSC partners there is evidence that something like hospital radio could generate social value through an improved patient experience.

If hospital radio contributes to an improved patient experience, which reduces the length of stay by one day, the activity of the station is contributing to a £400 per patient saving which is the average cost of an NHS hospital bed per night (Georghiou et al, 2014).

Hospital radio has the potential to increase awareness of health and wellbeing by delivering information and advice in an appropriate and sensitive way. The focus on people’s condition in hospital can be depersonalising. Hospital radio can help people to feel like an individual by focusing on their personality and the music they like.

If you are interested in reading the full report, you can find it here.

Motown Show

From 3pm this afternoon, Denis O’Shea presents an hour of Motown music.

Early and commercial hits from this marvellous stable of labels and artistes. Hits from Tamla Motown, Motown, Gordy and Anna labels all make up the rich tapestry of sound from the groups, duos and single members of this great family.

Listen along with me to the songs which defined an era of fabulous music from the pirate broadcasting ships to land based radio stations, and television programmes. Nostalgia for some and exciting new sounds for others.

Health Today

Tune in and listen to Health Today Radio, broadcast every Friday between 4 and 5pm, hosted by Dominic Arkwright for the NHS choices.

On Health Today Radio this week Dominic Arkwright asks why Joan Armatrading decided to run a marathon at age 58. He looks at coping with Bowel Cancer and also asks that awkward question “Do you drink too much?” If you’re feeling tired all of the time or having difficulty sleeping then this is the programme for you – the problem is discussed with healthcare professionals.

Each week, Dominic chats with experts and celebrities about various health and lifestyle topics. He’ll listen to personal stories of individuals dealing with a condition they, or a family member or friend, have. Don’t miss the regular feature about the unsung heroes of the NHS and many practical lifestyle tips.

The views expressed in the programmes are the individuals’ own opinions and do not necessarily reflect the views or official policies of the Department of Health or NHS Choices. NHS Choices – Health Today Radio is intended for use only by people who live in England. References to ‘the NHS’ mean ‘the NHS in England’ unless otherwise stated. Service descriptions, entitlements and costs refer to services in England and arrangements may differ elsewhere in the UK.