Red Dot Radio, Edinburgh’s own hospital broadcasting service is celebrating National Hospital Radio Week (26th March – 4th April) by broadcasting live from the Reception Area and wards of the Western General Hospital from 10am until 10pm today, a 12 hour marathon indeed!
Usually the station only broadcasts between 7 and 10 pm each day, serving four hospitals:- Western General Hospital, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Royal Victoria Hospital and Corstorphine Hospital.
The volunteer presenters plan a fun day for all, with record requests, challenges, competitions, face painting for the kids and a prize raffle with gifts donated by local companies. You can find out more about what they are up to by visiting their Facebook page.
Red Dot Radio, a registered charity run entirely by volunteers, has been broadcasting nightly to patients in the Royal Infirmary, Western General, Corstorphine and Royal Victoria hospitals for almost 50 years.
David Stirton, Public Relations Officer of EHBS said “It will be an interactive and fun day for patients, staff and visitors and we hope it will give them a better insight into the services that we provide.”
The station relies on donations of goods, services and money for its continued operation.