Supporting Hospital Broadcasting in the UK.

The Hospital Broadcasting Association is the national charity that supports and promotes Hospital Broadcasting in the UK.

We currently have over 200 individual broadcasting stations, representing 1000s of volunteers. Patients in many UK hospitals benefit from programmes designed to make life better for people in hospital and aid their recovery. The Hospital Broadcasting Association provides support, training and guidance to empower volunteers to provide the best service they can.

Support and Training

We support member stations and their volunteers through both representation and action.

The HBA liaises with charity reglulators, broadcast and licencing bodies,and commercial organisations supporting hospital radio and highlighting the benefits of music and light entertainment in the hyper-local environment of individual hospitals or NHS Trusts.

The HBA also offers guidance and training to our member stations whether it is training presenters in interview techniques or guiding a management committee in the development of their station. We hold regular training events across the UK as well as an annual National Conference.

The Best of Hospital Radio

Each March the HBA hosts The National Hospital Radio Awards. This event showcases the stations and presenters who spend their free time perfecting their art of broadcasting as well as celebrating the shining beacons of a niche charitable industry.

Our Patron and Ambassadors

The HBA is proud of the support from Alan Dedicoat, voice of BBC Radio 2 and the National Lottery, as the Patron of the Hospital Broadcasting Assocation.

Recent news

Written by Darren Whittenham-Gray on Monday 30th March 2015
*/ Congratulations to the winners of the National Hospital Radio Awards, which were announced at the Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park, at the HBA National Conference. The National Hospital Radio Awards...
Written by Darren Whittenham-Gray on Friday 27th March 2015
The Hospital Broadcasting Association has today released a number of new documents to assist the management teams within it's members, the hospital radio stations broadcasting up and down the UK, in...
Written by Darren Whittenham-Gray on Tuesday 21st October 2014
40 years ago, a few people got together to form an organisation which would provide a radio service to the local hospitals in Worcester. 40 years later, that service is still going strong, winning...
Written by Darren Whittenham-Gray on Friday 22nd August 2014
May this year saw the enthused celebrations of 40 years of Pilgrim Hospital Radio – inspired by the dedication and...
Written by Anonymous on Saturday 19th July 2014
On Tuesday 13th May 2014, two Northern Air Hospital Radio volunteers celebrated reaching 10 years of service with the station. To mark the occasion June Snowden, President of the Hospital...