Bath Hospital Radio Collaboration

Bath Hospital RadioArt at the Heart have teamed up with Bath Hospital Radio, which broadcasts 24 hours a day to patients at the Royal United and Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases as well as online.

The radio station has plans to relaunch its schedule including new specialist music shows, the introduction of spoken word programmes and extending its coverage of news across the two hospital sites.

Exciting plans in the pipeline include; live music recordings and in-conversation events with exhibiting artists and musicians. Bath Hospital Radio is run entirely by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at Bath Hospital Radio, email contact@bathhospitalradio.org. uk.

For more information about Bath Hospital Radio and to listen online, visit the station’s new look website at www.bathhospitalradio.org.uk.


BE-CLOT CLEVER!

Frankie Simpkins Head ShotEvery year, many thousands of people in the UK develop a blood clot in a vein. It’s known as venous thromboembolism (VTE) and is a serious, potentially fatal, medical condition. Although serious, most blood clots can be completely avoided. The key is to be aware if you’re at risk and take some simple preventative steps.

In a bid to share information on how to prevent blood clots occurring within hospital, our Musician in Residence Frankie Simpkins teamed up with the RUH Physiotherapy Department in 2015 to create a catchy jingle for a patient safety radio advert. With lyrics such as ‘you can get blood clots even when you’re not flying to Mexico’, the advert is now played several times a day on the hospital’s very own radio station.

So be-clot clever and have a listen today https://soundcloud.com/art-the-heart-of-the-ruh/bath-hospital-radio-the-blood-clot-jingle

For more information about Bath Hospital Radio and how you can get involved, please see their website http://www.bathhospitalradio.org.uk/