During December 2023 we celebrated our Diamond Anniversary with a series of special events, including a 60 hour continuous broadcast and special programme from Colchester United
Colchester MP Will Quince in the studio with Andy Patrick to kick off the 60 hours live broadcast which featured the Biggest Hits of the past 60 years, along with special guests.
Hospital Radio Colchester was launched on 22nd December 1963 by members of the supporters club at Colchester United. To commemorate we broadcast a special programme live from the Jobserve Community Stadium for the match between Colchester United and Salford City.
Welcome to Hospital Radio Colchester.
Our service is available, FREE of charge, 24 hours a day on channel 1 on your Hospedia bedside unit.
If you are unsure how to tune in please ask a member of staff.
Hospital Radio Colchester is a registered charity which is funded by charitable contributions and the various
fundraising events that we run throughout the year.
We have been in existence for 60 years, and broadcast our services 24/7 to hospital patients across the Colchester area. It is a completely free service, run by volunteers that aims to make a patients stay in hospital a bit more enjoyable.
If you would like to know more about the history of the station, please see the history section under the "About Us" menu above.
If you would like to make a donation to support Hospital Radio Colchester please click on the CAF Donations link.
Laura Ran 1/2 Marathon
New Patients Magazine
Hospital Radio Colchester volunteer Laura Lee Pooran ran the Colchester half marathon for Hospital Radio Colchester. See the full details here
Our new patient magazine celebrating our 60th anniversary has been published, check out the details on our new page here
Request Show Sponsorship
We are delighted that Tendring Careline has continued to sponsor the nightly Hospital Radio Colchester Request Show for another year. see details
Requests for Patients & Staff
01206 756400 or
*800 - If you are currently a patient in the hospital and have access to one of the 'Hospedia' bedside units. This is a free call.
Click on the Get A Request