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 more than 50 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 in order to support Hospital Radio Colchester, then please click on the
Virgin Money Giving link below.
Please Make A Donation
To Support Us:
The Hospital Radio Colchester Request Show is proudly sponsored by Tendring Careline
Click their logo to find out more information
Requests for Patients & Staff
Currently, due to the continuing impact of Covid-19 we are not able to make our regular visits to the wards to gather requests from our patients for the nightly request show (each evening at 8:00pm).
We are however continuing to broadcast the request shows and patients and families of patients currently in hospital can still place requests by any of the following methods:
01206 756400 - Our main number which anyone can use from outside the hospital.
*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.
Please note that during the day these numbers are serviced by an answer machine - please do leave a message giving details of the patients name, the name of the ward they are staying on, what song you would like to be played and any message to pass on to the patient.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please give details of the patients name, the name of the ward they are staying on, what song you would like to be played and any message to pass on to the patient.
Click on the 'Get A Request" menu item at the top of our homepage (this page). You will then be taken to a simple form to complete with the details of your request.