HRH The Prince of Wales has thanked Hospital Radio Ipswich and other community radio volunteers. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, has recorded a special programme to say thank you to members of hospital, health and wellbeing radio stations for their work in keeping communities connected and patients entertained during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The programme, Music & Memories with HRH The Prince of Wales, which will be broadcast across member stations of the Hospital Broadcasting Association on Sunday 4th July 2021 at 12:00 noon features some of The Princes favourite tracks, from artists including The Three Degrees; Diana Ross; Barbara Streisand and Edith Piaf to name but a few.
In the programme, The Prince of Wales highlights the work volunteers from HBA members have done over the last year, explaining that the role of hospital radio has been even more important during these current times, providing an invaluable service to patients, staff and families and reminisces on key life memories where music plays a significant role. His Royal Highness’s thanks was also extended to NHS Staff and volunteers across the country, with The Prince citing he has been “profoundly impressed by the dedication shown by NHS staff, marvelling time and time again at the sheer resilience and indomitable spirit shown by everyone throughout the pandemic”.
Grant McNaughton, Chairman of the association commented: “The Hospital Broadcasting Association represents over 180 local radio stations delivering entertainment, information and health and wellbeing services to healthcare users across the UK, whether in hospital or the wider community. To express his gratitude to the army of dedicated hospital radio volunteers and their listeners, HRH The Prince of Wales, has offered to share his favourite music and his memories associated with each choice. Hospital Radio Ipswich will be broadcasting the programme both within the Ipswich Hospital and on hri.org.uk and will be introduced and overseen by HRI’s Gemma Gee.