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Date: 18 September 2021
In association with Hospedia, Vectis Radio is now available free of charge to patients at St Mary's Hospital
on their bedside entertainment system.
Patients at the hospital can tune into the Community Radio Station on channel 5 of their bedside units.
Station director Kelvin Currie said, “It is Vectis Radio's remit to bring community radio to the widest possible
audience within its service area. It is not always possible for patients in hospital to pick up our FM
broadcasts and we approached Hospedia who were very helpful and set us up on Channel 5. We can now
help patients at St Mary's to be entertained and keep in touch.”
Vanessa Flower, Head of Quality Governance at the Trust said: “ NHS led research has found that
listening to music before, during and after an operation can help reduce pain. We are pleased that we can
offer entertainment for patients at their bedside and that there is now a greater choice of radio stations to
listen to, so we can cater for wider musical tastes.”
Hospedia is the UK’s leading operator of patient entertainment and engagement systems. Its TV, telephony
and WiFi solutions are used in over 130 hospitals across the NHS, helping patients stay in touch with friends
and family while in hospital.
Vectis Radio broadcasts 24 hours every day and patients can check the schedules on the website