This is Radio Warneford's Patient Page. If you are currently a patient at Warwick Hospital, reading this page on your smartphone or iPad, you will find quick access to the information most useful to you - how to find us on the free Patient Wi-fi service, how to contact our studios, the programmes you can hear today, how you can join our volunteer membership and any events that are coming up soon.
Radio Warneford -
Radio Warneford is now broadcasting 24 hours a day via its new streaming service to patients, staff and visitors at Warwick Hospital.
The station broadcasts live each weekday evening, usually from 7pm until 10pm and on Sundays between 10am and 8.30pm. Once our live broadcast finishes, you can now hear a selection of programmes from Radio Warneford's extensive programme archive through the night and all day until the live shows return.
Radio Warneford's programmes are exclusively available through the free Patient Wi-fi service provided throughout Warwick Hospital by the South Warwickshire Hospitals Foundation Trust.
Information about our weekly schedule can be found in our Programme Guide which is available for download below in PDF format. You can also find out how you can connect to our new service on your own device while you are in Warwick Hospital.
Radio Warneford broadcasts a wide variety of programmes for you and the staff at Warwick Hospital. These feature music, comedy, information, sport, films, cookery, gardening, poetry, short stories and much more.
At present, Radio Warneford is on-air between 7pm and 10pm on Monday to Friday evenings and between 10.30am and 8.30pm on Sundays.
Our most important programme is the Request Show. Our Ward Visitors go round the hospital each weekday evening and on Sunday mornings and evenings to chat to you and your visitors and to collect requests for the programme later that night. You can make use of the 24-hour Request Line to make a request - see below.
Radio Warneford also mounts special broadcasts regularly throughout the year. These range from one-off programmes like the special Request Shows on Mother's Day and Father's Day to a full day of programmes for Bank Holidays. At Christmas, we broadcast around seventy hours of festive programmes over nine or ten days!
Getting In Touch With Radio Warneford
Our Request Line is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, to take your calls. So if you want to take part in a competition, phone through a record request or ask for a Radio Warneford Magazine and Programme Guide, pick up the phone and call us - your call is charged at your normal network rate. Outside studio hours, please leave us a message.
Please note that calls are charged at your normal network rate.
The Radio Warneford Magazine
Radio Warneford has a special magazine for patients and a new commemorative edition is now available!
The magazine is packed full of archive photographs and newspaper reports charting Radio Warneford's development from its first studio in a broom cupboard at the Warneford Hospital in 1973 to its current studio complex at Warwick.
The new magazine is available free of charge from our displays around the hospital including the main entrance and in Outpatients.
How You Can Get Involved
Getting involved in hospital radio is easier than you think. Collectively, hospital radio is one of the largest voluntary organisations in the country and Radio Warneford, like all hospital radio stations, relies on a steady influx of new volunteers to keep our service going.
Radio Warneford's members come from a wide variety of backgrounds and a wide age range. You have to be at least 18 years old to join us but there is no upper age limit. We are not looking for DJs. Apart from stations which serve children's hospitals, hospital radio does not play constant pop music. In fact, pop forms only a small part of our programming.
You don't need to have any previous radio experience as we provide full training in both ward visiting and operating the studio.However, it does help if you enjoy listening to music of all types, can work as part of a team and enjoy meeting and talking to people.
Initially, you will be given provisional membership. You will be allocated to a particular evening during your training and you will be expected to attend every week. Full members continue to attend on one evening a week. You may be able to increase your commitment by taking on additional responsibilities like joining the Committee, carrying out administration tasks or other duties. Radio Warneford relies on fund raising events to raise the money we need to continue operating and all members are required to help at these events.
If you are interested in finding out more, click on the links below. You can also call the Request Line on (01926) 401402 for more information. Please leave a message outside studio hours. Calls are charged at your normal network rates.
If you are reading this page at home, you can download a copy of our application form from the link below.