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Broadcasting For Over 60 Years

Located in the City of Sunderland, in Tyne and Wear, Radio Sunderland for Hospitals is a registered charity staffed entirely by volunteers.
Established in 1953 we provide a free personal hospital radio service to the bedside of patients in the Sunderland Royal Hospital.

We broadcast our programmes of music, news and information direct to the patients 24 hours- a-day on the hospital network via Hospedia bedside units and they are also available via our online stream. We produce a number of specialised programmes including the patients music request programme Ward Call and of course, we provide full football match commentary of every Sunderland A.F.C. home game.

If you have any comments or queries regarding Radio Sunderland for Hospitals please feel free to get in touch via the contact page.

You can use our online Radio Player to listen to Radio Sunderland and use the contact form to send a message straight to the studio!


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Click the "play icon" above to launch our pop-out radio player - not working for you?
To find details of other ways you can listen go to our How To Listen page.

Join Us

We are a registered charity run by a small team of enthusiastic, unpaid volunteers.
If you have just a couple of hours a week to spare, then come and join our team.
We would love to hear from you.

Support Us

Running any radio station, even a hospital service like ours, is an expensive business!
There are many ways in which you could help and support Radio Sunderland.

Who we are

Mission statement.

Our aim is to aid in the relief of sickness and infirmity.
Deliver health and well being information.
Radio Sunderland provides a hospital ward visiting and free radio service for patients in hospital and similar institutions.

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Radio is the original one-to-one medium, it is intimate and friendly but Hospital Radio aims to have even more of a personal touch.


Radio Sunderland for Hospitals is a registered charity that broadcasts specialist and personalised programme's to the patients of the Sunderland Royal Hospital.

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We Do A Lot To Make The Patients Happy

There are a variety of tasks involved in running Radio Sunderland and we are always looking for new volunteers to help keep us "on-air".

What We Do

This video shows the work of a typical Hospital Radio station.

Anyone aged 16 or over can be a volunteer at Radio Sunderland - there is no upper limit!
No experience is required as full training is given.


News & Events


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News & Events

January 2022

New Year - New Studio.
Having to leave our Monkwearmouth studio after 33 years at short notice last September, in 2022 we hope to move in to a new studio.
We are waiting for the building work to commence, which hopefully won't take too long! .

Stay tuned!

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We are a bunch of enthusiastic, unpaid volunteers
and running a free hospital service is expensive!

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You can help support Radio Sunderland by clicking the links below.
See "Support" for details.
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