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HRH The Prince of Wales thanks hospital radio volunteers

24th June 2021
Posted by Johnny Jenkins

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, has recorded a special programme to say thank you to  volunteers 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 (HBA) 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.  

We are exceptionally grateful for HRH The Prince of Wales to recognise the dedication to  volunteers across the UK who have continued to assist healthcare providers throughout  these difficult times. 

Local dedicated and focussed entertainment provided to hospital and healthcare patients  has and remains an exceptionally important part of recovery and recuperation.  

Sometimes unrecognised, raising the awareness of hospital, health and wellbeing radio as  a key provider to the community is a challenge, but for our stations dedication and their  services to be recognised by HRH is truly amazing and we are beyond grateful for his  support.” 

To find out where to listen to Music & Memories with HRH The Prince of Wales, visit for a list of participating stations.