BHBNradio NEWS April 2022

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BHBNradioNEWS For Birmingham Hospitals and the Community, this is BHBN!

News and information for Birmingham & Solihull Hospitals and the Community

Issue One

70 YEARS

AND NOT OUT... BHBNradio celebrating 70 years of Hospital Radio in Birmingham

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HBNradio was founded in 1952 by Hon. Alderman Mrs Freda Cocks OBE as the Birmingham Hospital Commentaries Association (BHCA).

BHBN became the BHBA in 1955 and BHBN in 1972. Its recent broadcast name of BHBN HOSPITAL RADIO was adopted in 2006 and changed to BHBNradio in 2020. Nationally, hospital radio first started life in York in 1926. The Network was a pioneer in many aspects of its broadcasting: time spent in hospital back in the Network’s early days was very different to the present, where day case surgery is common. During the 50s & 60s, a two-week stay in hospital was more the average for even a routine procedure. CONTINUED ON PAGE 5...

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WELCOME TO BHBNNEWS ISSUE 1 CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF HOSPITAL RADIO IN BIRMINGHAM you’ll be able to read BHBNradio’s schedule, which shows a real mix covering music from the 50s and 60s to the current day, there really is something for everyone!

David Horton Vice Chair & Technical Controller

Hello and welcome to the first edition of BHBNradioNEWS. This magazine marks an incredibly special milestone for BHBNradio - 70 Years of Hospital Radio in Birmingham. In this months edition you’ll be able to read BHBNradio’s story on page 5 and see how BHBN began. The importance of hospital radio become ever apparent in 2020 in providing a service to patients during Covid, when no visitors were allowed on the wards. On Page 4

It still only feels like yesterday when I first started volunteering at BHBN Hospital Radio and at the time of writing this I am now into my 39th Year. As Vice- Chairman of this multi award-winning Hospital Radio Station, which continues to go from strength to strength, I am pleased to announce that BHBN have received the following nominations for the prestigious National Hospital Radio Awards 2022: Best Speech Package: Best Speech Package: ‘Heart‘Heart Patients & LVAD’& - Ella Iggulden Patients LVAD’ Best Female Presenter: - Ella Iggulden AdelleBest Davies Female Presenter: Best Male Presenter: Adelle Davies Paul Stanley Best Male Presenter: Best Newcomer: Paul Stanley Lily Grace James Newcomer: Station ofBest the Year: Lily Grace James BHBNradio

Have you got a Heartbeat story? We’d love to hear from you if you have... • An event or special occasion in your department or community • If you work with an inspirational colleague • Does your department do something that makes a real difference to the patients at Birmingham’s Hospitals?

Station of the Year: BHBNradio

The winners will be announced later this year, so keep your eyes peeled on BHBNradio’s social media and wish us luck! For those of you who think we just come in, sit down and play songs well it’s not that simple. Most of our members have full time jobs so we do our radio programmes around that. We research, plan and search out the music needed. Our request presenters also go around the wards to meet the patients and then come to the studio to plan on what tunes go where in the running order. Over a week a one-hour show can take anything up to five hours of their time to organise. Thank you for taking the time to read our magazine, I do hope you find it interesting and would welcome any feedback or suggestions on future editions. There is also much more information available on our website at bhbn.net and please get listening to BHBNradio and help spread the word. Thankyou!

Dave

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Presenter Profiles

Joy Bourne to apply to join. Penny’s success in the role made me believe that I too might be able to present on the radio. Tell us about your show...: Monday morning show from 10-12. Magazine programme to start the week with a wide mix of uplifting music and interesting articles.

Hi, I’am Joy Bourne and I present on the Morning Show, Every Monday from 10am Age: 63 Occupation: Retired teacher Partner and children’s names and ages: Maurice (husband), Penny-Jane and Phil (adult children) How did I hear about BHBN? My daughter Penny-Jane has been a presenter for a few years. A vacancy arose after I had retired so I decided

What would your 3 desert island discs be? Stevie Wonder - I just called to say I love you. 1. My parents used to ballroom dance to this it was mum’s favourite, and 2. mum would phone me and sing the refrain. As a youngster I would cringe, but now it means a lot. Perfect Day - Lou Reed. This was playing on the radio as my family took the road home late summer 1997. We had visited Warwick Castle, had a meal at Pizza express and had been to see Men in Black which was a new film in the cinema at the time. The stars had aligned, each one of us was happy- and we’d really had a perfect day. Summer Love Sensation - Bay City Rollers. It was 1974 I had just done my ‘O’ levels and was allowed to go to Skegness for the day with my friend Alison. We had

Anya McCutcheon-Wells

came in for an interview with Dave and got training, now I have a show on BHBN and Lily and I recently cohosted a Christmas Special show!

Hi, I’am I’am Anya Anya and andI Ipresent present the Morning Morning Show, Show, on the Every Tuesday from 10am Age: 21 Occupation: I am a presenter at BHBN and a volunteer caseworker at the Refugee and Migrant centre Birmingham. How did I hear about BHBN? My very good pal Lily Grace James started working with BHBN in 2019. I came along to the studio with her a couple of times and absolutely loved it. I

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Tell us about your show...: I present the Tuesday Morning show. I’m always trying to bring new music each show and I only play a song two weeks in a row if it is a real tune (refer to next questions for some of the serial offenders!!). I love getting requests from the listeners and try to include something for everyone. You will often catch me talking about my dog at any given opportunity between songs and items. What would your 3 desert island discs be? This probably changes every year! The one that never changes is ‘The Whole of the Moon’ by The Waterboys. It never fails to give me goose bumps and my heart does an internal punch in the air like at the end of The Breakfast Club as soon as I hear that hook. That song can ONLY be played slightly too loud and in a space where I can sing along (my car

tartan scarfs around our necks and wrists which marked us out as Bay City Rollers fans. We ate sweets, rode the fair and laughed until we made ourselves ill. What book are you reading at the moment? Upstairs at the White House by J B West It’s a memoir by Mr West who served as Chief Usher at the White House for many years and has a unique insight into the lives of the first family of the US. I by far prefer non-fiction, particularly biography/autobiography/modern political history. What’s the best thing about BHBN? A commitment to offering the best possible quality of service to listeners. Your best moment at BHBN? Doing my first request – I was so excited!! Pushing the buttons, moving the sliders and speaking at the right time going into the news – getting it right is a real conundrum. And finally, your most embarrassing moment at BHBN? I think I have a few ahead of me!

or a party being top locations). My second track would be ‘Lucky Man’ by The Verve; every listen makes me think of all the incredible, kind people I am so grateful to have in my life. I have a strict rule not to listen to this after a tipple as it will most definitely end in tears…literally. Finally it’s got to be ‘Tonight’ from West Side Story. I’m a huge musicals fan, I did my degree in and am forging a career in Theatre and have received a ticket to a show for my birthday and Christmas for as long as I can remember! Choosing one musical track is genuinely impossible so I’ll go for one from my favourite show, West Side Story. What’s the best thing about BHBN? Interacting with the BHBN community, it’s great to hear from the patients and care home residents, I love finding out peoples’ favourite songs. Your best moment at BHBN? Co-hosting the Christmas show with Lily, we’ve been friends since school so it was so lovely to get on the radio waves together!

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Presenter Profiles

ELLA IGGULDEN month. I am really passionate about raising awareness on important health topics and interview a range of staff and patients across our Birmingham Hospitals each week. I like my show to be an hour of reflection. I want my audience to listen to the interviews and really take something away from it whether that is going to the doctors and getting their symptoms checked or having the courage to speak out about their own personal struggles.

Hi, I’am Ella Ella and and II present present on Words Words && Music, Music, on on Wednesdays from 6pm - Brian Brian Henderson Henderson on on the the last Wednesday of the Wednesday of the month Age: 24 Occupation: Communications Officer at University Hospital Birmingham Charity Partner and children’s names and ages: Alex Mathews (25) no children How did I hear about BHBN? The charity had previous links with BHBNradio and I wanted to reach out and reconnect when I started my role. Tell us about your show...: My show is the Words & Music show every Wednesday from 6pm-7pm apart from the last Wednesday of the

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My show is an hour of distraction each week for those in hospital and around the community. I like to include a ‘person of the week’ each week to showcase a patient’s story or a member of the public who has gone out of their way to do something special for someone else. I also play a feel good tune to kick start the show and really research into my music each week to appeal to the wide demographic we cover. What would your 3 desert island discs be? Hmm that is a tricky one. I am someone who needs music to uplift me and make me feel motivated so I would choose: A Ministry of Sound disc, Nirvana and Sam Fender What book are you reading at the moment? I sound very uneducated and boring but I’m not reading anything currently! I don’t have the time but do love a good book on holiday by the poolside.

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What’s the best thing about BHBN? The best thing about BHBN is the difference the station can make to the listeners. A lot of the listeners are in hospitals and care homes and if we can be that station that provides a bit of distraction from whatever they are going through I think that is amazing. It’s always lovely to hear staff say their wards love listening to the show. BHBN is all about the community as well and has a great community spirit. I absolutely love being part of the team and I am very grateful for the platform they have given me to have my own show. Your best moment at BHBN? My best moment would have to be airing an interview on a lovely man called Declan who had sadly lost his baby and opened up to me on the loss of his son and the impact that it had on his mental health. This was such a rewarding interview to be able to record and so brave of Declan to speak so honestly and raw about his emotions. It was great to hear his interview had inspired other dad’s to speak up about how they were feeling. And finally, your most embarrassing moment at BHBN? My most embarrassing moment at BHBN has to be when I couldn’t pronounce an artist’s name and was playing interviews on YouTube until I could find how to say it in a very TIGHT timeframe.

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Over the past year we have funded: • The renovation of the Oncology Treatment Suite at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham • 100’s of nights of free accommodation for patients families

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ne year on: going above and beyond for our patients and staff in Birmingham & Solihull Hospitals

• The refurbishment of children’s departments across the UHB Trust • Pizza nights and games consoles for patients on our Young Person’s Cancer ward • Toys for children undergoing radiotherapy • World class research • Cutting edge equipment

University Hospital Birmingham Charity’s mission is to see an improvement in the health and wellbeing of the community through the services provided by the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and to improve the experiences of all the people who use University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust’s University Hospitals Birmingham Charity in any capacity. University Hospital Birmingham Charity exists to support medical and health research, and to encourage excellence in healthcare for patients and their carers, wholly or mainly through the services provided by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

HOW WE DO IT We do this by providing equipment, research and facilities at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital which are ‘over and above’ core NHS services. None of your donation is used to replace core NHS funding. The charity also supports the UK’s military patients who are treated at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine. We are so grateful for the amazing support that we receive from all of our donors and fundraisers and we are thankful to all of the BHBN listeners who support us.

This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our incredible community, YOU made this happen! Do you have someone in your team that’s helping make a difference to patients’ lives? If so, please contact Ella Iggulden at charities@ uhb.nhs.uk so they can get the recognition they deserve!

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PROGRAMME SCHEDULE FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE Schedule correct at time of print, visit our website or social media for up-to-date schedule details. SCAN THE QR CODE WITH YOUR MOBILE PHONE CAMERA TO TUNE IN & LISTEN TO BHBNradio ONLINE

To LISTEN LIVE: www.BHBN.net Phone for a Request: 0121 471 4774 Email requests to: requests@bhbn.net TEXT Us a Request on: 07519 694698 EVERY WEEKDAY MIDDAY The Golden Hour, hits from the 50’s through to the 80’s Caremark Solihull sponsors The Golden Hour & BHBNGold 13:00 The Light Lunch – Big Band Classic Standards, and Radio Days Music 22:00 The Soul Train – Presented by Peter Bayliss 23:00

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The Morning Show - Rich Pemberton - Sponsored by Blackhams Solicitors BHBN New Country - Kira Hughes & Dave Horton Words & Music - Ella Iggulden/ - Brian Henderson on the last Wednesday of the month

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The Morning Show - Dave Horton - Sponsored by Blackhams Solicitors Playing it Cool - Pete Bayliss Tea Time Show - Chris Friday Evening Show - Leon Lewis

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The Morning Show - Paul Stanley - Sponsored by Blackhams Solicitors BHBN Gold - Bill Waldron Thank BHBN it’s Friday - David Elliot - Sponsored by Severn Trent Trust Fund Evening Show - Andy Swaby

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Sunday Supplement - David Moore BHBN New Country Top 12 - Kira Hughes & Dave Horton Kids Time with Kira - Kira Hughes Duets & Care Home Requests - Shaz Hill Asian Selection Evening Show - Paul Stanley

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70 not out... the BHBNradio story

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This gave the then stations volunteers the opportunity to foster long-term relationships with patients. The first studio was at the rear of the New Inns Public house on the Moseley Road, providing live football commentaries of local teams to patients in Yardley Green Sanatorium, and as the service successfully expanded, it moved home quite a few times before finally settling at Warwickshire County Cricket Club, in Edgbaston, from 1966. We still serve the Heartlands Hospital to this day, as it is now part of the Heart of England Foundation NHS Trust. It was at Edgbaston that the Network really found its place within the Birmingham hospital community, and where it became a familiar sound around the wards – popular with patients, staff and relatives. The Network was first formally registered as a Charity in 1962, and was incorporated as a Limited Company in 1981 and now converted to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in 2022 with mant advantages such as, assisting an organisation with fundraising / donations and providing the public with confidence that the charity is appropriately regulated. After a long and happy period at Edgbaston, in 1988 Warwickshire County Cricket Club decided to authorise redevelopment at the County Ground. So the Network relocated once more in 1989 to studios based at the City Hospital, on Dudley Road, with an impressive studio complex. This enabled us, in another historic first, to become the first UK hospital radio station to introduce continuous 24 hours a day broadcasting in September 1994. We remain at the forefront of UK and European hospital radio with a number of awards to our credit, including the inaugural Hospital Broadcasting Association Awards National Winner in 1990. These awards are judged by a range of radio industry professionals and healthcare staff. A new chapter in the history of the Network got underway in July 2012, when the new BHBN studios opened for business. Bill Waldron became the first presenter to broadcast live from these studios on the site of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham: A state of the art, multimedia broadcasting centre at the site of Birmingham’s first new acute hospital for 70 years. After more than sixty years, the Network continues to broadcast a wide range of programmes that include interviews, local news items, sport, and – of course – the backbone to any hospital radio station’s output, patients’

musical requests. When asked to reflect on the history of the Network, Freda Cocks remarked that what pleased her most is that the enthusiasm with which the Network began has never faded.Hospital Radio’s national body, the Hospital Broadcasting Association, have openly acknowledged the quality of our work and presented us with a commemorative 60 year award in 2021 to mark this historic achievement. In September 2015 the Network was awarded The Fourteenth Patricia M. Purchase Award by the Birmingham Society, in recognition of its long standing work in the community, broadcasting to NHS hospitals across Birmingham. It was proudly presented to BHBN during the Society’s 21st Convocation at Birmingham Council House on 21st September 2015. The Network has undoubtedly gone from strength to strength and, although run entirely by volunteers, is still acknowledged as providing as professional service as any radio station in the West Midlands County.

During its long history BHBN has developed numerous media and broadcast personalities, including “Voice of the Balls” Alan Dedicoat, local radio presenters Phil Upton, Jennie Wilkes, Tom Ross, Paul Franks, Andrew Peach now a newsreader on Radio 2 and 4 and many other broadcasting professionals, including our most recent success with Miranda Burns, who now works for Capital FM. As well as our success nationally, the tireless work of our volunteers has also been recognised a little closer to home too. We won the bronze award at the Building Healthier Lives Awards, run by the UHB NHS Trust, in the Governor’s Volunteer of the Year category. In 2019 BHBN won GOLD for Hospital Radio, Station of the Year and in 2020 won joint Silver for Station of the Year at the Hospital Radio Awards, along with GOLD for Best Speech for the Baton Handover at the British Transplant Games held in Birmingham and Silver for Best Female Presenter for Philippa Clarkin. And to continue on our winning streak, we are proud to announce we have a host of nominations at the HBA National Hospital Radio Award 2022, the winners will be announced later in the year, so keep your eyes peeled on our social media and wish us luck!

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THE HEART OF HOSPITAL RADIO

By Kira Hughes the heart of Hospital Radio; what, how and who is keeping that music pumping.

Hi, i’m Kira, Catch me On-Air: Wednesday - 14:00 BHBN New Country with myself & Dave Horton Sunday - 13:00 BHBN New Country top 12 & Sunday - 14:00 a Kids Time with Kira Have you ever wondered what radio station you’re listening to whilst in hospital? Ever thought who’s sharing the music updates? and cracking those witty jokes whilst you’re listening to a mix of your favourite tunes? I’m going to spill a few behind the mic secrets. Let me tell you about

Hospital Radio is an organisation dependant on its volunteers, volunteers of whom have a passion for radio broadcasting and a knowledge of music. How does it work? Well BHBNradio receives an annual grant from the NHS, this goes towards the broadband lines and the studio equipment and resources to serve the hospitals. BHBNradio also depend on their sponsors as well as donations, and we as a team like to get involved with the community by getting involved in a variety of charity events too.

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Paul shares... “For me, I love trying to help. Playing a request that can bring happy memories and I hope to put a smile on their faces in their darkest time.” Imogen and Ella like to know that they may make a patient’s time in hospital that little bit better, Imogen also added that “we are different to other radio stations as we can each show our personality in our shows. No show is the same.” So, thinking of volunteering? Become a vessel of the heart of Hospital Radio. If you’d like more information on volunteering at BHBNradio, visit out website at www. BHBN.net/recruitment

It’s uplifting for patients and can bring loved ones together with requests and dedications. Presenters bring their own individuality to their shows, this isn’t just down to bringing their own personality to the station, no, no. Our presenters are more than just the voice you hear but in fact, they are the producers of their own shows too! A few comments from our BHBNradio Team…

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A Day on the Wards... A Day on the Wards is our new page to showcase a typical day in the life of our incredible NHS workers. We caught up with Rebecca Allen on a day shift on Ward 727 which specialises in Cardiac, Thoracic and General Surgery at QEHB

Rebecca Allen - Day shift nurse Ward 727 which specialises in Cardiac, Thoracic and General Surgery, QEHB

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10am Alarm set at 5.24am. Slowly wake up, get dressed and eat breakfast. And prepare mind Complete patient observations- checking there blood pressure, for the day to come. heart rate, temp etc. Acting on any abnormal results, as patients condition can change. Planning care for the day, and planning 7am ahead for discharges, simultaneously medical team (doctors, registrars, advanced clinical practitioners) going round seeing each Start shift, have Safety huddle, where we communicate any issues patient. And deciding on treatment plan, reviewing investigations, of Ward, updates in procedures, updates in trust. And find out bloods. Also any allied health professionals will be on the ward about patient acuity- how much nursing care is require ie time, reviewing patients for eg physiotherapist , speech and language monitoring etc. Any patients not for resuscitation,any with a therapists, dietician.... tracheostomy (a hole in windpipe with a tube to keep it open for breathing patients, and any acutely unwell patients. And planned There may be phone calls to take from relatives, and phone calls discharges. to refer patients and investigations to chase. And then completing and supporting other colleagues with tasks for eg removal of chest 7:10 approx drains, urinary catheters,epidurals, arterial lines, ECGs, wound dressings, discharges, escorting patients to theatre, supporting Get handover from night staff of allocated patients. Where we patients emotionally. discuss reason for admission ie what operation performed, past medical history and plan for the day, Inc what help they need eg Then fitting in a break. There will be a hot drinks round for hygiene, mobilising. And any concerns. patients. Then throughout the shift completing documentation of After handover, if in charge, look at admissions due to come in that care delivered and changes in patients condition. day. And planned discharges. And look at the skill mix of staff. And staffing levels. 12pm 7:30am Start medication round, which can take an hour or more. Introducing self to each patient and making an assessment of the patient at the same time, checking observations, blood results, pain score and monitoring output of drains, catheters and psychological state.

Start medication round. Then preparing and administrating intravenous medications. Lunch is served to patients. Then getting handover and receiving patients post operative, out of intensive care, or out of recovery, that need closer monitoring. Another break.

17.00 Breakfast is brought round to patients. Assisting patients to eat, call bells answered, assist patients with washing and getting out Another medication round at 17.00. of bed, beds are changed working alongside healthcare assistants. Night staff arrive at 19.00. Handover to night staff. Any other documentation. Drive home.

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Test your skills with our super sudoku puzzle! Each row and each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9, and so must each 3 box. Good Luck!

Clues Across 1. Deepest affections this stranger removed (5-7) 9. Robin’s early period of life? (9) 10. Wooden study, not court (3) 11. Meeting broke up as it was pouring (7) 12. He should have taken his orders after Russ maybe (5) 13. One getting room first in Greek department (6) 15. Twins get stone in one (6) 18. Peg will not quite succeed (5) 20. I am not left

with different night for Epiphany (7) 22. Unbeatable service (3) 23. Said to allow little Katharine, it’s enough to take one’s breath away (9) 24. Might it be used to start the relief bus? (9,3) Clues Down 2. It was clear I had been included in the race (7) 3. More than one spoke (5) 4. Marshland near Windsor? (6) 5. Shine as a result of help brought up in class (7) 6. Ted’s lost

modified sweatband to Muslim prince (5) 7. Clearly unable to take the long view? (5-7) 8. Where police in London go to new country area? (8,4) 14. Firm has no profit, I conclude, from huge statues (7) 16. Exacerbate twisted filament no end (7) 17. Employees on a Scottish island (6) 19. Wife to give aid to cub (5) 21. The Spanish work with energy to make a bolt (5)

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Supporting at times of loss, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year We have recently completed a major refurbishment of our Cotteridge Office and completed a substantial renovation and modernisation project at all of our premises. All Mortons’ staff derive great satisfaction from delivering the best possible service to bereaved clients and we have a management team which promotes leadership by example. Our success focuses on the highest ethical and moral standards in all that we buy, use and deliver to others. Since first opening our doors in 1898 we have been proud to serve our local community as Independent Funeral Directors, providing the best possible advice, guidance, choice, value and service. That’s why families return to us generation after generation.

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