A Radio Clatterbridge listener

Radio Clatterbridge broadcasts to listeners on Clatterbridge Health Park in a variety of ways.

Patients, visitors, residents and staff with smart phones can listen live online via this website or the TuneIn app. They can also tune their radios to 1386 on the AM or MW band.

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Or you can listen to us using the TuneIn app.

*You may need to tell your phone to trust apps from Ons Interactive.

Patients are also loaned special radios for the duration of their stay which are automatically tuned to Radio Clatterbridge. They are then deep-cleaned and used again.

A touch-screen terminal in Sulby Ward

Patients at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre can also receive our programmes through their bedside televisions. You will find us under “Radio” on the home screen. Just click on our logo to listen. Alternatively, just press button number 1 to switch between TV and radio.

In the Teenage and Young Adult Unit, Radio Clatterbridge programmes are available through the flatscreen televisions in each room. Use the remote control to scroll down to the audio channels and select channel 1 "Rad C".

A television in the Teenage and Young Adult Unit

Clatterbridge Health Park is now home to a variety of health trusts and charities, all providing services for very different people with very different needs. So at Radio Clatterbridge, we have an extremely diverse audience. The average listener is generally middle-aged or older, although significant numbers of younger people also stay here.

The average stay for a patient at Clatterbridge Hospital is about eight days, highlighting the need for our service to lighten the boredom. It’s difficult to tell exactly how many people listen to us at any one time but we have about 10,000 potential listeners each year. If the number of requests we collect is anything to go by, our presenters certainly don't epitomise the hospital radio stereotype of broadcasting to themselves.

A listener tunes in

We are extremely proud of our dedicated team of volunteers. They give up their time to visit patient. Sometimes the opportunity to chat to a new face can make all the difference to someone stuck in bed. We make sure our request collectors don't just rush around the wards, but actually spend time talking to patients. They try to cover all areas of the site. So popular is the service that the ward visitors often come away with a backlog of requests! Please get in touch if you would like to join the team.

Radio Clatterbridge is number one with workers at Clatterbridge Health Park too. Find out more about the daily features for staff.

Our latest news...

  • Live programmes resume

    The studio is ready after its deep cleanLive broadcasts have resumed at Radio Clatterbridge as listeners get used to living with the "new normal". The charity has remained on air during the coronavirus pandemic to include vital information for staff, patients and visitors at Clatterbridge Health Park in addition to its usual mix of entertainment and news.
  • Clatterbridge expands into Liverpool

    The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre logo on the roof of its new Liverpool hospitalListeners have heard how cancer services will continue at Clatterbridge Health Park despite a new specialist hospital opening in Liverpool. The 11-storey Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in the city centre will deliver highly-specialist care including pioneering immunotherapy and the most advanced forms of radiotherapy to 2.4 million people.
  • Clatterbridge's health workers praised in Royle message

    Ricky Tomlinson as Jim RoyleSome of our most well-known supporters have lent their voices to back NHS staff working in Clatterbridge Health Park during the coronavirus pandemic. Amongst them is the Merseyside actor Ricky Tomlinson who has dusted off his character Jim Royle to record a special message to be broadcast on Radio Clatterbridge.