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...

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    Gillian Seale with presenter Steve EvansA Wirral author is promising to help charities in Clatterbridge after starting a business to support families with cancer or other terminal illness.

    Gillian Seale set up Tailored Yarn to user her skills as a writer and illustrator to do something special for those in a very difficult situation.

  • 89 year old Sylvia, the recycled cyclist, hits the road again

    Sylvia Briercliffe and her cycling friendsRadio Clatterbridge's favourite cycling granny has returned to the station to tell listeners about being named one of the top female cyclists in the country.

    Sylvia Briercliffe, who is nearly 90, learned to ride at the age of three and returned to her passion in her ninth decade.

  • Remembering Ken Arnold

    Ken ArnoldVolunteers at Radio Clatterbridge have been saddened to hear that one of the station's biggest supporters has died after a long illness.

    Ken Arnold was first treasurer and then chairman of Clatterbridge Hospitals League of Friends from 2009 to 2018 before being made president of the charity.