We also broadcast to listeners on Clatterbridge Health Park on the radio.
Patients, visitors, residents and staff can tune to 1386 on the AM or MW band.
Patients are loaned special radios for the duration of their stay which are automatically tuned to Radio Clatterbridge. They are then deep-cleaned and used again.
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”.
Clatterbridge Health Park is 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.