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2014 Year Thirty Eight July to December

2014 Summary of Events Part 2

Radio Heatherwood 2014 Year Thirty Eight July to December, a look back at the events and deeds of 2014 on Radio Heatherwood.

July-September 2014


History Web Site Update

New video's added for 1989,1990,1991,1992. New audio now available from events of the years.

High quality versions of the video's,are also added to the radio YouTube page.

Internet Radios

A power supply for one of the internet radios,is replaced. This highlights a problem for us as the radio's are no longer made and spares are going to be an issue.

7th July Ward Report

A good couple of requests on ward 4 tonight. One lady was particularly excited that we had come to visit so that was nice. Sadly no login opportunities.


History Web Site Update

New video's added for 1993,1994,1995,1996,1997,new audio now available from events of the years. In addition new jingles added for playing from 1995,1997.

High quality versions of the video's, are also added to the radio YouTube page.

11th August Ward Report

Katie and I had a mixed bag evening last night.

We logged 1 person onto Wi-fi, gave another person Wi-fi details for when their husband brought their laptop in the next day, and we gave out 3 radios. We got a few requests from 2 patients which gave us a good selection of songs.

On the not so good side, 1 of the internet radios was turning on but then wouldn't connect to any of the pre-set radio stations. We've left this radio by the signing in book in the hope some magic can be done to fix it!.

New Base Stations

New improved n series Wi-fi base stations are installed in ward 4.

16th August Ward Report

Very busy on ward 4. There was only 1 empty bed. I helped 2 people connect and gave out 4 lots of the leaflets. A lady in the middle section complimented the Wi-fi and radio service and said that it has helped her through Her time at Heatherwood.

Two of the side wards had patients in and both using the WiFi..All in all a happy bunch today.


History Web Site Update

New video added for 1998.

High quality version of the video,are also added to the radio YouTube page.

Dave Smith Saturdays 35 Years Service.
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Dave Smith Long Service

Not celebrated at the time, Dave completed 35 years service to the radio this month.

20th September Ward Report

Ward 4 was busy, most beds taken. I gave out two sets of headphones and connected 4 patients. Most people knew about the Wi-fi. One lady had a laptop and had used the Wi-fi since Friday morning. There was a patient who had an i-Phone and a Samsung phone.

A couple of nice comments about the service and that people were very grateful.

2014 Year Thirty Eight Story Unfolds

2014 was a very busy year for the station management and as the year unfolded there was much to do and organise

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And in the end

Another year draws to a close and as the station continues to hold on, there has been some high spots during the year and our volunteers have felt encouraged as the year has progressed.

The weekly reports from the wards have helped us all to understand what's happening and the level of support which is being received from grateful staff and patients.

Ensuring the success of the service has been the work done on improving the web pages both on the internet and the rhapsody Wi-fi. In addition the visits to the ward by Mondays and Saturdays has ensured the promotion of the rhapsody Wi-fi.

In 2009 we were first told about the closure of the studio and the demise of the hospital, we are at the end of 2014 and yet we are still here and pressing onward with our future.

We still don't know how this is going to pan out, but for the meantime it's business as usual!.

Those making a difference and maintaining Radio Heatherwood are Dave Smith, PJ Davidson-Smith, Ian Butcher, Katie Ayers,Jenny Gallagher.

Our sincere thanks go out to all our volunteers and the league of friends for their continued support.

Staff Joining This Year 0 Staff Leaving 0

Current Staff 5

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Archive Gems

Just some extra's we found:-


2014 That Was The Year That Was!


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