Radio Brockley has won some awards from the Hospital Broadcasting Association, and been finalists too.

 

2017 Station Of The Year - Silver Award

2017 Best Specialist Music Programme (Music Travels with Daniel Edward) - Bronze Award

2017 Best Speech Package (The Story of Radio Brockley) - Gold Award

2017 Best Female Presenter (Judy De Hellner) - Commended

 

2016 Station Of The Year - Gold Award Listen to the winning entry

"One judge said there are more voice on this entry than others I’ve heard, which is lovely. The audio of Emily and her brain tumour story brought a tear to one judges eye and was well handled by the presenter. Another judge said it’s clear Radio Brockley is an integral part of their hospital – not just broadcasting for the patients but also covering various staff events too.
A great listen and a deserved winner…"

2016 John Whitney Award for Outstanding Contribution to Hospital Radio - Keith Reeve

"Keith is someone who has served at their station for nearly 40 years. They’ve clearly safeguarded its existence through the many ups and down of hospital radio life.
They’ve shown to have a good relationship with hospital management, have led various upgrades at their station…being among the first to use the Wi-Fi Spark Service and has supported other stations too.
They’re a previous Gold Award Winner here at the Awards and as a presenter has led the station’s longest-running weekday shows in its history.
They’ve trained new presenters, supported other members, have demonstrated the key value of patient involvement and are – themselves – more involved than ever."

2016 Best Speech Package (RNOH Clinical Trials Day) - Silver Award Listen to the winning entry

"The judges enjoyed this entry, loving the variety and the ambition that went in to preparing this piece. The descriptions were ideal, bringing the event to life."

2016 Station Promotion (The Thursday Experience) - Bronze Award Listen to the winning entry

"The judges said this promo sounded very much on target and what a Hospital Radio Station should be doing. A great use of different patient voices, showing variety and a real understanding of what Thursday Live is all about."

2016 Best Music Programme (Country Music with Ron Laver) - Finalist

 

2015 Station Of The Year - Silver Award.

2015 Station Promotion (The Thursday Experience) - Bronze Award

2015 Special Event (Charity Bike Ride) - Bronze Award

2015 Best Female Presenter (Marge Walker) - Bronze Award

 

2014 Station Of The Year - Bronze Award. 

2014 Best Speech Package - Gold Award. 

2014 Best Newcomer (Molly Townson) - Silver Award.

2014 Best Female Presenter (Molly Townson) - Finalist

 

2013 Station Of The Year - Finalist

2013 Best Speech Package - Finalist

2013 Special Event - Finalist

 

2011 Special Event - Gold Award

2011 Station Of The Year - Finalist

 

2004 Speech Package Production - Gold Award

 


 

From time to time, people say nice things about us. We really appreciate them, and we'd like to share them with you.

 

Email from Pam, a patient in Margaret Harte Ward, March 2017

 Just a quick message to say thanks for the mention and, of course, for the bingo - made me smile.

Message from Jean, a patient in Margaret Harte Ward, March 2016

 Thank you to Radio Brockley. You do a wonderful job.

Email from Diana, a patient's mother, December 2015

 Thank you Jack and Lisa for making Lily's night amazing by playing her selection of Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Ellie Goulding and One Direction! She's had a major op and has had a couple of really tough days but with your mention of her and played some songs you made all that go away and a very happy girl! Thank you!!

Message from Rachel, a former patient, November 2015

 I was a patient for over a month, and it was only Radio Brockley that kept me going. Thanks, everyone, for doing such a good job.

Feedback from Wendy, a patient in Margaret Harte Ward, August 2015

 Sunday's Request Show was the best show that I have listened to since I arrived. The music was great, and the show flowed beautifully.

Card from Sue, a patient in Duke of Gloucester Ward, August 2015

Thank you for everything that you do - we are grateful, you cheer us up.

Email from Suzanne, a patient, June 2015

 

Thank you so much.

I've never had a request played before. I was feeling a little low, but after hearing my song, I feel so much better.

Keep up the good work.

I will be listening all night.

Good night and thank you once again. x

Email from a patient's relative, November 2014

Thank you to Margaret and Les for visiting Jane in Duke of Gloucester Ward - they made her feel better than morphine does!

Card from Rosemary, a patient in Jackson Burrows Ward, 21 July 2014

Just wanted to say a big thank you to you for brightening the night when you played requests for all the patients on Jackson Burrows Ward.

We appreciated it, and now that I'm home, I'm still smiling about the sing-along we had.

Bless you all and many thanks.

Email from Sarah, 18, a patient in Ward 4, 22 June 2014

Thank you for playing my two requests, they made my day. Also, thank you ever so much to Margaret for coming to play bingo with me.

Thank you again!!

Email from Joe Lemer, Early Breakfast Presenter, BBC West

As a former member (I joined in 1994) just read the brilliant news about the success Radio Brockley had at the Hospital Radio Awards 2014!
Well done to all involved for what clearly was outstanding programming for you to be recognised in this way.

I've never forgotten the experience and training the station gave me and I wouldn't be where I am today without Radio Brockley. It's where it all began!

I hope to come back and pay a visit soon.

 

Request from Katie, a patient in the Rehab Unit, 27 February 2014:

Thank you to everyone who supported my through this. I'll miss you all.

Text from a patient in the Coleman Unit, 22 February 2014:

Loving your show. Had a go at singing along to all the tunes, even though I don't know most of the words.

Thanks. Really enjoyed the Bob Marley.

Freda, former patient in Margaret Harte Ward:

Just a quick line to say thanks and goodbye.  You have helped the year pass quickly.  I am moving to rehab in Hertfordshire. 

Sorry I never got round to visiting your studio – good luck!

 

Mike Solomons (Founder Member) on the occasion of our 45th birthday:

I think you should all know I'm intensely proud of Radio Brockley and its achievements, and especially at the way it seems still to value hard work by skilled volunteers so highly.  As I have said in the past - well done!

 

Barry Cobden (Founder Member) on the occasion of our 45th birthday:

Have listened to the online recording and it brought back some memories.

Congratulations and best wishes for all you’ve done.
 
 

Ian Downs (Founder Member) on the occasion of our 45th birthday:

Many thanks for the opportunity to be involved in the 45th anniversary of the station. I feel extremely honoured. Little did we know all those years ago that RB would still be running.
 
A big happy birthday to Radio Brockley, you have reached middle age!
 

Husain Akhtar (Local Councillor, Canons Ward):

As a local councillor I have come across many residents who highly praise the Radio Brockley for its excellent service to the users of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore.

It is wonderful that the station, visited by celebrities like Sir Cliff Richard, is run entirely by unpaid volunteers who have been providing a superb radio service to patients at the RNOH.

Not only this but the volunteers have helpfully raised very useful funds through activities such as raffles at the festive times. Very well done Radio Brockley!

 

Nick from Shoreham-by-Sea (ex patient):

Thank you very much for having me!  Thanks to everyone. Best wishes.

 

Sue Walker (ex patient):

My name is Sue Walker. I just wanted to send and congratulate you on your HBA gold award for your 2011 special event. I have just been listening to the recording which is brilliant.

In 1974, I spent eight and a half weeks in RNOH at Stanmore where I had a chiari operation (the pelvis was cut to make the socket deeper as a result of dislocated hips). My surgeon was Mr. Catterall. I am e-mailing you as it was the hospital radio which kept me going during that long time in hospital. I used to love the Sunday Bingo sessions and when I came out of plaster after six weeks and started to learn to walk again the rest of the ward had 'These boots are made for walkin' by Nancy Sinatra played for me. My name then was Susan Blake and I was 22.

I now live in Weston-super-Mare. As a result of my experience in Stanmore I have become involved with Sunshine Hospital Radio at Weston-super-Mare General Hospital. In fact, I am now in my second year as Chairman.

I just wanted to send congratulations and thanks as I don't think I would be doing this if I had not had such a positive experience of Hospital Radio.

 

Anastasia and her Mum:

Thank you so much for the beautiful songs you played for us!  What you are doing is very important for the patients.

We will never forget you and the happy hours with "Bedside Bingo".  God bless you all!!

 

Mrs T from Romford, on her "Say So" form: 

Every week they (the patient reps) come round, full of enthusiasm. They always play our requests on Thursdays, as they know a lot of patients finish their treatment on Fridays, and they really boost us. 

Keep up the fantastic work. Thank you.