Hospital Radio for the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust
Radio Stitch, established in February 1976, is a self-funding hospital radio station that broadcasts to both the University Hospital of North Tees and the University Hospital of Hartlepool.
Their aim is to improve the wellbeing of the sick, infirm and aged by providing a broadcasting service that is entertaining, informative and easily accessible at no cost to the listener on a 24 hours per day basis.
They have an open door policy, endeavouring to tackle social isolation of individuals, particularly those with special and complex needs, by giving them the opportunity to work in a user friendly environment with skilled, caring and compassionate leaders.
The regular creation and presentation of a radio programme, provides an ideal platform for those people living with disabilities and/or learning difficulties to overcome their struggle to find a voice in the local community. They have helped individuals to develop their skill sets, improving their confidence and ability to communicate and increasing their self-worth by enabling them to work independently. They have been able to build their confidence during their time spent with us.
The station is open to visits from community groups and uniformed organizations to come along and see how we produce our programmes. We also offer the opportunity for schools colleges and other similar organisations to gain work experience in our studios.
The Radio Station is constantly looking for new volunteers to participate in radio presentation and currently require administration personnel, people with a general knowledge of programing, audio editing software and management team members to replace impending retirements.
If you are interested in getting involved please call 01642 624337