A full patient radio service is available to in-patients at Barnet, Chase Farm and the Royal Free hospitals.
Royal Free Radio
At Chase Farm Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital the radio station is called Royal Free Radio, part of the Royal Free Charity. Royal Free Radio provide a 24/7 programme of record requests, information for patients, local and national news, interviews, quizzes and other items of interest. The service has been running at Chase Farm Hospital for nearly 50 years and was previously known as Radio Enfield. It is one of the country's longest serving hospital radio stations. It can also be heard at North Middlesex University Hospital.
Royal Free Radio is provided by volunteers and is free of charge to patients. It can be heard within the hospital on the Hospedia bedside system on channel 1 at both Chase Farm Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital.
Request programmes are broadcast Sunday to Friday evenings from 8pm to 10pm. Requests can be telephoned in free of charge by dialling *800 on the Hospedia bedside system at both hospitals, or by dialling 020 8363 6000 (normal call charges apply) or via the Royal Free Radio website, royalfreeradio.co.uk