Bedrock GOLD

A Ward Radio

Make a donation to
Sponsor A Radio

Your Name / Company is added to the sticker wrap of the radio.

We distribute to the wards
for patients to listen.

Project Background.

We have developed a solution to restore patient entertainment to the wards of Queen’s Hospital, Romford since 2019. Re-utilising the dormant network cabling from the defunct pre-pay TV system. 

Working with local companies EduNet, GSS and BHR Hospitals, we have created the ‘Hospital Radio Network‘ by installing our own IT infstrucutre reusing the former TV system cabling. Starting with a live test at Queen’s Hospital in June 2022 coinciding with the HM The Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations & Bedrock Radio’s 20th Birthday.

Our Ward Radios are free to use, allowing patients to receive free entertainment, distracting them from their stay in hospital through our range of hospital radio stations offered.  

While the hospital has free public WiFi, (Of which Bedrock Radio is available on) This is limited to patients who have their own smartphones or tablets with them during their stay.
The Bedrock Radio system provides radios (sponsored by you) free to the wards, for all patients to enjoy. 

Our system goes further than old TV network, extending into wards that have never received patient entertainment before, helping relieve boredom and helping more patients relax. 

The trial has been very successful; We need your help to fund more radio’s as the wards are demanding more! 

To Celebrate Bedrock Radio's 20th Birthday
The first 20 Ward Radio Units receive

Lifetime Sponsorship

How The Sponsorship Works.

Step 1: 

Choose how many Ward Radio Units you want to sponsor, complete the donation & Bedrock Radio will order the units. 

Step 2: 

We’ll work with you to confirm artwork that get’s added to the radio – For a period of 3 years! 

When we take delivery, we have to set up the radio, where we add our instructions and branding – This is where your sponsor is added. 

Step 3: 

Bedrock Radio distribute your newly sponsored Ward Radio Units onto the various wards of Queen’s Hospital.  

We’ll set them up and get patients, staff and guests listening straight away! 

Then check the Bedrock Radio website, our contributors will be listed online, along with what radio numbers where sponsored! 

Our Ward Radio Units tune into all Hospital Radio services from Bedrock Radio:

The Project In Numbers.

The Ward Radio Units will be available across 24 wards, the average ward services 30 patients, across 12 rooms, six of these rooms are shared occupancy of 4 patients per room, with the remaining being single occupancy side rooms. 

Maximum coverage would require 12 units  that’s a staggering 288 units. 

Bedrock Radio have an initial a target to provide at least six ward radio units per ward (50%). 
That requires 144 units, shared across the entire hospital. 

Average cost per unit
£ 0

Total Costs:

Bedrock Radio’s Target Coverage: 

  • £450-  For 6 Ward Radio Units. (Per Ward)
  • £10,800 –  For 144 Ward Radio Units shared across 24 wards

Bedrock Radio’s Maximum Coverage: 

  • £900 –  For 12 Ward Radio Units. (Per ward)
  • £21,600  For 288 Ward Radio Units (1 per room) across 24 wars.

Payment Processing is through Bedrock Radio’s Sum Up Store. 

We’re a small independent charity. Registered with the Charity Commission No: 1180476. 

Bedrock provides hospital radio services to BHRUT & NELFT NHS Trusts, which covers Queen’s, King Georges, Goodmayes & Clinics / units across East London. 

Bedrock Celebrated it’s 20th Birthday in June 2022, with a heritage of hospital broadcasting spanning 58 years. 

We provide two core radio services: 
Bedrock Radio – Pop music from 80s to Today.
Bedrock Gold – Classic Hits from 50s to 80s 

Sadly not.

Our Hospital radio system computerised and the network requires devices that have WiFi capability. 

Bedrock doesn’t broadcast on traditional FM / AM / DAB,
We’re a streaming (online) service, these radios are programmed to join our network & we pre-set them with Hospital Radio services. 

We know there are units with DAB, FM & WiFi, but ours’s are WiFi Only. 

The minimum term is Three Years.
From the date the radio is deployed onto the wards.
£75over 3 years works out to £25 a year, per radio!
(That’s £2.08 a month, cheaper than a coffee)

Once the three year period is up, Bedrock Radio are able to re-sponsor the radio, which helps fundraise for our charity & maintain the radio system.

We’re open to discussions for  large sponsorship that covers multiple ward radio units,
you could even get an additional 1 year on-air sponsorship for helping fund a ward!

For the LIFETIME of the individual radio unit.

Providing the radio is looked after up on the wards, they will keep working for many years (10+ years easily)

Lifetime – we mean until the radio needs replacing; This could be from theft from the hospital, being damaged or total loss of power (beyond repair). 

However, if the unit breaks within the three years of deployment we’ll transfer your sponsorship to a new radio.