Welcome to Hospital Radio Ipswich

The flag celebrating 50 years of Hospital Radio Ipswich at the main entrance of the Ipswich Hospital.

While the visiting restrictions are in place for visitors you may like to use Hospital Radio Ipswich to send a dedication to someone currently in hospital. You can do this by ringing us on 01473 704666 and leaving details on our answer phone if no one is able to pick up. Or you can use the Make a Request facility which will send your request to the show you chose.

50 4 50 Our 50th Birthday

Patrick Eade and Mick Mills

Stephen Foster (Foz), John Alborough, Peter Robinson, Bernie Ulph, Jonathan Murphy and Paul Brown

We recently did 50 hours of live broadcasts to celebrate 50 years of broadcasting to Ipswich Hospitals. You can read more about it here and see pictures of the occasion. read more

Letters to Loved Ones

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) is supporting the project “Letters To Loved Ones” at Ipswich Hospital. read more



We provide a radio service to The Ipswich Hospital, via the Hospedia System (Channel 1). It’s absolutely free to listen to us, all you need to do is register your details with Hospedia by lifting the handset and pressing the green operator key.

We have been providing this service for over 50 years. We are run entirely by volunteers and rely on donations and fund raising to provide the money we need to keep going. If you are interested in joining us we are always looking for people who are willing to join us. Please contact us if you are interested.

Please feel free to browse through our site to find out more about the service we provide, to make a request for someone staying in the hospital or to find out about joining us.


• From your bedside via the Hospedia unit, you will find us on Channel 1

• From anywhere on a PC, even away from hospital you can continue to enjoy our programmes by listening via our website, by pressing the LISTEN LIVE button at the top of this page or via the  Tunein Radio website.

Both services are free to use but may require pre-registration. The quality of the streaming audio may vary depending on your Internet connection and whether you have an up to date browser.

If you’re a smartphone owner you can listen to HRI anywhere by downloading the Tunein Radio App for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows handsets.


Please note that you may incur data charges when streaming audio via your smartphone depending on your location and network provider.

Happy Listening!


  • ITFC Match Commentary

    ITFC Match Commentary

    If you're in hospital you can get full match commentary on the Town Home Matches via Channel 1 on your Hospedia bedside system. As for our online listeners due to contract reasons our non football schedule will be broadcasted to you instead.  
  • Joining Hospital Radio Ipswich

    Joining Hospital Radio Ipswich

    We look forward to hearing from you. (Please note we cannot take work experience students or anyone under 16!)