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Members Meeting 15 April 2015

Members Meeting 15 April 2015

The next Ordinary General Meeting will be held on 15 April 2015 at the Rutland Hotel, Broomhill, Sheffield.

All current and prospective members are invited and there will be an opportunity to chat informally afterwards.

Items for including on the agenda should be sent to the Secretary Jordan Cullan before the meeting.  secretary@hbsradio.co.uk

Run a race in 2015

Run a race in 2015

Sweat for hospital radio this summer

The running season is upon us and there are lots of great opportunities to challenge yourself with a sponsored run for Sheffield Hospital Radio. If you’re running a race contact marketing@hbsradio.co.uk for a sponsorship form.

 

Studio building work update

Studio building work update

You’ll be pleased to hear that the work to install the much anticipated studio air conditioning is almost complete.

Unfortunately a number of other items have arisen that now need to be undertaken to complete the upgrade. That means that the studios will be closed to live broadcasts for a little longer.

It’s hoped that a few test shows will take place over the next week or two and if that goes well the usual live shows will go back on air.

NHS Change Day

NHS Change Day

NHS Change Day on 11 March 2015 is a single day of collective action to demonstrate how small changes can have a big impact. The aim is to bring together the individual creativity, energy and innovative thinking of thousands of NHS staff and volunteers from across clinical and non-clinical areas of work, in a single day of collective action to improve care for patients, their families and their carers.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals will be taking part in a social media event to offer the opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas. All staff and volunteers are also invited to get involved in the national twitter conversation on the 11th March using the #NHSChangeDay hash tag, and posting your thoughts to that tag. We want to hear what you are doing, what other people are doing, what’s inspiring you, what you want to change, and who you would most like to network with. You can also post your ideas to the STH Facebook page (see link below).

The idea of NHS Change Day is to create a mass movement of people working in the NHS demonstrating the difference they can make – by one simple act – and proving that large scale improvement is possible in the NHS.

 STH Twitter: https://twitter.com/sheffieldhosp

 STH Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SheffieldTeachingHospitals

 Visit NHS Change day for more information: http://changeday.nhs.uk/

Committee Meeting 26 March 2015

Committee Meeting 26 March 2015

The next Committee Meeting will be held on 26 March 2015 at the Rutland Hotel, Broomhill, Sheffield.

Items for including on the agenda should be sent to the Secretary Jordan Cullan before the meeting.  secretary@hbsradio.co.uk

Welcoming the new Committee

The Committee through to February 2016 was elected at the AGM in February 2015.

One notable change is that two Vice-Chairs were elected. This will enable the immediate past Chair to stay on the committee to ensure continuity for the new Chair. Also, the prospective future Chair takes on a second Vice-Chair role to enable training and support of a potential future Chair, who is of course subject to election by the Members as usual.

Kurt Sullivan – Chair

James McKennan – Descending Vice Chairman

Richard Oxley – Ascending Vice Chair / Treasurer

Jordan Cullen – Secretary

Paul Hibberd – Audio Librarian

Barrie Clark – Membership Co-Ordinator

Simon Temple – Station Engineer

Jonathan Price – Station Manager

Tony Carroll – Publicity and  Fundraising

Committee Meeting 25 February 2015

Committee Meeting 25 February 2015

The next Committee Meeting will be held on 25 February 2015 at the Rutland Hotel, Broomhill, Sheffield.

Items for including on the agenda should be sent to the Secretary Jordan Cullen before the meeting.  secretary@hbsradio.co.uk

Annual General Meeting 17 February 2015

Annual General Meeting 17 February 2015

The next Annual General Meeting will be held on 17 February 2015 at the Rutland Hotel, Broomhill, Sheffield.

All current and prospective members are invited and there will be an opportunity to chat informally afterwards.

The Committee will be elected during the meeting. Any nominations for Committee or items for including on the agenda should be sent to the Secretary Jordan Cullen before the meeting.  secretary@hbsradio.co.uk

Recognition for hospital radio presenters

Three of our team have received awards to recognise 15 years of volunteering.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust held a ceremony to recognise its long serving volunteers. Among the 20 or so volunteers present at the ceremony were three of HBS’s members, Steve Flowers, Simon Temple & Andrew Antcliff who all received recognition of their 15 years of volunteering for the trust from Sir Andrew Cash, the Trust’s Chief Executive.

Thanks to Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity

Thanks to Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity

A recent £1,000 donation underlines the tremendous work that goes beyond medicine at Sheffield’s  Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, one of the leading specialist cancer treatment centres in the UK.

We visit almost every patient in Weston Park Hospital, passing the time of day at a stressful time and providing entertainment and relief from the difficult treatment regimes that many people undergo during their time there.

Extraordinary General Meeting 28 January 2015

Extraordinary General Meeting 28 January 2015

Members are invited to the Rutland Hotel on Wednesday 28th January at 7:30 pm for an Extraordinary General Meeting to discuss restructuring elements of HBS, specifically relating to the committee and day to day management.

Thanks to Westfield Health

Thanks to Westfield Health

Westfield Health have once again proved their value as a long term supporter of hospital radio in Sheffield with their donation of £1,200.

Autumn edition of Shine

Autumn edition of Shine

Take a look at the latest edition of Shine, the Sheffield Hospitals Charity magazine for updates on what’s going on in other parts of our NHS Trust.

Shine Autumn 2014

Colleagues cross country in cycling challenge for cancer charity

Colleagues cross country in cycling challenge for cancer charity

A group of friends and colleagues will be cycling from coast to coast to raise money for their local cancer hospital in memory of loved ones.

Mat Frolish (35) and Carl Walshaw (36), along with twelve others, plan to pedal from Whitehaven in Cumbria on the west coast on Friday 19th September with hopes of reaching Sunderland on the east coast at in just three days.

The fundraisers, who have named their cycling challenge ‘The Big L’ in memory of Mat’s mother, Lynn, have poignant reasons for taking on the ride in support of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

Weston Park Hospital is one of only four dedicated cancer hospitals in England and provides cancer care to a population of nearly 1.8million people from all across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire.

Mat’s mother, Lynne, who owned the infamous Lynne’s Pantry in Sheffield, was treated for a brain tumour at the hospital after initially being diagnosed with skin cancer in 2010. Sadly she lost her battle in November 2012. In her memory, Mat is keen to complete the challenge and support the Cancer Charity.

He said: “My mum was treated with the utmost care and attention during her time at Weston Park Hospital and although she passed away two years ago, I am eager to help make positive changes for cancer patients in the future.

“We want to highlight the important role the charity plays in funding crucial projects in the hospital for the benefit of thousands of patients across the region.”

The intended route of the ride will take the bikers through some of the most scenic areas of the country, from Whitehaven with its rich history and Georgian architecture, out into the picturesque countryside, up over the Pennines and down into Sunderland, with its mixture of heritage and modern design.

Travelling approximately 45 miles per day, the cyclists aim to arrive victoriously at their final destination on Sunday 21st September.

Fellow cyclist and father-of-two, Carl Walshaw, who works as a Production Manager at TGW Global, also wants to raise as much money as possible for the hospital where his brother Mark was treated. Sadly, Mark passed away at the age of 28 from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2003.

Carl said: “The ride will be a chance for me to raise money in memory of my brother and help raise as much money as possible so that cancer patients can continue to benefit from first-class treatment facilities.

“Unfortunately, Mark lost his battle with cancer, but hopefully by completing the ride in support of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, we will help other cancer sufferers to have a greater chance of survival, both now and in the future.”

Deputy Charity Director, Catherine Rhone, said: “The Big L riders are undertaking such a fantastic and testing challenge for us and we really appreciate their support.

“The money raised will make a big difference to the facilities available for the hospital’s patients and ultimately help to shape the future of cancer research and treatment at Weston Park Hospital.”

Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity is the only dedicated charity for the hospital and exists to support world-class cancer research and to improve the treatment and care for people living with cancer.

Throughout 2014, the charity is marking its 20th anniversary by funding a wide variety of projects for the hospital, including the completion of the new Clinical Research Unit and the Day Case refurbishment.

‘The Big L’ participants are Carl Walshaw, Mat Frolish, Richard Wolstenholme, Jerry Milner, Martin Weatherall, Mark James, James Bruce, Andrew Whitworth, Steve Corbett, Simon Priestnall, Guido Pastorelli John Cadman and Chris Beardshaw.

If you have been inspired by the challenge and would like to support the group’s fundraising efforts please visit their website at http://biglfundraising.com.s173325.gridserver.com/events/day-case-chemotherapy-unit

To join the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity’s ‘Ride & Raise’ team and take on your own cycling challenge, visit www.rideandraise.org.uk.

For more information on Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity or to get involved, visit www.wphcancercharity.org.uk or call the charity office on 0114 226 5370.