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New Radio for Hospital Lounge & Unit

A new DAB radio has been purchased for the Discharge Lounge and Diagnostic Investigation unit at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital. The radio will be used in the Discharge Lounge and Diagnostic Investigation unit, giving patients music to listen to whilst they have their treatment. It also doubles up as a CD player.

It was purchased via charitable funds from The Health Tree Foundation (HTF), the official charity for Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust. A wish was made to HTF’s Circle of Wishes by diagnostic and investigations unit manager Helen Moody, requesting for the radio.

The Circle of Wishes is the Health Tree Foundation’s unique way of matching the charitable intent of the community with the wishes of the Trust’s patients. Wishes can be put forward by patients, visitors and staff members at the hospital. Wishes aim to go over and above, providing a better patient experience within the hospital.

Senior healthcare assistant Heather Smith said, “The new radio is a real boost to the atmosphere in the room, making it a really lovely and relaxing environment.”

Helen Moody added, “It’s been great for both patients and staff, they’ve been humming and dancing along since it arrived.”

Some patients have been bringing in their CDs, and donating them to the Discharge Lounge and Diagnostic Investigation Unit, so they can be played.

John Brown, a patient on the Discharge Lounge said, “The new radio is brilliant, it’s been very relaxing to listen to during the long days.”

Community champion for HTF, Lauren Alexander said, “DAB Radios are a very popular wish within the hospital, music is great for providing a relaxing environment for patients who are visiting.”

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