Entertainment at Southampton General Hospital

Most wards are equipped with a bedside entertainment system which gives access to telephone, internet, television and radio services including Sky TV channels and games.

You can listen to the hospital radio for free. To access the other services you can buy a card from one of the machines around the hospital or pay via a credit card direct from the bedside system. Charges for this service are set by the provider of the service and not by the Trust.

Hospital radio

Volunteers run hospital radio which is on air 24 hours, 7 days a week to Southampton General, Royal South Hants and Princess Anne hospitals. Operating from the top floor of Normand House along Tremona Road, the station also has request programmes from 8.30 to 9.30pm every evening. These can be heard free on Channel 1 on the Hospedia TV and telephone/radio units at patient's bedsides.

Patients and their family and friends are invited to make radio requests by either phoning the station number below or giving a request to volunteers who visit the wards. If you are interested in helping with the station, or wish to make a request please telephone: (023) 8078 5151, email us on hba@sohba.org or visit the Southampton Hospital Radio website.

Radio Lollipop

There is also a children's radio station run by volunteers, Radio Lollipop. Operating out of a studio on B level in Southampton General Hospital, Radio Lollipop broadcasts Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8pm.

Children can visit the studio where they can help with broadcasts, or play with toys and computers. Programmes are broadcast to all the children's wards and requests can be made to the station by children from within the hospital by telephoning extension 4677.