Welcome to Northern Air Hospital Radio
We are one of the most advanced hospital radio stations in the United Kingdom. We are a registered charity run by volunteers to provide a broadcast entertainment and patient visiting service to both North Manchester General Hospital and Salford Royal (Hope) Hospital. Northern Air Hospital Radio is a member of the Hospital Broadcasting Association (HBA).
Northern Air Hospital Radio started broadcasting in 1960. We have grown in strength and numbers since our opening and we became one of the first hospital radio stations in the country to broadcast 24 hours a day. Northern Air has certainly become a friend at the bedside to millions of patients since it first started.
Request shows are on every evening. A team of our volunteers go around the wards, talking to patients and collecting requests. To make a request or to talk to us on air, call us free on your Hospedia Patientine bedside unit by dialling *800. You can also telephone Northern Air Hospital Radio on our 24 hour request line on 0161 740 7474, or fax your request to us on 0161 740 0481.
The many cards and letters of appreciation and thanks we have received in the studio act as a testimony to the work of the service.