Girl guides take to the airwaves at Epsom Hospital
Girl guides took to the airwaves after visiting patients at one of Europe’s largest hip and knee replacement centres which is based at the threatened Epsom Hospital.
Members of the 1st Tattenhams Guides, and two of their leaders, visited patients in the wards of the hospital's Elective Orthopaedic Centre (EOC) and then took to the radio studio where they played patients’ requests, recorded jingles and took part in an on-air quiz, as part of their communication badge work.
Epsom Hospital Radio was founded in 1978 by two local DJs who met while being treated in the same ward. It broadcasts 24 hours a day and is run entirely by volunteers.
Guide leader Helen Pierce said: "The girls really enjoyed their visit to the radio station and to the EOC wards as well.
"The visit to the wards was a really useful insight for the girls, most of who have never been a hospital patient, and gave them a better understanding of how hospital radio can help a patient to stay positive during a hospital stay."