LISTEN TO HBS
On this page you can find ways of listening to the Hospital Broadcasting Service (HBS) live; but you can now also listen to shows that have already been broadcast on our Listen Again page, click here to find out more.
The Hospital Broadcasting Service primarily serves four hospitals in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH), Gartnavel General Hospital, Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre. HBS had broadcast directly to bedside entertainment systems in these sites for many years however the NHS has moved away from using these systems (excluding those in the QEUH, see below), instead allowing patients to access entertainment through their own devices using hospital Wi-Fi.
You don't need to be in one of those sites to enjoy HBS, including making requests, we'd love to hear from you. Since we broadcast over the internet you can get HBS anywhere you can get an internet connection, read on to find out how.
Since you're on the website already, click on the play button ▶ on the player at the top of the page.
You can also listen through the TuneIn website or app; the app is great for listening on the go, just be wary of using your mobile data if you're not connected to a network. You can also listen online on Radio Garden.
As mentioned already, most hospitals operated by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have free patient Wi-Fi available for patients and visitors to use. Once connected to the Wi-Fi you can listen to HBS using any of the means described above.
LISTEN IN QEUH
If you are an inpatient at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, you can use the Lincor bedside system to enjoy HBS.
1. Power on the system, or select the Home icon if it's on already;
2. From the main menu, select the Entertainment option;
3. In the Entertainment menu, select the Listen to Radio option;
4. Select the Channel List icon near the bottom-left of the screen;
5. Select the HBS logo.
Like most hospitals operated by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, QEUH has free Wi-Fi available for patients to use. You can listen to HBS using a computer, tablet or smartphone using the player at the top of the page or the links above.
Remember that if your device is using a mobile data network then charges may apply.