An EGM was held on 26th June 2020 and it was agreed that all assets and funds of Hospital Radio Fox would transfer to the new UHL Hospital Radio station. It was also agreed that charity would now close.
Thank you to all the support from the volunteers, UHL staff and patients over the years. Hospital Radio will be carrying on in the same studio but with a new name and direction.
From 31st December 2019 , The studios at the Leicester Royal Infirmary which has been home to Radio Fox for the last three decades, will become the home of the new “one station” which will ultimately be covering the three hospital sites of The UHL (Leicester Royal Infirmary, Glenfield Hospital and Leicester General Hospital)
January will be a transition period With no live programmes but there will be a lot of behind the scenes activity.
Wishing you a fabulous new year
4 Nov 2019 – Did you know you can now access free Wi-Fi at any UHL hospital? This means you can enjoy listening to Radio Fox in glorious stereo for free on any smartphone, tablet or similar Wi-Fi enabled device.
Follow these simple steps to listen to Hospital Radio Fox whilst you are in hospital. Radio Fox is completely free with no advertising, it is operational 24 hours a day. Hospital Radio Fox is run totally by unpaid volunteers and is broadcast exclusively for patients. However these days friends and family can listen to Radio Fox online and even submit requests for you by using our online form on this website. Also on our website are other services such as Listen Again. This is our catch up service where you can listen again to any of your favourite shows and presenters that you may have missed, again this is a free service.
You can connect to the free UHL Wi-Fi and listen to Radio Fox by following the simple instructions below:
Step 1 – Connect to the free UHL Wi-Fi:
On your Smartphone find the Wi-Fi page by clicking on the Settings icon which should look something like this.
Go to your Wi-Fi or data page and check that the WiFi is turned on, now you should see a page that looks like the image below, remember different devices may have slightly different views:
Choose the one that says NHS Wifi, this will be the one without a small padlock to the right. Click on this, there is no need for a password. Then just click OK on the Terms & Conditions button that appears.
Step 2 – Find the Radio Fox website:
Using your device’s search engine such as Google, Chrome, or similar search for Hospital Radio Fox. When you see our website home page, as show below, click on the red Listen Live tab at the top of the page and Hey Presto you are listening to Radio Fox. You can also Listen Live by clicking here.
You can listen to Radio Fox by downloading the TuneIn app.
Go to your App Store by clicking on one of these icons:
Follow the on screen instructions to download the TuneIn app. Choose the free version of the app.
Once you have the app on your device, open it and search for Radio Fox, once you see our Foxy logo with his headphones just click the triangular Play icon.
Remember the UHL Wi-Fi and Radio Fox are totally free. What’s not to like.
5 July 2018 – On this very day 70 years ago our nations greatest institution was founded. The National Health Service is our true national treasure and we are all healthier as a nation because of it.
It was launched by Health Minister Aneurin Bevan on 5th July 1948 and it had at its heart three core principles: That it meet the needs of everyone, that it be free at the point of delivery, and that it be based on clinical need, not ability to pay.
Radio Fox is proud to serve the patients of the University Hospitals of Leicester Trust. Our patient entertainment service is also free and will continue to be so. Our volunteers donate their time, talent and expertise for free, 24 hours a day 365 days per year. We also promote other charitable institutions within the hospitals and the local area. Radio Fox has throughout it’s 30 year existence received no official funding. We exist thanks to membership subscriptions and donations from the public, local businesses and supporters.
To celebrate 70 years of the NHS the University Hospitals of Leicester Trust are holding a free party, free to everyone. Please come along to the “Big 7 Tea Party”. The party starts at 2.30pm and will run until 5.30pm.
The Venue will be: Devonshire Place, 78 London Road, Leicester LE2 0RA. Just up from the railway station. The building is air conditioned.
Wayne volunteered for a number of years at Radio Fox working on a request show and his own Classical show on Sunday.
Wayne’s daughters chosen charity for the funeral is Radio Fox which is a lovely very kind gesture.