The I.H.R.N wish to thank everyone who attended our networking day in the Manila Hotel Clonmel on Saturday the 15th of October 2016. Delegates from Dublin Cork Limerick and Clonmel were in attendance.
The day started with an informal meet and greet session where delegates from the various stations mingled over a cup of tea and a biscuit.
The day formally began at 11.30 with MC for the day Frank O Dwyer introducing IHRN Charperson John Savage for his address followed by The Mayor of Clonmel Andy Maloney .
Stephanie Comie of The Broadcasting Commission of Ireland gave the first workshop of the day with a talk on the difference between sponsorship and advertising.
Stephanie was followed by Marie Barrie of the HSE who a spoke about the importance of Hospital Radio to patients and staff.
University College Cork law lecturer Anthony O Dwyer was next to the podium and he delivered a very interesting talk on defamation in realtion to radio and social media. This took us to 1.15 and we broke for lunch.
After lunch Tom Noctor delivered his workshop on producing a radio show with Audacity a multitrack editor. Denis O Sullivan gave a talk on Interview techniques and was followed by RTE's Eoin Ryan who gave a very interesting talk on knowing your audience and gearing your show towards that audience.
After the Workshops IHRN Chairperson John Savage invited former founding committe member Donal Cronin to the podium and presented with with an engrave clock in appreciation of his commitemment to the network and Hospital Radio down through the years. This brought the formal events to an end .
We then presented all present with a certificate for their attendance and followed this with a fun table quiz where teams were drawn from a hat ensuring each team consisited of delegates from different stations.
John Lynch from CUH FM compiled the questions and was quiz master . The day formaly closed at 5.15 and delegates made their way home.
Ken Hughes from St. Ita's was official photographer for the day . Experience Production recorded procedings on video and videos of all the talks are now published under the Training Videos tab on the site menu at the top of this page..
Marie Barrie HSE Manager South Tipperary Hospital
(Introduction By Frank Dwyer IHRN Vice Chairperson)
|Andy Maloney Mayor Of Clonmel|
A Governance Handbook for Industry Networks: Guide for the Effective Operation of Management Committees and Boards of Directors”, while not a definitive guide, provides a good introduction to the effective operation of Board and Management Committees. The Handbook provides guidance on a range of topics such as governance, financial responsibilities, and running effective board meetings. The Handbook also contains a range of website links, contact details and recommended texts to assist users. The contents of this publication are based on an earlier handbook produced by the BAI’s predecessor, the BCI, as part of the Network Development Project in 2007.
South Tipperary General Hospital Radio hosted the I.H.R.N. Training workshop on Saturday the 14th of April 2012.
The subject for the workshop was media law and the instructor was Andrea Martin Solicitor specialising in media law and author of the book Media law in ireland.
HUNDREDS of sick and vulnerable Cork kids got to visit Santa Claus in style in a series of trips organised by the Cork City Hospitals Children’s Club.
|CUH FM joined the convoy with presenters Noel Welch and Jim Jamel chatting with the kids and their families on what was a very enjoyable day for all concerned. The special programme was broadcast on Christmas Eve. |
A total of 240 children made the trip in four sessions from Cork University Hospital, the South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital, Mercy University Hospital, Cork Deaf Association and Edel House.
Patients in Clonmel hospital have a smile on their faces those days, as they tune into their very own radio station. Staff and patients turn the dial to 93.7FM - South Tipperary General Hospital Radio, from 3pm to 11pm on weekdays and 10am to 6pm Saturdays and Sundays, to hear requests and dedications, as well as hospital information.
South Tipperary General Hospital Radio is the brainchild of the Friends of South Tipperary General Hospital Group who have been in existence over the years, helping out with and raising money for various projects in and out of the hospital.
The group members are putting on their headphones and spinning the discs at the station, as are several of hospital staff, and members of the public who want to help out or have an interest in radio and music.
The signal is beamed out from two equipped rooms at the hospital, which up to eleven years ago were part of the laundry facilities.
RTE producer Eoin Ryan, who started his career at Tipp FM, launched the station on May 18, 2000, and it has gone from strength-to-strength since then
One indication of its popularity is number of requests received. In one month alone, 547 were logged, which works out at more than 18 per day. The programmes are aimed at the hospital community.
The station is run by a team of volunteers who include presents and technicians. Some of these are new to broadcasting, but some have been involved since the early days of local hospital radio, with the past 12 years
A word from our Station Manager:
It was about 12 years ago that I first had the idea of a radio
communication system in the hospital. I always felt that the time
could be very long, lying in bed all day, maybe music, chat and religious
programmes would help to make a hospital stay easier.
It’s my privilege to be manager of our wonderful South Tipperary General Hospital Radio 93.7FM - our much praised
radio broadcasting station in South Tipperary General Hospital
which is on the air eight hours each day.
I would like to thank the many wonderful people for their time and effort in getting our station under way.
From the feedback from patients and staff, all seem to enjoy the
brightness it has brought into hospital life.
CORK University Hospital Radio (102FM) conducted its first ‘live broadcast’ on January 29th, 1989 to the patients, staff, visitors and other healthcare service users at what was then the Cork Regional Hospital. This was a milestone event in the history of the hospital complex and was the end result of a mammoth seven year effort which began in 1982 by a number of individuals, including the present chairman of the Irish Hospital Radio Network, Noel Welch to introduce hospital radio to that location.
The intervening years has seen great success being enjoyed by CUH FM and this is credited to all of the volunteers who have given and continue to give their time, knowledge, skill, and dedication for the benefit of others in the form of an incomparable hospital entertainment and information service to a daily audience of almost 850 patients, 3,800 staff and approximately 3,000 other hospital users.
Presently there are 40 volunteers in the form of broadcasters, broadcasters assistants, technical direction and support personnel providing the service.
The station broadcasts under a renewable five year licence contract granted by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and provides a 24-hour/seven day service with approximately 12 hours of live programming and 12 hours of pre-recorded programming on offer daily. Also included are religious ceremonies, health promotion advertisements, news, and community notices or events and many requests, dedications and goodwill messages.
It is also included in the Major Accident Plan for the greater Cork Area and for the National Emergency Plan for its ability to communicate with the public. The station is located in its own purposely-designed and fitted studio in the main concourse of what is now the Cork University Hospital and has recently extended its broadcasting services to the newer on-site Cork University Maternity Hospital and the even newer Cardiac-Renal Centre. This central location allows easy access to listeners wishing to call to the studio personally to make a request or dedication.
In 2010 CUH FM celebrated its 21st year of broadcasting and were awarded the Executive Management Board’s Achievement Award for its services. They also received a visit from TV3 which was featured on the 5.30pm evening news.
On an annual basis, CUH FM are involved in the Cork Lord Mayor’s Awards, Lord Mayor’s Volunteer Fair, Christmas events at Cork University Hospital, on-going promotions of its services, and the recognition of its long-service broadcasters by presenting them with 10 year service awards at its Annual General Meetings.
The organisational structure consists of a Health Service Executive Designated Officer to oversee all activities at the station, a Management Committee (four members) to manage on a continuous basis and a Programme Committee whose role includes the supervision and monitoring of daily programming.
CUH FM hospital radio looks forward to continuing to provide a first class service to its target audience and to its future associations with the Irish Hospital Radio Network, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, HSE, Cork City Council, and all of its loyal listeners and supporters.