Children in Hospital
Ted’s Team and Radio Freeway, Morriston Hospital Radio Service
Around 1999, Martin Thompson started regular visits to the Children’s Ward at Morriston Hospital. This developed further with the creation of ‘Dr Ted’. With the support and help from Radio Freeway, this has become one of the most popular high profile projects.
This has now evolved into ‘Ted’s Team’ – the aim of the project is to provide entertainment and support for children and young people at Morriston Hospital, i.e. Oakwood Ward (children’s unit) and Dyfed ward (children’s burns unit). Radio Freeway goes to great lengths to make sure that the children’s wards are always entertained!
A child’s stay in hospital should always enjoyable and positive and Radio Freeway does its utmost to ensure this. The amazing talents of the Monday crew are heard across the hospital. The children and young people are asked for any requests they want, and sometimes, if possible and if willing, they go on air and request their favourite songs. If not, we can have a friends, relative or carer to telephone the studio for them!
Top children’s entertainer, Martin Thompson; ably assisted by fellow Freeway members, visit the wards as often as they can. With the wild and wacky balloon model making and the outrageous hats, the youngsters have no choice but to smile!
During a year of study at Oakwood, Martin was able to develop techniques in distraction therapy using a variety of magic props, games and a mixture of toys, music and fun activities.
The Radio Freeway crew have the satisfaction of knowing that they have cheered up the children and young people. The gang is still open to any suggestions as to what the children and young people would like include in the broadcast.
You can find out more about children’s programming and more about Ted’s Team at Radio Freeway on Monday evenings.
Listen to Radio Freeway on Channels 3, 4 & 14 on the hospital radio system.
Please click below for more information:
Radio Freeway – Broadcasting to Morriston Hospital
Classic tracks, today’s best music
Helping you on the road to recovery
Request Line: 07779 162 700
Alternatively call: 07831 245 011, and ask for Martin or Paul with reference to “Radio Freeway“
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