Anyone who has had an MRi scan will know that they are a very noisy affair, to say the least. And sometimes patients can find the sound of the scanner quite disconcerting and upsetting.
In a campaign organised by long-standing member, Barry Tappenden, members of Hospital Radio Bedford (HRB) have put together a series of half-hour music ‘shows’ that can be offered as a welcome distraction to patients undergoing an MRi scan at Bedford hospital.
With over forty ‘shows’ recorded, covering a wide range of genres – anything from Brass Band music to football anthems - and with the occasional HRB jingle thrown in for good measure, patients can now ask the hospital staff for a selection of their favourite music to listen to whilst having their scan.
‘Having had an MRi scan myself,’ Barry commented. ‘I know what a racket they make. And with all the recording capabilities at HRB member’s fingertips it seemed only right that we provide the MRi Suite with an entertaining alternative to the noise of the scanner.’
He also praised the efforts of all the members of HRB for their prompt response given that all the recordings were made at home as the station’s hospital-based studios are still in shutdown due to the Covid-19 restrictions.
And not one to rest on his laurels, Barry is already pressing HRB members for a whole new batch of half-hour ‘shows’ to add to the existing database.
‘We’d like to keep the database fresh…and it keeps the members on their toes too.’ He quipped. ‘We just want to help folk feel a little better and make things a little easier for them when they visit the hospital. After all, it’s what being a member of Hospital Radio Bedford is all about.’