Radio Warneford has started broadcasting live programmes again after almost six months off-air following changes in the provision of wi-fi services for patients at the end of last year.
At the end of 2018 the free Patient WiFi service provided by the South Warwickshire Foundation Trust was replaced as part of a nationwide project to standardise wi-fi services in NHS facilities across the country.
The new service is called NHS WiFi and it is administered by a number of private providers on behalf of NHS trusts.
Our radio feed was hosted locally but now that the wi-fi service has become a national one we have been unable to provide a link to our feed or access to our radio player for technical reasons.
We are now broadcasting to patients via the internet. Over the last few months we have been testing our radio feed using a commercial internet host and have prepared new audio web pages to allow easy access to our broadcasts.
We have also put in place a new licensing arrangement that enables us to play music via the internet instead of through an internal system.