Radio Redhill, the station serving the patients and staff of East Surrey Hospital in Redhill, has picked up two honours at the National Hospital Radio Awards.

The station beat other hospital radio providers from all over the UK to win the bronze award in the competition's main category, Station of the Year.

And it also took bronze in the awards' speech package category.

The prestigious awards evening was held in Maidstone in Kent.

Radio Redhill’s entry into the Station of the Year category consisted of a 15-minute documentary, containing broadcasts from its 35th birthday celebrations in 2010.

In the speech package category, Radio Redhill's report from Sussex's Bluebell Railway’s ‘Southern at War’ event on VE-Day last year, lasting five minutes and conducted by long-standing reporter Irwyn Davies, took the bronze.

Radio Redhill has now been a finalist in the Station of the Year category in 12 out of the past 13 years, and has won a total of 40 awards since 1997.

The awards event was attended this year by hospital radio station members from around the UK, including Radio Redhill’s chairman Nigel Gray.

He said he was “delighted” with the evening’s results and said: “The awards “reflected the hard work put in by all the members of the station to produce programmes of a high standard for its listeners”.

The awards ceremony is organised each year by the Hospital Broadcasting Association and this year’s results demonstrate continued success for Radio Redhill since their venture into online broadcasting through , as well as on 1431AM and the hospital’s bedside units.