A hospital radio station is fighting for survival because health bosses say it’s too outdated for Glasgow’s new £842 million super hospital.

Southern Sound has been keeping patients entertained around the clock at the Southern General for more than 20 years.
But it has been frozen out of the new hospital.
NHGGC said an onsite radio station that offered personal requests to patients was now “less viable” because most patients bring in smartphones and tablet computers to listen to music and rooms will be equipped with TV and radio.
The station is staffed by 25 volunteers at three state-of-the-art studios at the Southern, which are to be demolished.
Volunteers are now relying on crowdfunding to pay for new studio equipment and the rent for a new base.
All the workers have already contributed £100 of their own money to keep the station alive.
Donations have reached £790 but volunteers need at least £30,000 to fund new studios.
Southern Sound also provides free advertising for major charities including MacMillan as well as NHS information to patients.
The station was launched on April 24 by former Rangers boss Ally McCoist.
Malcolm Desira, who has set up a Justgiving page, said: “Southern Sound isn’t just another radio station playing to small audiences.
“It provides free access for major charities such as MacMillan to advertise so that patients who need their help know where to go and who to contact.
“Also a great deal of NHS information is passed directly to patients via the station.
“Nobody is paid a penny and a couple of the guys who do all the technical stuff behind the scenes have been at the station for years.
“They won’t thank me for saying so but they are hugely dedicated and fight against some pretty serious personal difficulties to keep the station going.”
Alan Taylor, who is a volunteer, said: “We would like to stay in the Govan area ideally so we are hoping that someone might be willing to give us new premises.”
When the new South Glasgow Hospital opens later this year it will be equipped with the very latest in state–of-the-art patient entertainment.  
A spokeswoman for NHSGGC said: “When the new South Glasgow Hospital opens later this year, every single en-suite room will have an individual patient entertainment system with dedicated free access to Freeview channels and digital radio.
“The length of time a patient stays in hospital is reducing and most bring their own personal phones, iPads and iPods to listen to their own choices of music.  
“Our view therefore is that the historical visit by a volunteer for personal requests is less viable given these changes and the array of TV and radio choices which will be offered by our new entertainment systems.
“Until now NHSGGC has provided Southern Sound Radio with free accommodation, heating, lighting, power and maintenance costs.
“However, in November our board agreed that in light of these factors it was not appropriate to spend further public monies on funding the relocation and continued running costs for Southern Sound off site.”
“We are hugely appreciative of the service that Southern Sound has delivered over the years and a special reception is planned to recognise this.”