Paul Sylvester made ambassador of the HBA

The Hospital Broadcasting Association has appointed Paul Sylvester, Content Director at Absolute Radio, as an ambassador of the organisation.

Paul was a guest speaker on the first day of the HBA Annual Conference on Friday, which continues this weekend along with the Hospital Radio Awards this evening (Saturday).

Grant McNaughton, Chairman of HBA commented: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Paul Sylvester as HBA Ambassador. From an early age, Paul has been dedicated to radio, his passion started in hospital radio, and continues to this day – supporting HBA’s Conference and Awards for many years.

“Paul brings a wealth of talent as HBA’s Ambassador, in radio production, management and talent coaching. Paul is Content Director for Absolute Radio and was named Individual of the Year at the Radio Academy awards in October 2018.

“A Fellow of the Radio Academy, Paul is committed to raising the awareness of hospital broadcasting, understands all aspects and challenges hospital radio faces.

“Paul will be an asset to HBA and our aim to continue to increase awareness of the benefits of hospital, health and wellbeing radio.”

Paul adds: “It’s a real honour to be asked to be an HBA ambassador. My career started at Scunthorpe Hospital Radio and I know first-hand the dedication, passion and energy of the volunteers across the UK.

“Hospital Radio plays a significant role in the recuperation of patients and helps them to feel connected in difficult times. I look forward to working with the HBA and helping in any way I can to support the incredible work that Hospital Radio does.”