Name: David O'Connell
PHR Role: Ward Walker / Presenter
Committee Role: Press and Pr
Occupation: Semi-retired Teacher
PHR Member Since: 2013
My PHR Story: I joined Phoenix in 2013. I’m a semi-retired primary school teacher. I’ve been fascinated by radio ever since the pirate radio ships dropped anchor off the coast in 1964 and started playing non-stop pop music.
Being Me: I present a show on Wednesdays between 5 and 6 pm. Before that I go into the wards to get requests from patients, and then play them on the show. I really enjoy engaging with the patients and staff, and also putting the show together and presenting it. I am also on Phoenix’s Committee, responsible for Press and PR.