Matthew Hill

Matthew covers all angles of health in the West. From research helping to save lives, to the politics affecting the cleanliness of your GP surgery, plus the delay you face getting an appointment. He started with the BBC at Radio Norfolk in 1988.

His career took him via Radio Leicester to Slough, where he set up a district office for Radio Berkshire.

He was broadcast journalist for two years at BBC Spotlight in Plymouth and in 1995, became the Health Correspondent for the West of England.

Within a month of his appointment, he broke one of the biggest medical stories of the 20th Century - the Bristol heart babies scandal.

Since then he has regularly reported as health correspondent for Newsnight, reported on Panorama, and is currently working on a File on 4 programme.

Matthew has a string of awards for his work.

He's been named EDF Energy Broadcast Journalist for the West, Broadcast Journalist of the year twice by the Medical Journalist Association and has won the title of BT West of England Journalist four times.

Making your problems solve problems

Some of the stories Matthew has uncovered in his time have had led to wide-ranging changes.

He reported on the very first case of the Bristol organ retention scandal and the racists organ scandal, which led to the resignation of the chief executive of the United Kingdom Transplant Authority.

Later, his story about the sale of a second hand computer by Bristol University Law Department, which contained the names of paedophiles and their victims, led to a police and university inquiry.

Matthew lives with his wife and young children in Cheddar, and when he's not bringing you the latest medical breakthrough or holding those responsible for our health to account, he's a keen musician... revelling in performing live.

Matthew has won quite a few regional and national awards also which include;

BT South West of England TV Broadcaster of the year

1996 Winner

1998 Winner

1999 Winner

2000 Winner

EDF Energy SW Media Awards TV Broadcaster of the year

2006 Winner

2008 Winner

National Medical Journalist Association awards

2000 National Winner for Health Online

2004 National Winner Broadcast category for a File on 4

2006 National Winner of Radio Category for File on 4

Matthew have also reported for Panorama, Newsnight, the One O' Clock news.