Derbyshire Children’s Hospital

From January to December 2011, 4 OPUS musicians have taken music-making to the children, visitors and staff at Derbyshire Children’s Hospital for one day per week. This highly succesful and innovative programme of activity has been delivered with support from Youth Music, Derby City Council and the hospital’s charitable trust. Feedback from all involved has been overwhelmingly positive, with patients, visitors and staff reporting a calmed and enjoyable atmosphere, patients feeling released from pain and anxiety and parents and staff able to make musical connections with children.

This has been one of OPUS’ most enjoyable and succesful projects to date, and OPUS is currently making plans to continue this activity for a further 2 years from April 2012.

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