Category Archives: Derbyshire Children’s Hospital

Youth Music Grant supporting Music in Health Programme

OPUS is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a grant of £113,080 from Youth Music to support the development of its music in health programme. This grant ensures that OPUS will be able to continue its residency at Derbyshire Children's Hospital for a further two years from May 2012, along with new 18 month residencies in children's wards at Leicester Royal Infirmary, Queens Medical Centre Nottingham and Kings Mill Hospital in Sutton in Ashfield from September 2012. OPUS musicians will be visiting the … Continue Reading ››

Derbyshire Children’s Hospital

Our residency at Derbyshire Children's Hospital began again yesterday, and what a fantastic day of music-making with children, families and healthcare staff it was! It's fabulous to be back at the hospital where we are made to feel so welcome and really supported in making a big difference to the lives of those we meet. It was a real priviledge to spend some time on the wonderful neonatal intensive care ward yesterday, playing music for and with babies and their families. Staff and families commented on the positive change of atmosphere within the ward, … Continue Reading ››

What we did on our Friday….

Friday 11th May 2012 AM Sunflower Ward (an open waiting area upstairs with day surgery waiting and recovery areas on each side) – quite quiet today, but started in the day surgery area – one little girl rocking with her Mum in time with the music, did not need any more engagement than that – 2 little babies in and out with parents and a few attending physicians and nursing staff joining in with “Wind the Bobbin Up” and discussing the song with each other. Other ward quiet – played “for” mostly here – sleepy patients. Lobsters (an area with … Continue Reading ››