Category Archives: Derbyshire Children’s Hospital

Music in Healthcare Settings Training

DSC_7887 edited small From 11th-17th April, we have been busy delivering our latest 5-day training course for musicians, exploring the skills and competencies required of a musician to work in healthcare settings. Over the course of five days, 8 trainees and 3 trainers have worked together to develop their skills, knowledge and awareness and visited the Derbyshire Children's Hospital to make music with patients, visitors and staff on medical and surgical wards, in Neonatal Intensive Care and in Children's Accident and Emergency. All found the training experience … Continue Reading ››

“Can we sing another song?”

Working in Derby Children's Hospital with Nick Cutts and Rich Kensington today we played our way along the upper wards in the morning. We met a young patient who was so relaxed and open about her music and singing, she just couldn't get enough of making music with us. We started with "Yellow Bird" as an instrumental piece and then a sung song. The patient and another friend in hosptial were both offered a shaker instrument to join in with - which they both did with great joy in their faces - sometimes fast, and then … Continue Reading ››

Music in Healthcare Training Opportunity – 11th-17th April 2013

We are pleased to announce that our next Music in Healthcare Settings training programme for musicians will take place on 11th, 12th, 15th, 16th and 17th April. This will take place in Derby, UK, with part of the time spent at the Royal Derby Hospital/Derbyshire Children's Hospital. A full brief and application form are attached below. You are advised to send your application asap as places may fill up quickly. Please get in touch with any questions you may have. Music in Healthcare Training opportunity Artists Brief April 2013 Application Form (pdf) Continue Reading ››