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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Music across the Trust

We have a growing music programme that is being developed across the Trust, consisting of professional musicians giving concerts on wards as well as opportunities for good amateurs to come and play to entertain patients and staff.

The Ultrasounds and Aneurhythms

The Ultrasounds and Aneurhythms are two a cappella singing groups of medical students. Their goal is to bring some of the fun they have performing to benefit patients and staff. They perform on hospital wards in response to requests from staff and in hospital entrances and the West Wing atrium - so listen out for them.

Cancer Centre concert programme

We have regular lunchtime concerts in the Cancer Centre entrance cafe from professional and good amateur musicians, using a grand piano donated by a generous donor.

We also invite patients and staff to come and play whenever they wish.

"I've just heard from a mother whose son has been undergoing treatment at the Cancer Centre. He was feeling very low and having a cup of tea when someone came in a played 'Someone to Watch over Me' on the piano - it really lifted his spirits." An email from a member of staff

Music programme for Bedford and Adams wards

Musicians from Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra playing on Bedford Ward

We have an ongoing programme of small scale concerts on Bedford and Adams wards. Professional musicians come in to play to patients, their visitors and staff. Some sessions encourage patients to join in to help make music. The music sessions provide a positive atmosphere on the wards and help create a sense of calm.