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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.

Christmas Concerts 2019

Please see our Events page for details of this year's Christmas concerts.

Cancer and Haematology Wednesday concerts

Concerts are sponsored by family and friends of Emily Jane Page who, together with an anonymous donor, made purchase of our grand piano possible.

12.30pm - 1.30pm on some Wednesdays
Café, main entrance (Surgery and Diagnostics), Cancer and Haematology Centre

Oxford Hospitals Charity is delighted to introduce a programme of concerts by professional musicians.

2020

8 January

Piano

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

"I've just heard from a mother whose son has been undergoing treatment at the 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."

Email from member of staff

Music on Wards Programme

In 2018-19 we organised over 200 concerts for patients and staff.

Our ongoing Music on Wards Programme at the JR and Horton reaches nine wards every fortnight, funded by a donor and the Horton General Fund.

In October 2019 we are extending the Music on Wards Programme to the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

A female harpist plays with a busy hospital ward seen behind

"Music makes most people respond when other things have failed."

Visitor comment

"Having musicians on the ward helps everyone feel more relaxed... Really uplifting, it's good for morale and I love it... Patients love it... good for the elderly patients with dementia... needs to happen more often."

Staff comments

"Lifts the spirits. Something else to concentrate on apart from your own problems! I loved it."

Patient comment