Music is such a powerful way to provoke memories, emotions, and lift our spirits.
We had been able to arrange weekly musical interludes with Harmoni Cymru for patients on Ward B1 in the Cardiothoracic Directorate.
Patients just loved them! Amidst patient feedback comments were:
“It just brightened the day, cheered us up and put a smile on our faces”
Another patient said “Absolutely made my day. Both young ladies were brilliant and the lady with violin could make it talk.”
“They brought a ray of sunshine in an otherwise tedious day. Thank you so much for what you do.”
“Made me feel good. A pleasant change from the norm and my ward made it hard giving requests and singing wrong words! Great!”
Even though the pandemic has meant these sessions for now have gone on hold, we are exploring additional ways of bringing music to patients, both those in a ward and those at home.
B1 patients enjoying the musical interlude from Harmoni Cymru members
Daisy and Vicky from Harmoni Cymru on Ward B1