Patients boosted by students’ jazz classics
PATIENTS at Hillingdon Hospital joined in the Queen’s celebrations last week with their very own musical performance.
Patients from the Hospital’s Stroke Ward, Rehabilitation unit and Dementia friendly ward were treated to an afternoon of musical delights from the 1950s and onwards when students from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama played a series of jazz classics
The students, who are currently studying Jazz Performance played for the patients in the grounds of the hospital’s sensory garden which was created especially for patients with Dementia.
Performing classics such as Summertime, Liam Heath who led the performance said: “To perform for the patients at Hillingdon, and to revisit an era of classic jazz that many patients who were there would have lived through, is an honour and a privilege for the young musicians involved.”
Hillingdon Hospital Matron Maureen Goddard-Joseph, Matron said “We are thrilled that our patients were treated to this performance from such a renowned institute.
“The patients from these three wards are elderly patients, who are either receiving rehabilitation care for neurological and other complex conditions or patients suffering from dementia – a condition where sensory stimulation such as music is an invaluable tool.
n BENEFICIAL: Students from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama entertained patients at Hillingdon Hospital’s stroke ward and rehabilitation unit