Why music therapy in a north Wales hospice?

As Regional Manager for Nordoff Robbins for the North West and North Wales, I’m always excited to see the birth of a new music therapy partnership. As you may (or may not) know, Nordoff Robbins delivers music therapy in two ways. In addition to our dedicated centres and units, we works closely with partner organisations to deliver music therapy in schools, care homes, hospitals and more.  

Thursday saw the launch of Nordoff Robbins’ first project in north Wales, at Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham.  The staff were excited to meet music therapist Charlotte Bailey, who was introduced to patients and families around the hospice by Kay Ryan (Day Care Sister).  Charlotte says, “I’m really looking forward to starting work with patients next week.” 

Music therapy can help in hospices in many different ways, including developing patients’ creativity, celebrating life, empowering patients and their families to endure the situation, and find healing and meaning, hope, and a sense of purpose.  If you have ideas for other places in the North West or North Wales where music therapy could make a difference, please contact me on 0771 336 7861 or email david.robinson@nordoff-robbins.org.uk