A scheme which aims to encourage musicianship, leadership and commitment and provides the largest live music programme in any hospital in the UK, has appointed eleven budding young musicians from schools across East Sussex, as Honorary Musicians in Residence for East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust by the charity Arts in Healthcare.
The young musicians were presented with certificates by the High Sheriff of East Sussex, Mrs Maureen Chowen who, along with Chief Executive Dr Adrian Bull, enjoyed listening to a selection of pieces played by the group in the foyer at Eastbourne DGH on Sunday morning.
Dr Adrian Bull, Chief Executive said: “The musicians in residence are extremely talented and having them play live in our hospitals improves the environment and experience for patients and visitors. We are very fortunate to be one of the few Trusts able to provide music in this way and my thanks go to Arts in Healthcare for making it possible.”
As musicians in residence, the youngsters give their time free to play for patients and visitors at Bexhill Hospital, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital.
The charity Arts in Healthcare works with health professionals in the Trust to integrate the arts into healthcare services and the environment for the therapeutic benefit of patients and staff and for the enjoyment of the wider local community.