pARTicipate workshops for all
Our pARTicipate programme is an ongoing service which provides three core projects:
The Soundbite Music Programme brings a varied line-up of music to patients, staff and visitors at the RUH; this involves live musical performances as well as interactive music visits for patients. Soundbite aims to create an uplifting and positive environment for patients, visitors and staff, whist providing students and emerging musicians with the opportunity to gain experience of music facilitation and performance in a health care setting.
Artsparks on the Children’s Ward
Art workshops for young patients and their families/carers make a real difference to their overall experience and hospital stay; which also supports the clinical teams and in turn reduces pressures across the ward. Children often start workshops shy and unsure but leave with huge smiles and an enormous sense of achievement. Inevitably, this makes the whole ward a happier place.
Stitch in Time on Older Patients Units (OPU)
Weekly creative art and reminiscence workshops individually tailored for our older patients. There have been noticeable benefits for some patients who work in a group, with more interaction and improved communication skills. Having interesting activities taking place, such as art or music, gives a patient more incentive and motivation to get up and participate, which can help maintain mobility and independence.