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The wards are alive with the sound of music

Posted on Wednesday 8th November 2017
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The atrium of the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle is alive with the sound of music after a piano has been introduced by a Healing Arts project.

Healing Arts is all about the unseen side of healthcare and encouraging patients’ wellbeing as well as injecting some culture and fun into to the hospital.

The piano has been loaned to the hospital by local piano tuner Dave Upton and is open to all who want to play it from 8am-8pm every day.

Susie Tate, arts coordinator at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust said: “It’s a fantastic addition to the hospital and will hopefully raise the spirits of our staff, patients and visitors. We’re hoping there are some secret Mozarts at our hospital and everyone is welcome to come and play.

“Music can be very therapeutic and our aim is to make people smile and lessen any stress they may experience during a visit to the hospital.”