Raising the roof, and our voices, to celebrate 75 years of the NHS 

Patients and staff are celebrating 75 years of the NHS today with a series of musical concerts

Raising the roof, and our voices, to celebrate 75 years of the NHS 

Music will be in the air across Oxfordshire’s hospitals today as patients and staff celebrate the NHS with a total of eight musical events. 

Oxford Health Arts Partnership is hosting a celebration through music across Oxfordshire based Trust sites on the 5th. And the events will be used to launch a consultation on a trust wide music strategy.  

The concerts are funded by Orchestra of St Johns and Oxford Health Charity. 

Angela Conlan, Project Lead for Oxford Health Arts Partnership, said: “Live music in healthcare settings brings a therapeutic joy for all and the evidence suggests that it reduces anxiety and stress levels. Oxford Health Arts Partnership has been proud to support 75 years of the NHS with the musical concerts taking place today and we have just launched our plans to hold a consultation period to inform a trust wide music strategy. If anyone is interested in talking to us about this please get in touch.” 

Julie Pink, Head of Charity and Involvement, said: “We are thrilled to partner with local musicians and organisations to bring the healing power of music directly to the hospital wards and teams. It is heartwarming to witness the smiles and uplifted spirits that music can evoke, fostering a sense of togetherness and hope for patients and their loved ones.”

Most of the events are closed events for patients and staff on shift. Find out more on the Oxford Charity website. 


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Published: 5 July 2023