Singing Medicine is an award winning project that is delivered weekly to wards at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital and Warwick Hospital which enables children with life-limiting conditions to participate in singing activities and experience the wider benefits of singing.
We believe that children who are in hospital for long or regular periods are equally entitled to access the arts as when living in their own communities. Singing Medicine provides this access by using the far-ranging and wonderful benefits of singing to brighten the lives of the children and their families.
Next year we will celebrate 10 years of Singing Medicine. The project started at Birmingham Children’s Hospital in 2004 and since then has won an NHS Health and Social Care Award, and most recently an award from the Royal Society for Public Health for outstanding contribution to the field of arts and health.
‘Singing Medicine makes you feel better and helps you play.’ (Harrison, aged 6)
‘He really enjoys himself and can feel that bit brighter. There’s a reason to get to the end of the week – because Singing Medicine is going to be there.‘ (Parent)
We would like to thank all the funders who have supported Singing Medicine. Current major funders for Birmingham Children’s Hospital are:
Singing Medicine at Heartlands Hospital and Warwick Hospital is funded by: