Music in Hospitals

Music in Hospitals

Charity information

Music in Hospitals

Music in Hospitals provides live music performances for the benefit of people who are isolated by illnesses, disabilities and loss of independence.

Venues Music in Hospitals visits includes care homes, hospitals, hospices, day units and healthcare based clubs such as stroke or dementia clubs.

Live music brings people together to socialise and reduces levels of stress, anxiety and depression.

Founded 1948

  • Mission statement

    Music in Hospitals (MiH) is a registered charity established in 1948 and our aim is to improve the quality of life of adults and children with all kinds of illness and disability, through the joy and therapeutic benefits of professionally performed live music.

    In 2007, MiH organised 4,818 live concerts, reaching some 109,000 people of all ages in hospitals, hospices, day care centres, special needs schools, nursing and residential homes throughout the UK. All our concerts are presented by small groups of professional musicians who are chosen through audition for their high standard of musicianship, communication skills and breadth of repertoire, enabling them to relate to each member of their audience, whatever their age, illness or disability. We are able to draw on a pool of over 300 musicians throughout the UK who are currently working for us.

  • Aims

    Music in Hospitals aims to:

    • Music in Hospitals aims to reach an ever increasing number of healthcare venues with therapeutic live music performances.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1948

    Registered Charity Number: 1051659

    Board members: 13

    Full time staff: 9

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 30

    Phone number: 01932 260810

    Address: Case House, 85-89 High Street, Walton on Thames, Surrey KT12 1DZ

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • Diamond Jubilee project

    To use live music to support people receiving treatment and care for cancer and other life... More