Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) have begun a new, novel project to bring live music to its high traffic areas in order to lift the spirits of patients, staff and visitors who are coming and going at the Trust.
With skilled musicians playing at intervals, it is hoped that this incidental music will provide a calming and cultured atmosphere within the hospitals, reducing anxiety for arriving visitors and patients.
The Trust already has several volunteers and they are on the lookout for more people who can offer their free time to perform.
Part of a recent drive to improve the look and feel of the local hospitals, last year the entrance at Doncaster Royal Infirmary was renovated and a new Costa Coffee shop was introduced to give patients and visitors a comfortable environment to sit and have a drink as they wait for an appointment or visit a loved one.
The pianos will also give local musicians the chance to practice and perfect their skills. The Trust is looking for musicians with Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Grade Seven in Piano or an equivalent to volunteer their time to play.