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Rosemere donation sees cancer patients benefit from iPods and speakers

Posted on - 21st February, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Health, Preston News
Olivia (left) and Victoria, are now able to put personal playlists together for patients thanks to funding from Rosemere
Cancer Foundation

Cancer patients undergoing treatment at Rosemere Cancer Centre can now listen to a personal playlist thanks to a recent donation.

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Therapeutic radiographers Olivia Ashby and Victoria Miller bought nine iPod Touches, nine Bluetooth speakers and a year-long Spotify Premium subscription with £2,105.91 from charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

They aim to create and develop an individual playlist for every patient and play music in the patient waiting area.

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Olivia said: “Various studies plus our patient feedback shows that music selected by themselves can help reduce anxiety and aid relaxation.

“It presents the opportunity to potentially reduce the number of medications prescribed to patients to manage their treatment anxiety.”

Victoria said playing music in the waiting area aids patient experience and relaxation – as shared entertainment such as magazines were removed for Covid-19 infection control.

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The radiographer said: “We believe that the new music, alongside the skylights fitted in the radiotherapy rooms, helps create a treatment environment that is peaceful and soothing.”

On average, the cancer centre delivers almost 1,000 radiotherapy sessions per week.

For more information on Rosemere, visit – https://rosemere.org.uk/

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