First published in Hamilton News, by Ged Cann.
Waikato Hospital Meade Clinic Centre has a new addition in the form of a piano which in time, they hope, will be played by musicians throughout the day.
A music group from Suzuki Students played alongside the piano to launch the new initiative.
Director of business support Melinda Ch’ng said the aim of the project was to bring the community into the hospital.
“We don’t want to be the castle at the top of the hill so we want to engage people so when they come they feel like they’ve been here before,” she said.
“It is to take that fear away from hospital and make it a friendly place.”
Chaplaincy administrator Heather Major said a roster was being drawn up with the final aim being someone playing throughout the day.
Anyone hoping to play will soon be able to go online and lodge an application along with a video clip of themselves playing, or Mrs Major said anyone could come in for an audition.
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