Music therapy is a clinical discipline in which Certified Music Therapists (MTAs) use music purposefully within therapeutic relationships to support development, health and well-being. They use music safely and ethically to address human needs within cognitive, communicative, emotional, musical, physical, social and spiritual domains.
At Grand River Hospital, we have a team of six fantastic music therapists who work with diverse patient groups across all areas of care at both the KW and Freeport sites. Our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) music therapy program is also only the third of its kind in the province.
In December 2021, we granted over $64,717 to the hospital for the music therapy program. In June 2022, we granted over $45,000, and in September 2022 we granted over an additional $80,592 to the hospital for music therapy.
In addition, we also granted over $50,000 to the hospital for adult mental health music therapy and $14,500 for digital mental health music therapy in June 2021.
Read our Music Therapy Stories to learn all about how music makes a difference for patients and families at Grand River Hospital, or meet our team of music therapists:
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