Enhancing therapeutic support for inpatient infants and families by introducing Lullaby Hour to the neonatal unit
Musical interventions in a neonatal setting have been reported in some studies as having benefits for preterm infants, parents and staff wellbeing. This small service evaluation of a live musical intervention – Lullaby Hour – delivered by a musician and allied health professional staff in collaboration with neonatal colleagues and parents within a neonatal intensive care unit, aimed to consider if Lullaby Hour could be a beneficial addition to neonatal care.
Occupational Therapist, Starlight Neonatal Unit, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust; formerly Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
MSc student, Paediatrics and Child Health, University College London
Aniko Deierl Consultant Neonatologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Speech and Language Therapist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Professor, City, University of London
Hills E., Hynard L., Deierl A., Aloysius A., Harding C. Enhancing therapeutic support for inpatient infants and families by introducing Lullaby Hour to the neonatal unit. Infant 2023; 19(2): 68-70.
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