Find out why Rosemere Cancer Centre has spent £2,000 on iPod Touches, Bluetooth speakers and a year-long Spotfiy account

Patients undergoing radiotherapy at Rosemere Cancer Centre will now be able to listen to their own personal playlist to help them relax during their treatment session.

By Julia Bennett
Thursday, 17th February 2022, 11:10 am

Therapeutic radiographers Olivia Ashby and Victoria Miller have bought nine iPod Touches, nine Bluetooth speakers and a year-long Spotify Premium subscription with £2,105 of funding

from charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Their aim is to create and develop an individual playlist for every patient and also, to play music in the patient waiting area.

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Therapeutic radiographers Olivia Ashby and Victoria Miller at Rosemere Cancer Centre with the new music equipment

Olivia said: “Various studies plus our own patient feedback shows that music selected by patients themselves can help reduce anxiety and aid relaxation, presenting the opportunity to

potentially reduce the number of medications prescribed to patients in order to manager their treatment anxiety.”

Victoria added: “Being able to play music in the waiting area will also aid patient experience and relaxation, especially since Covid as shared entertainment resources such as magazines

had to be removed for infection control. 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.

Rosemere Cancer Foundation works to bring world class cancer treatments and services to cancer patients from throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria being treated at Rosemere

Cancer Centre, which is the region’s specialist cancer treatment and radiotherapy centre at the Royal Preston Hospital, and also at another eight local hospital cancer units across the two

counties.

The charity funds cutting-edge equipment, clinical research, staff training and innovative services and initiatives that the NHS cannot afford in order to make patients’ cancer journey more

effective, comfortable and stress-free.

For further information on its work, including how to make a donation, visit www.rosemere.org.uk

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