Patients on the four Care of the Elderly wards, Swan, Cherry, Cedar and Swift, at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, were treated to a song recital earlier this month by soprano Michelle Juengo from Musical Memories, which was originally set up to entertain patients at East Surrey Hospital in Reigate and was very popular there.
St Peter’s occupational therapist, Myra Murphy, got to know about their success and on her recommendation an invitation was issued for someone from the group to come to St Peter’s.
Michelle’s repertoire included ‘Que sera sera’, ‘Danny Boy’, ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’, ‘O what a beautiful morning’ and ‘Summer Holiday’.
Matron Susan Hardy said: “The patients really enjoyed listening to the old favourite songs. It livened up their day and was a real benefit. We hope we can organise more, similar events on a regular basis.”