Music therapy specialists Chroma are to provide music therapy to patients who are undergoing neuro-rehabilitation at QEF and will initially deliver a pilot project to deliver evidence-based neurologic music therapy.

Janet Schmitt, head of rehabilitation and care services at QEF, said: “We are excited to be working in partnership with Chroma, there are some good synergies not only in their approach with clients but also their philosophy of holistic and person-centred rehabilitation.  At QEF we aim to support each person to achieve their goals and we can see that Chroma share that philosophy.

“Starting with the pilot project, we anticipate that our clients will benefit greatly from this interdisciplinary approach to deliver measurably improved outcomes.

Daniel Thomas, managing director of Chroma, said: “We know the extent to which neurologic music therapy, in particular, can dramatically enhance people’s communication, physical movements as well as overall motivation, emotion and well-being. NMT as an intervention has defined outcomes, is evidence-based, cost-effective and can be used alongside traditional therapies. We feel our partnership with QEF is a great fit in the process of improving outcomes for more people living with acquired brain injuries.”