Alex Lukjaniec, matron for older people and dementia services said of having The Spitz perform: “It’s lovely to see people’s faces light up when the musicians come on the wards and start playing. People are just drawn to the music and everyone had a good dance. It really lifted everyone’s spirits.”
The collective, who regularly perform at residential homes, hospices and hospitals and entertained the Ealing Hospital staff and patients with a musical rendition using a guitar double bass.
According to London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) which runs hospitals including Ealing Hospital and Northwick Park, around 25% of all current hospital admissions have dementia in north-west London.