Charity brings music therapy to premature babies

New Westminster, B.C. – {June 18, 2019} – Vancouver-based charitable foundation, Music Heals, is bringing melody to Royal Columbian Hospital’s Variety Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Music Heals has presented Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation with a donation of $15,000 to introduce music therapy to the NICU.

Music therapy has been scientifically proven to have calming effects on the baby, stabilizing vital physiological functions, and in some cases supporting better breathing and feeding among premature newborns.

Royal Columbian features one of the province’s four Level 3 neonatal intensive care centres, trained and equipped to care for newborns as premature as 23 weeks and weighing fewer than 400 grams. The NICU is consistently among the top in the country for achieving excellent survival rates.