“12 months, 12 gestures” spreading music in Hospitals

We give one step further within the initiative “12 months, 12 gestures” and focus on a word that represents the essence of the great work we do every day as health professionals:


Because we accompany our patients and their families every day. We accompany them since they are born until they die, often in hard and complicated times. At the same time we get involved, empathize, attend, ask, thank and above all… we look.

Why not putting background music? What do you think?

We have organized a programme of concerts in collaboration with the municipal schools of music of our region: Vegadeo, Coaña, Tapia de Casariego, Castropol, Navia, La Caridad, Orchestra of the Conservatory of Western Asturias. The concerts will be weekly and will take place in the Hall of the hospital in Jarrio at 6 PM. They are directed to patients and relatives of Jarrio hospital, as well as professionals in the Area of health and public in general.

Because music, like care, is an art that influences the physiological, psychic, and spiritual aspects of people; feelings and emotions. It brings benefits to health, well-being and quality of life.

I invite you to enter the Youtube channel of “12 months, 12 gestures”, where you can see videos of the initiatives that we are doing.

As Plato said: ” Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, to sadness and life comfort and joy to all things.” Welcome to the concerts of the health Area I-Jarrio (Asturias)!

A warm and musical embrace.

Delia Peñacoba Maestre
Head of Management of Care and Nursing Area I

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2 thoughts on ““12 months, 12 gestures” spreading music in Hospitals”

  1. Good luck . I work in intensive care unit in Malaga. I used the music to relax the unit .
    But at the moment only few colegues undenstand. The important results is that the family understand and bring me the music the patient like,sometimes we used with headphones. I love your idea.

    1. It is all about the patients/clients and the families. Without them-those of us who work in social services or healthcare would not have jobs……..imagine yourself inpatient in a medical setting and what would you want? This provides a whole new perspective.

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