The Royal Melbourne Hospital launches music and wellbeing podcast, Scrub Sessions
02.09.2021

The Royal Melbourne Hospital launches music and wellbeing podcast, Scrub Sessions

The RMH Scrub Choir
Words by Kate Streader

Episode one features special guest Sadako Pointer of The Pointer Sisters.

Last year, The Royal Melbourne Hospital Scrub Choir, featuring over 400 frontline workers, sought to boost Melburnian’s spirits with their uplifting covers series.

Now, as we weather another lengthy lockdown, The RMH is back with a new music and wellbeing podcast, Scrub Sessions.

What you need to know

  • The Royal Melbourne Hospital has launched a new music and wellbeing podcast
  • Scrub Sessions will feature unplugged sessions and interviews with established and emerging musicians
  • The podcast is hosted by Head of Music Therapy and Founder of The RMH Scrub Choir, Dr Emma O’Brien OAM

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Hosted by Head of Music Therapy and Founder of The RMH Scrub Choir, Dr Emma O’Brien OAM, the podcast will welcome special guests for interviews exploring their inspirations, personal tips for wellbeing, high and lows, and music, as well as unplugged sessions.

Episode one sees Dr O’Brien joined by Sadako Pointer of the ’80s hit group, The Pointer Sisters, to discuss her journey in the music industry, health, and family values, followed by an exclusive acoustic performance of her new single, ‘Happiness’.

Scrub Sessions launches today, with new episodes dropping every second Thursday. Season one will comprise eight, 20 minute episodes, featuring a range of emerging and established artists.

“Scrub Sessions aim to lift the spirits of our staff, patients and community. Its been a long difficult road for us all, and it is at these times, more than ever, that we need to stay connected and celebrate small moments of joy, working together to face the multiple health, physical, mental and emotional challenges brought on by the pandemic – Scrub Sessions aim to keep the hope alive,” says Dr O’Brien.

Scrub Sessions launches today. Tune in via the RMH YouTube channel.