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Queen officially names Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Queen arrives at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Photo: ITV Central

The Queen has officially named the new £545 million Queen Elizabeth NHS hospital in Birmingham as she concludes the Midlands leg of her national Jubilee tour.

The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, visited the hospital after arriving in Victoria Square this morning to greet people in Birmingham.

The Queen greets the public in Victoria Square in Birmingam Credit: ITV Central

Her Majesty met staff, patients and volunteers at the hospital which is the home of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine that treats service personnel who are severely wounded overseas.

The trust has a long history with the Queen Elizabeth name, with the Queen Mother naming the old hospital in 1939.

– Dame Julie Moore, Chief Executive of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

It's estimated around 300 patients and staff came out of the hospital to see the Queen with more members of the public lining the streets.

From the hospital the Queen will travel to RAF Cosford in Shropshire to attend a pageant there later.

Preparations for the Queen's arrival at RAF Cosford are well underway.

Preparations at RAF Cosford ahead of the Queens arrival later Credit: ITV Central

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