The princess Royal spoke to some of the staff who will be working at the new hospital, discussing the role they will be undertaking, the resources that will be available and their previous experience.
Chalkdown House in Swindon is a 20 bed independent hospital that cost £3.5m to build and willprovide expert services for people in the south west rehabilitating from brain injury.
The Princess Royal has opened a £3.5 million hospital for people with brain injuries in Swindon. Chalkdown House has twenty beds for patients - as well as offering treatment and rehabilitation. Our reporter Laura Makin-Isherwood was at the opening ceremony.
Before leaving, The Princess Royal thanked those making the build possible.
Princess Anne had officially opened Chalkdown House, a new brain injury hospital in Swindon.
After taking a tour of the new service HRH the Princess Royal met contractors and others who made the building of the service possible.Nick Thatcher (right) donated the funds for the IT suite at Chalkdown House.
The Princess Royal will be opening a new brain injury hospital in Swindon today.
The new unit called Chalkdown House costs £3.5 million. It will provide rehabilitation for up to 20 people and 60 jobs will be created.