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The Princess Royal meets staff at Swindon's new brain injury hospital

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.

Princess Anne meeting some of the staff at Chalkdown House Credit: ITV News West Country
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The Princess Royal opens 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 meeting financial donor Nick Thatcher (right) Credit: ITV News West Country

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Princess Anne to open new brain injury hospital in Swindon

Princess Anne will open the new unit in Swindon which has created 60 jobs Credit: PA

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.

Princess Royal to open brain injury hospital

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal Credit: Alastair Grant/PA Wire

The Princess Royal will formally open a new £3.5 million 20-bed independent hospital for people with brain injury in Swindon today.

Chalkdown House will provide rehabilitation for 20 people with complex brain injuries, led by an expert clinical team.

Her Royal Highness will be shown around the hospital and meet service users and their families along with a range of physiotherapy, occupational therapy and rehabilitation support staff.