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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.