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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.
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.
– Dr Mark Evans, Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Public Health England centre
It is important for all children to receive two doses of the MMR vaccine to ensure they are fully protected from the disease. Measles is an extremely infectious and unpleasant illness, which can lead to complications.”
– Maggie Rae, Director of Public Health for Wiltshire
We know that measles can spread easily in settings like this, so we wanted to be cautious and practical, working alongside the very responsive management team at Devizes School to offer a special MMR vaccine clinic at the school.”