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.
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.
Former-drug addicts and recovering alcoholics had a royal audience to hear their harrowing stories today when Princess Anne visited Bristol.
She was endorsing the work of the Addiction Recovery Agency - a charity that's marking 25 years of helping thousands of people with drink, drug and gambling problems. Many say without it, they wouldn't be alive today. Richard Payne heard one woman's story.