HRH The Earl of Wessex was in Barnstaple today to officially open the new chemotherapy and day treatment unit at North Devon District Hospital.

Prince Edward was greeted by Mayor of Barnstaple Val Elkins before being led on a tour of the Seamoor Unit, meeting patients, staff, fundraisers and volunteers.


Total cost of the new unit

But the real star of the day was a spectacular cake in the shape of a royal crown:

The cake was made by award-winning chef Meg Davis

Prince Edward was very complimentary about the Seamoor Unit, the modern environment and the facilities that will make such a positive difference to thousands of patients and their families every year for generations to come

Dr Alison Diamond