HRH Princess Alexandra attends opening of new wing at Kingston’s New Victoria Hospital

Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra unveiled a plaque celebrating the completion of a new wing at the New Victoria Hospital last Saturday.

The ceremony for the new Victoria Foundation Wing in Kingston was followed by an afternoon reception held for 100 guests and staff.

The final phase of the Hospital’s £30m extensive redevelopment is a new reception and outpatient suite.

The new entrance now leads into a modern, fit-for-purpose outpatient facility with increased capacity.

PROUD: Executive chairman Graham Ball with HRH Princess Alexandra in the hospital’s new reception.

HRH Princess Alexandra was given a tour of the new facility and met members of staff, consultants and guests.

New Victoria Hospital executive chairman Graham Ball said the hospital was honoured to receive the Princess.

Mr Bell said: “It marks the culmination of the Hospital’s extensive redevelopment, which provides top class facilities for patients, consultants and staff alike.

“We are very proud of our new entrance and outpatient suite – for the first-time people will be able to see the entrance to the hospital from the road.”

The new development includes twelve consulting rooms, a cardiac diagnostic room, five specialist treatment rooms including colposcopy, audiology and phlebotomy.

VIPS: Lorna Votier development director Jimmy Tarbuck and HRH Princess Alexandra

New Victoria Hospital chief executive David Marshall added: “The Hospital has been here for 60 years and it is recognised as a leading provider of safe, robust health services and has an excellent reputation.

“The redevelopment further enhances our position in the local community.

“It enables us to treat more patients from the local area and provides us with the opportunity to expand and grow our services.”

HRH Princess Alexandra has visited the Hospital on two prior occasions first to open the Alexandra Ward in 1986 and again in 2016 for the first phase of The Victoria Foundation Wing.

The first phase houses four state of the art theatres, a new fourteen bed day surgery unit and a new CT scanner with cardiac diagnostic facility.

New Victoria Hospital is a private charity-owned hospital which has provided health services to the local community for 60 years.

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