KING’S LYNN: Queen opens new unit at hospital - SEE PICS
Hospital staff, patients and families turned out to see the Queen when she officially visited Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital today.
The Queen was warmly welcomed by around 150 doctors, nurses, volunteers and members of the public when she opened the hospital’s new £3 million MRI suite.
Crowds gathered outside the hospital and watched out of windows as the royal visitor arrived at the hospital named in honour of her late mother, dressed in a lavender and cream wool coat and cream ruffle hat.
She was welcomed by the hospital’s chief executive Patricia Wright, trust chairman Kate Gordon, director of patient experience and nursing lead Gwyneth Wilson and former medical director Geoff Hunnam, before being introduced to several local dignitaries including the Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk Richard Jewson, the High Sheriff of Norfolk Henry Cator, chairman of Norfolk County Council Ian Monson, West Norfolk Mayor Geoffrey Wareham and the Chief Constable of Norfolk Philip Gormley.
The Queen spoke with staff and volunteers on her way to the MRI suite, where she met patients before unveiling a plaque and signing a photograph that will go on display in the unit.
It was the Queen’s first visit to the hospital since she unveiled two CT scanners there in 2008.
For the full story and pictures, see Friday’s Lynn News.
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