Duchess of Cornwall opens new UK hospital wing
DateOctober 16, 2014
CHESTER, UK – The new wing of the Countess of Chester Hospital, designed by IBI Group, has been officially opened by Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
Named after the 18th-century physician John Haygarth, the £15 million ($27 million CDN) Haygarth Building houses a 21-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU), overnight relative facilities, an endoscopy suite, and outpatient clinic rooms.
Camilla was shown around the hospital, meeting the nurses, surgeons, and patients who are benefitting from the state-of-the-art building.
“The Duchess was very complimentary about the Haygarth Building,” said IBI Group’s Neil Evans. “The new facility has been designed to ensure patients and relatives receive the best possible care, creating an environment that is non-clinical, spacious, private, and comfortable.”
During the ceremony, the Duchess awarded one of the nurses, Sian Williams with the Haygarth medal to commemorate her 40 years of service caring for elderly people and dementia sufferers at the Hospital.
The official opening concluded with the unveiling of a sculpture called “Infinite Care”, based on the concept of the circle of life.
ABOVE: CAMILLA, DUCHESS OF CORNWALL, TOURING THE NEW HAYGARTH BUILDING
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