Royal to open new hospital wing

THE Duke of Kent is coming to Sheffield to officially open the new Sir Robert Hadfield Wing at the Northern General Hospital.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 27th September 2007, 2:41 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th September 2007, 2:43 pm

The 30 million state-of-the-art medical ward block has replaced the Victorian Vickers Corridor wards at the hospital and has been designed to provide modern NHS care.

During his visit on Thursday October 11 the Duke, Edward Windsor, will tour the 168 bedded unit, meet patients and staff and unveil a plaque.

David Stone, Chairman of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which manages the Northern General, Royal Hallamshire, Jessop Wing, Weston Park and Charles Clifford Dental Hospitals, said: "We are very honoured that the Duke of Kent is to officially open the new Sir Robert Hadfield Wing in October.

"The Wing is enabling us to provide the very best in NHS facilities for the people of Sheffield and is a building that the city can be proud of for years to come."

On the same day the Duke will also visit B Braun Medical, at Thorncliffe Park, Chapeltown, to hear about their work with the NHS to improve hospital hygiene and develop technology to help patients with heart and knee problems.

He will also visit the University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, although details of this visit have not yet been released.