Duchess ‘over­joyed’ dur­ing hos­pi­tal visit

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

MOUNT Ver­non Hos­pi­tal en­joyed a royal visit last week from HRH The Duchess of Kent.

The Duchess vis­ited the hos­pi­tal in North­wood to celebrate 30 years of the Paul Stickland Scan­ner Cen­tre, which she opened in 1985.

The mile­stone has been marked with a new ap­peal to raise funds for a new CT scan­ner.

Claire Strickland, chief ex­ec­u­tive and daugh­ter of the cen­tre’s founder, said: “We rely en­tirely on do­na­tions to fund our scan­ner re­place­ment pro­gramme. We have fan­tas­tic lo­cal sup­port, how­ever high-level scan­ners cost up­wards of £1mil­lion.

“This is why we des­per­ately need con­tin­ued sup­port if we are to carry on giv­ing our pa­tients the very best di­ag­nos­tic fa­cil­i­ties.

“My fa­ther was in­cred­i­bly proud of the cen­tre and its achieve­ments and I can

The Duchess of Kent re­vis­its the cen­tre she opened 30 years ago as part of its an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion; Eve Mel­some, three, pre­pares to present her with flow­ers; the Duchess chats to staff; Hilling­don mayor Ge­orge Cooper and wife Ju­dith Cooper; the Duchess is shown around by con­sul­tant ra­di­ol­o­gist Dr An­drew Gog­bashian Photos by Grant Humphreys www.buyapho­totms.co.uk WL153879

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