Duchess ‘overjoyed’ during hospital visit
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