On Saturday 11 May, HRH Princess Alexandra unveiled a plaque to celebrate the completion of The Victoria Foundation Wing at New Victoria Hospital, Kingston upon Thames, at an afternoon reception held for 100 guests and staff.
The final phase of the Hospital’s £30m extensive redevelopment is a new reception and outpatient suite. The new entrance leads into a modern, fit-for-purpose outpatient facility with increased capacity. This includes twelve consulting rooms, a cardiac diagnostic room, five specialist treatment rooms including colposcopy, audiology and phlebotomy.
HRH Princess Alexandra was given a tour of the new facility and met members of staff, consultants and guests.
Graham Ball, Executive Chairman, New Victoria Hospital, says “The Hospital is honoured to welcome back HRH Princess Alexandra to unveil this plaque. It marks the culmination of the Hospital’s extensive redevelopment, which provides top class facilities for patients, consultants and staff alike. We are very proud of our new entrance and outpatient suite – for the first time people will be able to see the entrance to the Hospital from the road.”
David Marshall, Chief Executive, New Victoria Hospital, adds “The Hospital has been here for 60 years. It’s recognised as a leading provider of safe, robust health services and has an excellent reputation. The redevelopment further enhances our position in the local community. It enables us to treat more patients from the local area and provides us with the opportunity to expand and grow our services.”
HRH Princess Alexandra has visited the Hospital on two prior occasions - to open the Alexandra Ward in 1986 and in 2016, to open the first phase of The Victoria Foundation Wing which houses four state of the art theatres, a new fourteen bed day surgery unit and a new CT scanner with cardiac diagnostic facility.