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Royal Infirmary thrilled as HRH The Princess Royal opens their £48m Emergency Department
Press release date07/03/2018
On Wednesday 7 March 2018, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal opened our Emergency Department, the newest and biggest Emergency Department in the country.
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HRH Princess Royal visit
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Building work on the £48m project began in 2015 and the department opened its doors to its first patients on Wednesday 26 April 2017.

Chairman Karamjit Singh CBE said: “We were delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness to the Leicester Royal Infirmary to officially open our Emergency Department.  Staff gave Her Royal Highness a tour around our purpose-built department so she could see first-hand what we have done to create a better environment in which to care for our patients.  As Patron of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine The Princess Royal has an understanding of the challenges faced in delivering emergency care and we were pleased to show her how we have designed a building to help us tackle those challenges.”

At the end of her tour Her Royal Highness met with staff, volunteers and charities that have supported our Emergency Department build, before unveiling a plaque to commemorate the occasion.

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For photographs from the visit, please contact the Communications Team on 0116 258 8738/ 8644/ 8717

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