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Queen Elizabeth to open children's hospital
Feb 26, 2013, 12:02 GMT
Britain's Queen Elizabeth is set to open a new children's hospital this week.
The 86-year-old and Prince Philip will visit the Royal London Hospital on Whitechapel Road, east London, which treats 40,000 patients a year, as well as the renal dialysis ward.
Sir Stephen O'Brien, Chairman of Barts Health NHS Trust said: 'We are all thrilled to welcome back the queen officially to open the new Royal London Hospital, and are looking forward to showing Her Majesty the hospital's wonderful new facilities.
'While much has changed at the Royal London since Her Majesty's first visit in 1954, the one thing which has remained the same is the warmth our staff and the people of east London have for Her Majesty. Her Majesty can be assured of a very special, 'East End' welcome.'
On Wednesday (27.02.13) the queen will also meet former patients who were receiving treatment for their injuries when she visited the former Royal London Hospital in the immediate aftermath of the July 2005 London terrorist attacks.
The royal couple will also open a new national research centre for bowel disease and surgical innovation based at Queen Mary, University of London.
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