Princess Alexandra marks its 55th birthday and looks ahead to a new hospital

Princess Alexandra Clinic in Harlow marked its 55th birthday on Monday (April 27) – and extra than 50 % a century of caring for individuals throughout East Herts and West Essex.

The official opening ceremony in 1965 was attended by the Queen’s cousin, who gave her identify to the Hamstel Road amenities – Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, the Honourable Woman Ogilvy.

An account of the official opening of the healthcare facility, held in its archive, describes the celebration in depth.

The Princess arrived by helicopter at Harlow heliport on Tuesday, April 27, 1965, in significantly dark and damp temperature. Pics: George Taylor (34043945)

“The Princess… arrived by helicopter at Harlow Heliport on Tuesday, April 27, 1965, in significantly dark and damp temperature. From right here she was taken by vehicle to the quickly to be opened healthcare facility which was to be named following her (a very well-retained key

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