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ROYAL VISIT: Princess Anne to visit Maidstone Hospital

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

PRINCESS Anne, the Princess Royal, visits Maidstone Hospital on December 11.

She will be there to officially open the new helicopter landing pad to be used by the air ambulance and to thanks the charity which helped to fund its construction.

A statement from the NHS said: "On Wednesday 11 December 2019, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will be visiting Maidstone Hospital to officially open the helipad and to thank the HELP charity for their generous donation in funding its construction. 

"Her Royal Highness’ visit also coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.

"The Princess Royal will be welcomed by Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Chief Executive, Miles Scott, and Chair, David Highton, before meeting representatives from our clinical services and departments, including Cancer and Emergency Medicine as well as Occupational Therapists and the West Kent Dementia Partnership, to talk to them about their achievements.

"Guests will then move to the helipad where Her Royal Highness will be introduced to representatives from The HELP Appeal, the Trust’s helipad response team and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance. The Princess Royal will then formally open the helipad by unveiling a plaque."


Before departing, Her Royal Highness will be presented with flowers by long serving staff member Shirley Hollinshead, who this year celebrated 53 years’ continuous NHS service.