Princess Anne to open Leamington Hospital’s Central England Rehabilitation Unit

The Princess Royal meets cadets at the Neale Wade AcademyS
The Princess Royal meets cadets at the Neale Wade AcademyS

Her Royal Highness Princess Anne will open Leamington Spa Hospital’s Central England Rehabilitation Unit today (Wednesday) at around noon.

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust’s (SWFT) new unit treated its first patient in November 2013 following development work which doubled capacity from 21 to 42 beds.

The development work has enhanced the environment for patients to recover in and offers state-of-the-art facilities.

The Princess Royal will be given a guided tour by the unit’s clinical lead Derar Badwan and Sue Bleasdale, General Manager for the unit.

The princess will also meet patients and their families from Warwick, Nuneaton and Northampton and will hear first-hand how the unit has helped them.

To support the new unit, SWFT has been running an on-going fundraising appeal to raise money for enhancing the facilities and assisting in providing patients with the latest equipment. The appeal has received much support and a selection of the fundraisers will be attended the opening to share with The Princess Royal why the CERU was their chosen charity.