The Countess of Wessex Visits Frimley Park Hospital

  March 19, 2014 at 7:38 pm by

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The Countess of Wessex paid an emotional visit to Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, England on 18 March. Her two children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn were born at the hospital in 2003 and 2007 respectively.

The Countess opened the hospital’s new neonatal unit, which has raised £150,000 for the ‘Saving Tiny Lives’ campaign. The new neonatal unit welcomes fifteen babies into the world every day. During her speech, Sophie became very emotional as the hospital reminded her of her experience whilst giving birth to Lady Louise, who spent the first two weeks of her life in an intensive care unit at St. George’s Hospital in South West London, England. During Louise’s birth, Sophie suffered from major blood loss and nearly lost her life.

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During her speech, she also unveiled the neonatal unit’s plaque. Sophie also received a hug from the Head of Midwifery at Frimley Park, Adrienne Price. Whilst she was at the hospital, she visited other patients and their new arrivals.

Her speech was: “Thank you very much for inviting me here today. I want to say well done to everyone for your fundraising, and for all the work you do to help thousands of families – your service is difference between life and death. I know all the staff are really keen to get everything started. It is a great working environment and the results you are having are testament to this investment. It has been something really important so thank you again for inviting me here today”.

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